Bird Pick Tea and Herb

Best Teapots, August 2010
Behold a world of leafy splendor at Bird Pick Tea and Herb. You’ll find scores of teapots and even more teas to steep in them (parent company Wing Hop Fung got its start as an herb shop in Chinatown and owns several tea estates in China). The shelves are lined with simple ceramic pots, traditional iron pots, translucent glass pots, plain earthenware pots, and a few schmancy sculptural numbers—one resembles a clump of bamboo stalks. Less comely infusers, boilers, and plug-in Chinese-style kettles are available as well for serious steepers.