If you're a tea person, you are going to LOVE Capital Teas! We were at a conference near the Mosaic District of Fairfax, Virginia and stopped in for a late night cup of chamomile tea (with honey). You don't have to be an expert to quickly taste the quality of their teas. I can honestly say that it was the best cup of chamomile tea I have ever had!
They have a huge selection of delicious loose-leaf teas and unique tea-related must haves. Their website notes that their stores have been designed to provide customers with a "multi-sensory" tea experience. "We encourage exploration, we reward curiosity and we embrace innovation in each of our stores every day. We also invite our patrons to discover the magic, complexity, tastes and aromas of our teas by offering free samples and maintaining a prominent sniffing wall in each store." This place was created by tea lovers for tea lovers! As we waited for our tea, we did plenty of sniffing of the heavenly teas. They have over 200 organic and natural teas and infusions!
Their tea kettles and tea accessories are cool and unique. We ended it up purchasing several items for ourselves and gifts including a stainless steel Universal Infuser. I was excited to find out that they have locations across the United States and around the world! They also have a very cool online store that offers free shipping on orders over $55 and free tea samples with every order!