UK - Tea retailers online ?

Hi -
I'm a bit new around these parts, so apologies if this question has been answered before.
I regularly shop at Whittards Tea Zone shops in London (for those that don't know, these are like their standard tea shops with a special section set aside for speciality/single estate teas). Obviously it would be much easier if I could shop online, so wondered if anyone here had recommendations, or had tried ordering online from Whittards [ideally would like to get them to deliver to me at work].
AFAICT, Twinnings doesn't offer their speciality teas online, and their shops opening hours aren't the most convenient if you work during the week.
I've also found the St James Teas website, how do they do quality wise ?
I like mid to stronger black teas, Ceylons, Assams, etc. I notice St James does tea from Kenya and Tanzania and wondered whether or not these were worth trying ?
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Regards, Chris
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chris
Hello. I was amused to read your post because, since I'm going to London next week, I was going to ask the newsgroup about where to go there to buy tea. On my last visit I stumbled into a tea shop which didn't have much tea of quality, so I supposed that London is no guarantee of good tea. On the other hand, I'm traveling via Philadelphia which has a nationally famous tea shop which with luck I'll be able to stop at, though I won't have much time.
You will probably get a lot of answers, maybe from some with experience in English tea shops like Whittards which will save you postage. If not, I have had very good luck with SpecialTeas,
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, and Upton Teas,
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. The former has a flat 6$US international shipping fee and the latter is 10$US for the first pound (they may be different types of shipping though).
Best,
Rick.
> Hi -
> I'm a bit new around these parts, so apologies if this question has been > answered before.
> I regularly shop at Whittards Tea Zone shops in London (for those that don't > know, these are like their standard tea shops with a special section set aside > for speciality/single estate teas). Obviously it would be much easier if I > could shop online, so wondered if anyone here had recommendations, or had > tried ordering online from Whittards [ideally would like to get them to > deliver to me at work].
> AFAICT, Twinnings doesn't offer their speciality teas online, and their shops > opening hours aren't the most convenient if you work during the week.
> I've also found the St James Teas website, how do they do quality wise ?
> I like mid to stronger black teas, Ceylons, Assams, etc. I notice St James > does tea from Kenya and Tanzania and wondered whether or not these were worth > trying ?
> -- > Regards, Chris
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Rick Chappell
In Rick Chappell writes:
I have a list of tea shops in London here:
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For high quality (and high prices) Harrods and Drury would be my recommendation. I mention the prices because Harrods have tea you won't find elsewhere in London but at a price :-) They have quite good teas at affordable prices too and nobody forces you to spent a fortune there, so don't let my remarks deter you.
Have fun.
Kind regards --- Birger Nielsen ( snipped-for-privacy@daimi.au.dk)
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Kai Birger Nielsen
I've had some very good experiences with Grey's Teas
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They are willing to to discounts for bulk orders (I usually buy by the kilo), but you have to ask specifically.
Their Keemun Orchid is very very nice. And I see that they've extended their ranges.
Robby
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Robby
I understand this is a high rent district. How about outlying Indian stores? One near me stocks frozen roti,chapatti,naan which is the only bread I eat except for tortillas till I restock. The best hot curry is tea masala plus tumeric. You can't beat good cheap Indian commercial tea about $.01/g which is also the price for Arabic brands.
Jim
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Space Cowboy
snipped-for-privacy@ix.netcom.com (Space Cowboy) writes:
East London has a large number of Sri Lankan stores some of which stock teas in the quantities you are asking for.
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Regards, Chris
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chris
tea range from Ten ren. Know as Cha wong, true tea connoisseurs in the far east swear by it. Its the most recongised brand in the Far East. Once you try this, anything else is going to be second best. Its very hard to get hold and quite expensive but if you really appriciate quality then its well worth it. I get mine from
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, and they deliver to europe. Apparently they are the sole distributors of the product in europe
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nickwarren
Hi Chris, I shop for my tea from Halmari tea and I have been very satisfied with the quality of it. All their teas are sourced from Assam, so I am guessing it will be something that you will like. And the rate is also very reasonable. Try their clonal tea, it is really very nice. Website Link -
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Lewis Perin
Hi..Rick Chappell
Online retail store of tea is Halmari Tea. i purchased Chamomile Tea Bags recently from here .It is best tea store you can purchase any type of tea here online. you also can check i am giving you website from where i purchased. Website:
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Halmari TeaUK
I know of one tea brand "lowsugardrinks". You can google it. I think they are in Canada and the USA but nit sure of the UK. They might have what you seek. Anyway, good luck
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