I'm a big daily coffee drinker and would like to start brewing my own fresh tea - not teabags. I did a search on Chowhound in General Topics and found several tea sellers online and also descriptions of various teas. Wow! It's overwhelming so I thought there has to be places in Manhattan I could go to and sample teas and buy small quantities.
I like the usual suspects: jasmine, Earl Grey, Rooibos and especially masala chai as served in Indian restaurants. I'd really like to branch out and reap the health benefits of tea and start using my teapot and accessories given to me as gifts that collect dust.
Thanks for all suggestions.