Chelmsford Tea and Gifts (3 reviews)
Very cute store with excellent selection of tea. Offers two teas that you can sample but does not serve tea.
We do serve tea actually! We've got new tables in, and we can make a cuppa or pot of anything we carry. Over 200 different choices! And the prices range from $1.95-$3.49, depending on the rarity of the tea. Stop in and try some today.
Wow looking at that last review is sad and grossly wrong. Chelmsford is a great locally owned tea shop that I love to support. They have an amazing selection of teas with natural flavorings that have a true taste of quality to them. There are always two teas already made in the store daily for customers to sample for free. The staff is great and cheery. They are always helpful. The review before doesn't do it justice. And honestly going to a store 10 minutes before closing is just rude anyway. I wouldn't have wanted to serve her either.
I love their Earl Grey Cream, but in looking at my large tea stash, have noticed that while my tins from Adagio are mostly empty, and my bags from Carnelian Rose and the Spice Merchant run out very quickly (despite the fact that I have to wait almost weeks for re-orders from Carnelian), every other bag of tea I have bought from Chelmsford is still full. This is sad, since I have spent most of the last two years only 45 minutes away from them. They don't seem to be as helpful as other shops when it comes to recommending (or labeling with ingredients) their teas, and once when I was in about ten minutes before closing, the girls who were working that evening already had everything closed up and did not want to serve me. I haven't been back since.