Beware: the world of tea is a rabbit-hole of fascinating history and knowledge that just might suck you in forever! Taiwan and Fujian are known for their strong, sweet oolongs; Yunnan province for its earthy, fermented pu’er. Undeterred by the complexities of tea industry, a knowledgable tea connoisseur would know how to find authentic jasmine and white peony teas to avoid imitators made from lower-quality teas. A few of these connoisseurs are the proprietors of Chinatown’s many tea shops. As the keepers of this heritage, they can help you pick out exactly what you need.