My favorite coffee business in Berlin, Companion Coffee, is now also doing tea. This is a Lakyrsiew black tea from India, harvested in July 2012 from a family-run, artisanal garden. What I like most about them is their laid-back approach to things. Although super-busy and highly professional, Shawn and Chris, the two owners, are very likable, relaxed, and accessible guys. Aussies, of course.
Photo: Courtesy of Mary Scherpe