Over the past year I have become a big time tea drinker. I first seriously started drinking tea (and collecting the gear) over a year ago when I stumbled into David’s Tea on Bleecker Street. If you enjoy drinking tea and find yourself in NYC, stop into one of their locations. They have the friendliest and most helpful people working in their stores that will make a tea lover out of anyone. The health and medicinal benefits of tea are widely known. Teas can help you loose weight, reduce your risk of cancer and heart attack – I am not making this up – google the benefit of tea and you will see a plethora of studies that show the benefits of tea drinking. And they really have a tea for everything. Can’t Sleep? Try Mother’s Little Helper, The Big Chill or Sweet Dreams. Hungover? I recommend Some Velvet Morning or an Iced Matcha in the summer. They have tea’s that taste like dessert but with none of the calories. Here is a tea that is good for your skin and helps you look your best. I know I have been mainly focused on David’s Tea, but for me it’s the best because its location is near my apartment, the people are awesome and I love their accessories. I have to say one of my favorite tea accessories is the Perfect Mug, which not only looks good but is so clean and easy, especially for those of us who hate tea bags. I have cut down a little on my coffee and pumped up my green tea intact and I can tell you I have never felt better! Happy sipping!