From left, Tina Rossi, a tea lover from Huntington, samples tea with Melissa Wawrzonek, owner of The Clipper Ship Tea Co. in Northport. (May 2, 2013) (Credit: Heather Walsh)
Tea is having its moment on Long Island as three independent shops, dedicated to the glories of choosing and brewing it, have raised the traditional cup to a new level of connoisseurship.
"Tea comes in an almost infinite variety, and every tea tells a story about its own history, geography and processing," says Nicole Basso, whose Sip Tea Lounge in Huntington is the newest emporium to open.
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