Best places to buy tea online?


Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online? I would go to regular retail stores but we don't seem to have any here in San Diego worth mentioning. So instead I purchase most of my tea from specialteas.com. I've also purchased from thefragrantleaf.com before. I just purchased a bao zhong oolong from them and I'm pretty excited to receive it. I've never received anything but quality tea from either website, but my knowledge of tea is still limited so who really knows.
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xDustinx
I personally like to shop at www.psteas.com and www.adagio.com. I feel that these sites are pretty complementary in terms of the teas they offer. But the best feature is their rewards system. Both offer points for every dollar you spend and you can redeem them for a gift certificate to purchase more teas for free. I've tried others such as www.stashtea.com but didn't find their teas to be as flavorful. hope this helps. If you want to try them out, email me and I will send you one of their $5 refer-a-friend gift certificate. Mike > Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online? I > would go to regular retail stores but we don't seem to have any here in > San Diego worth mentioning. So instead I purchase most of my tea from > specialteas.com. I've also purchased from thefragrantleaf.com before. > I just purchased a bao zhong oolong from them and I'm pretty excited to > receive it. I've never received anything but quality tea from either > website, but my knowledge of tea is still limited so who really knows.
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mike.thadman
> I personally like to shop at www.psteas.com and www.adagio.com. I feel > that these sites are pretty complementary in terms of the teas they > offer. But the best feature is their rewards system. Both offer points > for every dollar you spend and you can redeem them for a gift > certificate to purchase more teas for free. > > I've tried others such as www.stashtea.com but didn't find their teas > to be as flavorful.
It seems there are more online purveyors of tea than there are varieties of tea! Sadly, high shipping costs to Australia prevent me from taking advantage of them, at least at the moment.
Gavin
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Gavin

I buy my Darjeelings from
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Aloke Prasad
> Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online? I > would go to regular retail stores but we don't seem to have any here in > San Diego worth mentioning. So instead I purchase most of my tea from > specialteas.com.
Special Teas is a good vendor. I also use Upton a lot: www.uptontea.com
Randy
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RJP
>> I personally like to shop at www.psteas.com and www.adagio.com. I feel >> that these sites are pretty complementary in terms of the teas they >> offer. But the best feature is their rewards system. Both offer points >> for every dollar you spend and you can redeem them for a gift >> certificate to purchase more teas for free. >> >> I've tried others such as www.stashtea.com but didn't find their teas >> to be as flavorful. > >It seems there are more online purveyors of tea than there are >varieties of tea! Sadly, high shipping costs to Australia prevent me >from taking advantage of them, at least at the moment.
Isn't there a big online seller in Sydney? I can't remember the name, but a friend bought me some Prince of Wales from them and it was pretty good. --scott
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Scott Dorsey
I recommend Ten Ren Tea in chinatown in San Francisco. I've been using them for years and never been disappointed. They ship their loose tea in resealable, sturdy, foil-lined bags. My orders have always arrived fresh and tasty. Go to www.tenren.com There is a link there to check for store locations if you don't want to buy on line and are near one. Jim Kennedy LT USN(Ret) Jacksonville, FL > Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online? I > would go to regular retail stores but we don't seem to have any here in > San Diego worth mentioning. So instead I purchase most of my tea from > specialteas.com. I've also purchased from thefragrantleaf.com before. > I just purchased a bao zhong oolong from them and I'm pretty excited to > receive it. I've never received anything but quality tea from either > website, but my knowledge of tea is still limited so who really knows. >
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Jim
> I personally like to shop at www.psteas.com and www.adagio.com. I feel > that these sites are pretty complementary in terms of the teas they > offer. But the best feature is their rewards system. Both offer points > for every dollar you spend and you can redeem them for a gift > certificate to purchase more teas for free. > > I've tried others such as www.stashtea.com but didn't find their teas > to be as flavorful. > > hope this helps. > > If you want to try them out, email me and I will send you one of their > $5 refer-a-friend gift certificate. > > Mike > > Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online? I > > would go to regular retail stores but we don't seem to have any here in > > San Diego worth mentioning. So instead I purchase most of my tea from > > specialteas.com. I've also purchased from thefragrantleaf.com before. > > I just purchased a bao zhong oolong from them and I'm pretty excited to > > receive it. I've never received anything but quality tea from either > > website, but my knowledge of tea is still limited so who really knows.
I've actually had tea from Adaigo. My girlfriend bought me some for a gift giving occassion. She got me the Oooh Darjeeling and Golden Needle. Both are pretty good but I have so much left I won't need anymore for awhile. Thanks for the offer though.
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xDustinx
> Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online?
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They're always handy with the seasonal single-estate goodness, and have an excellent decaf Darjeeling, and I like their almond tea (#901) as well as the whites and the Tsar's blend (which they seem not to do any more...).
--Blair
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Blair P. Houghton
> > It seems there are more online purveyors of tea than there are > varieties of tea! Sadly, high shipping costs to Australia prevent me > from taking advantage of them, at least at the moment. > > Gavin >
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They specialise in Japanese teas, but also have a wide range of other type of teas in their shop. Their silver needles and oriental beauty oolongs are nice. The sellers there seem to love their teas and know a lot about them. They are based in Sydney.
Kathy
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Kathy
> > > >It seems there are more online purveyors of tea than there are > >varieties of tea! Sadly, high shipping costs to Australia prevent me > >from taking advantage of them, at least at the moment. > > Isn't there a big online seller in Sydney? I can't remember the name, > but a friend bought me some Prince of Wales from them and it was pretty > good.
I suspect you mean The Tea Centre, which is good (and thanks to Kathy for mentioning Taka Tea Garden as well). I have reasonably convenient access to both stores, so don't need their online ordering capacity. I'd certainly recommend them for people who can't get to the stores.
Just saying, though, it would be nice to take advantage of online stores in other countries to try particular teas that aren't available locally, or to try some of the teas that are mentioned in this newsgroup.
Gavin
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Gavin

For a wide range of teas, suggestions are: a. www.palaisdesthes.com b. www.uptontea.com c. www.specialteas.com d. www.stashtea.com
For specific region teas: a. www.kyelateas.com b. www.thunderbolttea.com c. www.assamteabiz.com
there are others as well, but this is what is coming to my mind at the moment.
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STJones

It really depends on what kind of tea you are looking for, you are pretty much on for most teas with upton and specialteas. Houdeasianart.com is a great place for Oolong and Pu-Erh teas. If you can put up with a three week wait then yunnansourcing on e-bay is your best bet for selection for Pu-Erh teas in general, and their Bi-Luo-Chun premium is a steal for the quality. Enjoy your tea adventure, and always keep an eye open for local merchants - nothing beats sitting down and sampling a tea before you buy, though that is something you find mostly from asian sellers.
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tea junkie
> Just wondering where everyone likes to purchase their tea online? I > would go to regular retail stores but we don't seem to have any here in > San Diego worth mentioning. So instead I purchase most of my tea from > specialteas.com. I've also purchased from thefragrantleaf.com before. > I just purchased a bao zhong oolong from them and I'm pretty excited to > receive it. I've never received anything but quality tea from either > website, but my knowledge of tea is still limited so who really knows. > I also haven't found too much as far as good tea shops in San Diego. I've found a few places that I go every once in a while.
If you like Japanese tea, there is a Japanese market called Mitsuwa Market Place: 4240 Kearny Mesa Road (Clairemont) 858-569-6699. It has a pretty big selection of packaged teas from Japan.
Ranch 99 Market on Clairemont Mesa Blvd. between the 805 and Convoy has some good teas, but not great. Again they are packaged teas. The more expensive FooJoy teas in tins aren't too bad.
Surprisingly Peets Coffee and Tea have some decent teas. I've had their Keemun, Lung Ching and Sencha and all were good. They have locations in Torrey Highland, La Jolla and Hillcrest. You can find their locations online at www.peets.com
Den's Teas
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Other than that I've gotten most of my teas online from Special Teas, Upton and www.teaspring.com .
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Blues Lyne
Try www.goldenteahouse.com or www.teaspring.com they both have fixed shipping worldwide, and pretty great teas. Danica > > I personally like to shop at www.psteas.com and www.adagio.com. I feel > > that these sites are pretty complementary in terms of the teas they > > offer. But the best feature is their rewards system. Both offer points > > for every dollar you spend and you can redeem them for a gift > > certificate to purchase more teas for free. > > > > I've tried others such as www.stashtea.com but didn't find their teas > > to be as flavorful. > > It seems there are more online purveyors of tea than there are > varieties of tea! Sadly, high shipping costs to Australia prevent me > from taking advantage of them, at least at the moment. > > Gavin
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