Flowering tea


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Flowering tea

Postby jjmreal » Feb 25th, '08, 20:02

I am looking to buy bulk blooming tea balls for my wedding in March. My fiance and I meet in the tea eisle at the grocery store! So we want to bloom tea with our 30 guests + leave them a keepsake. So we will need from 100-150 tea balls. Any suggestions for a great deal would be appreciated!
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Postby Pentox » Feb 25th, '08, 21:09

I would suggest talking to some of the vendors that sell flowering teas directly. On an order of that size I would imagine that they might cut you a deal or work something out because it is your wedding and because that might be some nice PR/Marketing. Is there a vendor in particular that you two are fond of? Since there are so many vendors for flowering teas I would imagine that at least one would want to help you out.
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Postby jjmreal » Feb 25th, '08, 23:42

Any names of vendors would be appreciated!!!
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Postby henley » Feb 26th, '08, 11:20

Harney & Sons www.harney.com has a section of art teas & Adagio www.adagio.com has it under the "extras" tab as display teas. We own a business so I got info from Harney regarding their wholesale program & it was reasonable. If I remember right you had to buy a minimum of 4 cases to get the discounted price. It would be worth checking w/each vendor to see if they could help you. Congratulations & keep us posted.
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Postby xine » Feb 26th, '08, 12:34

Please note that most often you won't be able to get a wholesale discount from a lot of vendors unless you have a valid tax ID.

The following companies sell flowering teas- Adagio.com, Numi Teas, Teaposy. Teaposy is ridiculously expensive, but there is a wider variety. Numi sells their flowering teas loose- so each bloom is sold in various quantities for various prices ( I saw one that stated 65 dollars for 38 pieces, so about $1.70 per bloom). Adagio teas have boxes of blooms, individually wrapped, 10 to a box for $10.00.

I think it's very sweet that you and fiance met in a tea aisle! I'm hoping that this information helps! I would also suggest check out an Asian Grocery/Chinatowns, etc in your area (if any) to see if they have any bulk tea sections.
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Postby JerryDenver » Feb 26th, '08, 13:31

I found some flowering teas at http://www.tealaden.com. They have a good selection and a toll free number if you have any questions.
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Postby forkyfork » Feb 26th, '08, 13:34

Dragonwater also sells flowering teas, and you can order as many as 4lbs worth from their retail website. Not sure how many tea balls that includes, but you can always e-mail and ask.

Another cool thing about dragonwater is they offer sample sizes, so you can try out the flowers before you purchase a whole lot of them.
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Postby Pentox » Feb 26th, '08, 14:24

Hm here's the vendors that I know have them (most have been listed)

Numi
Dragonwater
Adagio
Teance
Lupicia
Teaposy

I know there are a lot more vendors out there, those are just the ones I know sell them off the top of my head. But as far as which one might be more understanding and give you a better deal, I don't know, but I would suggest talking to as many of them as you have time for.
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Postby hop_goblin » Feb 26th, '08, 15:22

I would try Dragon Tea House on Ebay.. Good place to start
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Re: Flowering tea

Postby augie » Feb 27th, '08, 07:48

jjmreal wrote:I am looking to buy bulk blooming tea balls for my wedding in March. My fiance and I meet in the tea eisle at the grocery store! So we want to bloom tea with our 30 guests + leave them a keepsake. So we will need from 100-150 tea balls. Any suggestions for a great deal would be appreciated!


That is the absolute coolest story!

Do you have a relationship with a local tea store that you might be able to convince the owner to buy in bulk for you? It's a lot to ask, but if you're a good customer they might be willing to help you. Like Christine said, you'd need a tax ID and be able to prove you're a reseller to convince a wholesaler to sell to you at cost.
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