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Old 03-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

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!

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Old 03-05-2009, 05:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

I have not ordered tea but they have a nice supply.
http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/abou...FQG7Ggod9GstmQ

and this I only heard about...http://www.englishteastore.com/?gcli...FQFvGgodDCswnA

Mr Moo might have some places he uses that he might recommend.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:50 AM   #3
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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.

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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

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.
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:03 AM   #5
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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.

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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!
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Old 03-05-2009, 06:28 AM   #6
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http://www.teamerchants.com/MyPages/about.aspx
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:14 AM   #7
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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

specialteas.com is a pretty good site as well.
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Old 03-05-2009, 10:17 AM   #8
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http://www.stashtea.com/

I think the wife owns stock in the company, she buys so much...
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:31 AM   #9
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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

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

I highly recommend them
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #10
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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

I highly recommend them
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Without a doubt, I second this suggestion. Been using them for over 20 years. Prices cannot be beat, quality and service are excellent.
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Old 03-05-2009, 01:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

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.
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Old 03-12-2009, 06:40 AM   #12
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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.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:41 PM   #13
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http://www.teavana.com/ I use these guys because they have a shop close to me and an excellent selection and quality.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:32 PM   #14
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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

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.
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I have not ordered tea but they have a nice supply.
http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/abou...FQG7Ggod9GstmQ

and this I only heard about...http://www.englishteastore.com/?gcli...FQFvGgodDCswnA

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.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:19 PM   #16
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I use Adagio, it is fantastic: www.adagio.com
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I'll second Teavana. Ridiculously expensive but oh so delicious.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:28 PM   #18
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Here's my favorite...

http://www.itoen.com/

If you're ever in NYC check out their shop on Madison Ave.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:25 PM   #19
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specialteas.com...
A hearty second for Special Teas. Of the 3 or 4 online retailers I've purchased from, they've had about the best quality, consistently.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:54 AM   #20
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Default Re: Recommendations for Tea Retailers?

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-S...__W0QQ_armrsZ1
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