I just had a surprise. I was in a grocery store near Minneapolis, Cub Foods, and for kicks I decided to stroll down the coffee aisle and see what they had for tea. I was shocked to find they had about 18 or 20 different kinds of bulk loose tea in dispensers similar to those they use for coffee. They sold for 99¢ per ounce and they had bags to use similar to what they had for coffee, but smaller.
I can't recall the brand, but I think it was Cameron or something that. I believe they have bulk coffee beans from them as well. Most of the types they had were flavored coffees and herbals, the exception being some English Breakfast in both regular and decaf.
I couldn't help myself and ended up buying an ounce of the regular english breakfast and an ounce of a black currant and assam tea. I've just finished a cup of the black currant and I'm surprised at how good it is. (I'm a rookie tea taster so take that for what it's worth). I'll try the english breakfast tomorrow.
I won't make this my regular tea source but for a buck with no shipping costs, I'll probably by an ounce or two to try every time I'm in there.