Really enjoyed my shopping at T&T Most of the employees are really helpful they can speak Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese,of course English and Spanish. I even heard them talking some dialogues in Chinese which is surprisingly convenient. The young guy at store is super helpful he helped me for finding the suitable tea for my dad. I found some kinds of dried plums really nice and their package is nice too.
They will fill your Chinese herbal prescription and their prices are very affordable. It’s a cool experience watching the very senior herbalist use an abacus to do her math and also use an old fashioned hand scale to measure the herbs.
All kinds of great things in here if you want to try alternative medicine this is where you go. This is definitely old-school Chinese lots of cool stuff.
There are so many things in this small store... it has a funny smell as soon as you walk in... but you have to know what you are looking for... it is a family own store so the younger generation of people speak English well but is unsure of some of the things in the store... of course the older generation of people don't speak or hardly speak English so you can't really explain or help you with what you looking for... and they are not so friendly... but this is the only place you can find Chinese herbs/medicine...
We've been coming to their store for over 10 years and it remains a gem in this city. Several of their teas are great and so are their ginseng extracts. I love to stock up on their large cinnamon they have. If you like your cinnamon tea to be naturally sweet and spicy, I highly recommend buying it here. It's strong. The staff is nice and attentive, despite the language barrier with some members but overall, it's a great family business. I, personally, enjoy every visit!