I love drinking hot tea. On a trip to Charleston, SC in May my husband and I found a store called Teavana. They sell many varieties of loose tea leaves and you can taste or smell anything they sell. We ended up buying several different kinds and have been to other Teavana locations since to stock up. My favorites are the Iron Buddha Oolong and the Dragonwell Green. They have so many varieties it is really hard to choose. I suggest buying the Teavana Perfect Tea Maker. This item makes brewing tea leaves as easy as using a tea bag. I have given several of these for gifts since we bought ours. Teavana stores are located in malls all over the country and they do mail order.