Coffee is riding high on its third wave, while tea is still splashing about in the shallows. Or in the Western world at least. The story goes that P & T’s founder, Jens de Gruyter, sailed the seven seas in search of the perfect cuppa. Not only has he now returned with the finest leaves on earth but also the very essence of tea culture. In this exquisitely designed shop, you’re encouraged along a path of tea-based self-discovery, which translates into free ‘Gong-Fu’ tastings all round. With leaf origin stories and special seminars on site, it’s a case of Tea Freaks R Us. And whether it’s just a storm in a teacup, only time will tell.