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morefifemusic
03-04-2009, 08:18 PM
I know this isn't coffee, but I figured this would be a good place to start with this question.

I am looking for good online retailers to buy whole leaf teas and tea accessories. Anyone have one the frequent?

Thanks for any suggestions!

-Tyler

germantown rob
03-05-2009, 05:46 AM
I have not ordered tea but they have a nice supply.
http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/about_tea.php?gclid=CO-PmMDai5kCFQG7Ggod9GstmQ

and this I only heard about...http://www.englishteastore.com/?gclid=CK6a0Yfbi5kCFQFvGgodDCswnA

Mr Moo might have some places he uses that he might recommend.

Smoking Dragon
03-05-2009, 05:50 AM
I found a great tea shop in the Venitian Mall in Qatar. The saleswomen were very attractive and playful. I know it may be a bit of a trip to get there, just trhowing it out there. :hf

Sarge

SeanGAR
03-05-2009, 06:01 AM
Mostly Chinese tea ... shop is in China but their service is quite good. I've purchased from them many times.

http://www.jingteashop.com/

Also:
http://www.thefragrantleaf.com/
http://www.sevencups.com/
http://www.holymtn.com/

I prefer Jing because you are closer to the source, but have purchased from all of these guys multiple times.

morefifemusic
03-05-2009, 06:03 AM
I found a great tea shop in the Venitian Mall in Qatar. The saleswomen were very attractive and playful. I know it may be a bit of a trip to get there, just trhowing it out there. :hf

Sarge

I have a friend in the Airforce. His last deployment was in Qatar, maybe if he goes again he can pick some up for me. ;)


Thanks for the recommendations guys, I'll check em out!

Mister Moo
03-05-2009, 06:28 AM
http://www.teamerchants.com/MyPages/about.aspx

imthegoal
03-05-2009, 07:14 AM
specialteas.com is a pretty good site as well.

Geppetto
03-05-2009, 10:17 AM
http://www.stashtea.com/

I think the wife owns stock in the company, she buys so much...

TOB9595
03-05-2009, 11:31 AM
For many years I have purchased from UPTON TEA
They have a broad range of teas, great services and a wealth of tea info.
Easy and vast online selections.
Sign up to receive their Tea quarterly a hardcopy of the catalog and nifty articles on tea. "HOW TO" in teas also

UPTONTEA.com (http://uptontea.com/shopcart/home.asp?UTid=503-12-4322717&afterCart=/shopcart/home.asp&)

I highly recommend them
Tom

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/TOB9595/TEA/IMG_5551.jpg

T

RevSmoke
03-05-2009, 12:39 PM
For many years I have purchased from UPTON TEA
They have a broad range of teas, great services and a wealth of tea info.
Easy and vast online selections.
Sign up to receive their Tea quarterly a hardcopy of the catalog and nifty articles on tea. "HOW TO" in teas also

UPTONTEA.com (http://uptontea.com/shopcart/home.asp?UTid=503-12-4322717&afterCart=/shopcart/home.asp&)

I highly recommend them
Tom

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v116/TOB9595/TEA/IMG_5551.jpg

T

Without a doubt, I second this suggestion. Been using them for over 20 years. Prices cannot be beat, quality and service are excellent.

renton20
03-05-2009, 01:22 PM
http://www.teasource.com/ is another great place. They are my local tea shop, my B&M so to speak and I love their teas. I don't have much experience with other retailers but I have always enjoyed what I've gotten from them and they have always treated me right.

Sawyer
03-12-2009, 06:40 AM
Even though I have never ordered from them, this is my new favorite tea company.

http://www.portsmouthtea.com/Main.php

I just found out they donated 70 lbs of tea to the Tax Day Tea Party. :salute:

Steelergar
03-13-2009, 03:41 PM
http://www.teavana.com/ I use these guys because they have a shop close to me and an excellent selection and quality.

perogee
04-05-2009, 09:32 PM
For the Canadians, this is a little shop in Edmonton (across from MEC ;) ) www.canadiantea.com
I try to visit it any time I am in the city.

Dunkel
07-09-2009, 11:11 AM
I have not ordered tea but they have a nice supply.
http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/about_tea.php?gclid=CO-PmMDai5kCFQG7Ggod9GstmQ

and this I only heard about...http://www.englishteastore.com/?gclid=CK6a0Yfbi5kCFQFvGgodDCswnA

Mr Moo might have some places he uses that he might recommend.

English Tea Store has some very good deals on tea. Don't get ripped off, try ETS.

DougBushBC
07-09-2009, 01:19 PM
I use Adagio, it is fantastic: www.adagio.com

TanithT
07-09-2009, 01:25 PM
I'll second Teavana. Ridiculously expensive but oh so delicious.

Mr.Maduro
07-09-2009, 01:28 PM
Here's my favorite...

http://www.itoen.com/

If you're ever in NYC check out their shop on Madison Ave.

Demented
08-28-2009, 03:25 PM
specialteas.com...

A hearty second for Special Teas (http://www.specialteas.com). Of the 3 or 4 online retailers I've purchased from, they've had about the best quality, consistently.

Zanaspus
08-29-2009, 09:54 AM
Depends largely on what you want. Special teas is nice for decent tea. as is Adagio.
If you want to go more high end,
http://funalliance.com/ is a nice start.
My favorite of all times is
http://www.jingteashop.com/default.cfm (Great tea, enthusiast level, direct from china).
Also, Scott at Yunnan Sourcing if you get into pu-erh like me
http://stores.shop.ebay.com/Yunnan-Sourcing-LLC__W0QQ_armrsZ1

cashed ash
09-27-2009, 12:35 AM
http://www.teasource.com/ is another great place. They are my local tea shop, my B&M so to speak and I love their teas. I don't have much experience with other retailers but I have always enjoyed what I've gotten from them and they have always treated me right.

Same here. I just bought a sampler of 8 different teas. They are good teas. I am not an experienced tea drinker but I know I will not be going to target for tea anymore.

eber
10-09-2009, 04:12 PM
I have used adagio a couple times adagio.com (www.adagio.com)

Guitarman-S.T-
10-20-2009, 05:24 PM
If your looking to try True Chinese tea, www.jingteashop.com is about the best money can buy.
Tell Jing or Sebastian S.T sent ya!

mariogolbee
10-20-2009, 05:43 PM
http://www.teavana.com/ I use these guys because they have a shop close to me and an excellent selection and quality.

I'll second Teavana. Ridiculously expensive but oh so delicious.
I'll pass this motion. Teavana is very pricey but they never disappoint. I've tried others to my dissatisfaction. Lupicia is pretty good too and their tins are less expensive.

Guitarman-S.T-
10-20-2009, 07:36 PM
Teavana to me is like Starbucks hahaha Bringing knowledge to people that could in other ways Never know what Quality is, But they do wonders in malls, and for the basic Tea drinker, Me, there chinese tea ( if you can track down the roots of there names they call them) isnt up to par. Normally when you buy chinese loose leaf over seas, Its That season, and if its a little after a season or so old- its gone. Then you see other companys sell it for somewhat more! ( always check for dates if your able ;) you will taste the difference and thank me)

But nothing wrong with the people who Enjyo Teavana, a bit pricey is an understatement but Im extremely biased on Chinese tea so theres my 2 little pennies

mariogolbee
10-20-2009, 07:41 PM
Teavana to me is like Starbucks hahaha Bringing knowledge to people that could in other ways Never know what Quality is, But they do wonders in malls, and for the basic Tea drinker, Me, there chinese tea ( if you can track down the roots of there names they call them) isnt up to par. Normally when you buy chinese loose leaf over seas, Its That season, and if its a little after a season or so old- its gone. Then you see other companys sell it for somewhat more! ( always check for dates if your able ;) you will taste the difference and thank me)

But nothing wrong with the people who Enjyo Teavana, a bit pricey is an understatement but Im extremely biased on Chinese tea so theres my 2 little pennies
And your recommendations? I'm always looking for a better source.

ZachF88
12-11-2009, 06:23 PM
Love Teavana! I drink several cups a day!

loki
12-11-2009, 07:17 PM
my fiancee uses adagio.com for all her teas. she seems to be very happy with them..she's been getting more packages then I have.

Steelergar
12-12-2009, 08:29 AM
yeah, I gave up on Teavanna a couple months ago because the one close to me stopped carrying gunpowder green tea (my go to green tea) and the next closest price one Sencha, I do not like. The next closest price one after that is around 11.50 for 2 ounces which is too rich for me. So I started using Earthfare, if your in the SouthEast you might have one, their based out of Asheville NC. I ran into another place on Church Street here in Charleston I want to check out called tea empourium located in a wealthy neighborhood here. I'm curious to see what they have.

DrDubzz
01-04-2010, 05:49 PM
stopped into a Teavana this weekend, spent some money, and am happy with the results.

I primarily drink black tea, and their Black Dragon Pearl and Copper Knot Hongcha are both excellent

the almost biscotti is good too :D

tchariya
01-06-2010, 01:07 PM
English Tea Store has some very good deals on tea. Don't get ripped off, try ETS.

I second this. ETS ships fast and has very decent prices.

whodeeni
01-26-2010, 11:49 AM
www.rosemountainherbs.com

They have a great assortment of teas and
herbs, you just have to know what you're
looking for. The prices are excellent too!

DocLogic77
06-25-2010, 09:29 AM
I only use http://www.jas-etea.com/

Knowledgeable owner and a terrific selection of well cared for aged Pu-erh teas.

lbowles2
06-25-2010, 11:47 AM
My problem is I don't know much about teas so a place like Teavana that I can walk into is invaluable. I know I am paying extra but I am willing to pay a bit extra because of my ignorance ;) I try to look at some of the sites that you guys have posted and I just plain don't know what I'm looking for. I suppose as I get more experienced that will change but until then Teavana here I come. I just wish it wasn't a hour away from home :(

Guitarman-S.T-
06-25-2010, 11:57 AM
I only use http://www.jas-etea.com/

Knowledgeable owner and a terrific selection of well cared for aged Pu-erh teas.

great source! I have never been there before. www.jingteashop.com is my go too but this also looks like a great source for Chinese Tea

Sawyer
06-25-2010, 12:22 PM
My problem is I don't know much about teas so a place like Teavana that I can walk into is invaluable. I know I am paying extra but I am willing to pay a bit extra because of my ignorance ;) I try to look at some of the sites that you guys have posted and I just plain don't know what I'm looking for. I suppose as I get more experienced that will change but until then Teavana here I come. I just wish it wasn't a hour away from home :(

My only problem with Teavana, other than price, is that they have too much fruit in their teas. They are almost all blended or flavored with fruit. Saying that, the My Morning Mate has almost replaced coffee for me. Delicious stuff and at least as much caffiene as coffee. I wish it wasn't so darn expensive.

mosesbotbol
06-25-2010, 12:41 PM
Fortnum & Mason is one of the best and most renown tea shops in the western world.

Fortnum & Mason
181 Piccadilly
Westminster, London

www.fortnumandmason.com

Steelergar
06-25-2010, 07:46 PM
If you guys are ever in Charleston check out the charleston tea plantation on Wadamaw Island or their store on meeting street across from the visitors center. Their the only comercial tea garden in America. They make tea for bigelow too. As well as firefly vodka.

DocLogic77
06-26-2010, 02:28 AM
great source! I have never been there before. www.jingteashop.com is my go too but this also looks like a great source for Chinese Tea

Stephen takes good care of his customers and has a nice selection of aged Pu-erhs. If he doesn't have what you are looking for he can usually find it.

netsurfr
11-20-2010, 07:47 PM
Stephen takes good care of his customers and has a nice selection of aged Pu-erhs. If he doesn't have what you are looking for he can usually find it.

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. We specialize in pu-erh teas but also carry a nice selection of black, green, white, and oolong teas. If we don't have a pu-erh tea that you are interested in, we will make every effort to acquire it for you at the best possible price. In addition, if you find a US-based pu-erh price cheaper than mine, we will match it or beat it.

My wife and I run a small business that take care of after the normal business day is done in our regular jobs and on the weekend. Despite that, I think that we provide some of the best customer service on the internet.

We would love to be your tea source of choice on the Internet. Let us know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Steve
www.JAS-eTea.com
sales@JAS-eTea.com

netsurfr
11-20-2010, 08:11 PM
Stephen takes good care of his customers and has a nice selection of aged Pu-erhs. If he doesn't have what you are looking for he can usually find it.

Thanks to everyone for the recommendations. We specialize in pu-erh teas but also carry a nice selection of black, green, white, and oolong teas. If we don't have a pu-erh tea that you are interested in, we will make every effort to acquire it for you at the best possible price. In addition, if you find a US-based pu-erh price cheaper than mine, we will match it or beat it.

My wife and I run a small business that take care of after the normal business day is done in our regular jobs and on the weekend. Despite that, I think that we provide some of the best customer service on the internet.

We would love to be your tea source of choice on the Internet. Let us know if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Steve
www.JAS-eTea.com
sales@JAS-eTea.com

Periferius
11-25-2012, 08:12 AM
Here the odd one out, the highest awards and the best tea's: TEAGSCHWENDNER WORLDWIDE LOCATIONS : UNITED STATES.
Or have a peek for yourself at : http://www.teagschwendner.com/US/en/Locations.TG.
Been there for ages, swift delivery and fabulous teas, plus a free book on tea's.