In Taiwan, the retail tea company Ten Ren is a big deal. (You may also see it called Tenfu Tea.) We visited a shop during the Taiwan Tea Tour. The first floor was retail, including teas, equipment and tea snacks. Upstairs was a restaurant (a future post!) and a tea school. The company is associated with Tenfu Tea College and the Lu Yu Institute.
Here are some of the beauties I found browsing in the retail part of the shop.
Ten Ren also has shops in North America. Like any good retail shop, they sell tea and equipment in a range of price points and qualities. One of my favorite aspects was the tea snacks. I came home with black tea-walnut chewy candies. Do you know Ten Ren teas?