tea store eye candy: a visual tour from chilie to france

I’ve said it previously but to me tea isn’t just about the leaf, and I wanted to share some of the beautiful tea store, tea house and tea retail photos I’ve come across recently – from all over the world. Some of them certainly have a  “kid in a candy store” vibe to them don’t you think?

I think you can tell quite a bit about the local tea culture from the tea packaging and teaware they have on offer, some are so originally Asian in origin while others show real British influence, or even European almost cosmetic or candy-style packaging (especially Zoe Tea and Mariage Freres Tea Shop below).

All of the images link through to their original Flickr posting, so feel free to click through and continue to explore!

Mariage Freres Tea Shop, France - photo by samuel globus

Cha Yuan Tea Shop in Lille, France - photo by karine

China Town Tea Shop in San Francisco - photo by randy pertiet

Lupicia Tea Store - photo by sumo cat

Tea Store in Korea - photo by joonyoung kim

Tea Store in Taiwan - photo by visual age

Tea Store in Port Jefferson - photo by arctic penguin

Zoebrick Tea Shop, Chilie - photo by wachunei

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  1. […] stores have much in common with old school candy stores, beautiful arrays of packaging and tins. To me, these stores are visually striking and beautiful, I’ve dedicated whole posts to my love….  They convey they same sense of wonder and excitement that candy stores held for me as a kid.  […]



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