Lecturing your dachshund nonstop on the pros and cons of converting your front yard into a Pat Sajak–themed mini golf course is bound to make you thirsty after a while. Moisten dry throats and mouths with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of tea, teapots, infusers and more at Margaret's Fine Imports, located in the Squirrel Hill shopping district.
The teas and coffees at Margaret's Fine Imports spoil taste buds with a cavalcade of caffeinated and herbal goodness. With more than 200 varieties of loose teas, tea aficionados can unwind with options such as the soothing Japanese Genmaicha green tea ($5.99 per 1/4 lb.), or dip cookies and hands in China's ultrarare Quangzhou milk oolong ($19.99 per 1/4 lb.). As loose tea’s tidier cousins, bagged teas such as Polish rosehips ($3.50 for 20 bags) and British Yorkshire gold tea ($7.50 for 40 bags) let customers act as tea-string-manipulating puppet masters.
Explore more than 30 types of gourmet coffee, including nonflavored choices such as the Guatemala Antigua coffee ($10.99 per lb.) and a number of organic and fair-trade options (from $12.99). A selection of teapots, mugs, and presses allows beverage buffs to make high-quality potions at home or enjoy water out of a luxurious vessel.
Margaret's Fine Imports
In her bio, Margaret Harris jokes that she "may have had her first 'cup of tea' when she was only one day old." That's because Harris was raised in Poland, where tea, she writes, "is the primary household beverage." Today, she applies her training at the Warsaw Medical College to discuss the health benefits of her brews with customers at her tea-and-coffee shop, Margaret's Fine Imports. In addition to stocking more than 200 types of loose-leaf tea, from Chinese green tea to British teas such as Taylor's Yorkshire Gold tea and PG Tips, Harris completes proper tea times with German and Polish sweets, Asian-style tea sets, and napkins autographed by the Mad Hatter.
Squirrel Hill South
5872 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217Get Directions