That's handy to know. I've always been a bit scared of taking my own
tea into restaurants, even though most of the time I'd certainly prefer
that. Recently, for trips to the park though, I've been using T-Sac bags
which are unbleached and don't really leak much of their taste into the tea.
(and of course are bio-degradable).
Let me know how the bulk blends at the health food store taste.. I'm always
> I've been buying the stuff in bags, because it's more convenient,
> especially for travel and for taking to restaurants. Did you know
> that most restaurants don't charge anything if you take your own tea
> bag? And I like the Big Brand blends. Vitaglo made it quite
> affordable, til they increased the minimum for free shipping.
> I'll probably check out the bulk blends at the health food store, just
> in case.
> Thanks, Dianna
> >Dianna wrote,
> >>Does anybody have a better (ie. cheaper but still reliable) source for
> >>herbal tea?
> >Dianna, I checked out the Vitaglo website, and unless I'm missing
> >seems the only offer the big brands Alvita and Celestial Seasonsings, and
> >mostly in bags.
> >Bags are always far more expensive than loose; and big brands more
> >than the bulk varieties. I am certain there are herbal tea suppliers out
> >on the net who sell in bulk. You could probably even do better (than
> >with the bulk herbs at health food stores, but if you are far from such
> >mail order is the way to go.
> >I'd do some computer searches on bulk herbs. I'm happy with what I find
> >health food store, so I haven't looked into a cybersource for these.
> >I did once buy some exotic herbs online that I couldn't find elsewhere at
> >Of course, if you are really enamoured of a certain blend that is only
> >available from Celestial, or something, then you will be locked into
> >as you have been. Even so, there must be vendors who charge less for
> >Joe Kubera
> To reply, please remove "fluff" from my address.
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