Now that first-flush Darjeelings and brews with mystical names like Iron Goddess of Mercy are turning up everywhere, budding tea connoisseurs have endless choices. Here, we uncover the best teas and sources.


Tea 101
The path to a great tea experience starts with knowing the finest tea regions, the best importers and proper preparation.

Tea User’s Guide: 10 Teas to Know
A user’s guide to 10 teas, from the aristocratic, pure pu-erh to the populist blended teas like chai and scented ones like Earl Grey.