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Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Jadee » Mar 3rd, '13, 11:58

What are good online shops with quality teas and teaware? Looking for those in Europe.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Chip » Mar 3rd, '13, 12:07

What kind of teas and wares?
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Jadee » Mar 3rd, '13, 12:23

Mostly oolongs and puer.

Maybe same black (assam) and Japan green.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby chado.my.teaway » Mar 3rd, '13, 12:59

Essence of Tea - UK
Five Star Tea - Poland.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby NPE » Mar 3rd, '13, 13:17

For a really great choice of good/high quality oolongs I can recommend Hotsoup, a Dutch online tea shop (hotsoup.nl). The prices are reasonable and the quality is certainly the best that can be had in the Netherlands - and they ship to all of Europe.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Chip » Mar 3rd, '13, 14:23

And for reallllly interesting and highly functional teaware "born and raised in Europe" ... try 2 of our teaware artisans. Petr Novak and Andrzej Bero.

I know Petr will do custom work (since I have had numerous pieces made), and I think Andre does as well.

Petr here: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=12296

Andrzej Bero there: http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=14833
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Suutej_Tsaj » Mar 3rd, '13, 14:38

NPE wrote:For a really great choice of good/high quality oolongs I can recommend Hotsoup, a Dutch online tea shop (hotsoup.nl). The prices are reasonable and the quality is certainly the best that can be had in the Netherlands - and they ship to all of Europe.


Niiice one! They really have a huge selection and the general quality seems good. Bookmarked!
Also, thank you to the OP. I've been looking for a similar thread in the past days. Shipping costs from outside Europe can be quite high sometimes.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby David R. » Mar 3rd, '13, 14:48

Essence of Tea (puerh, wuyi yancha), and Postcard Teas (green teas, black teas, and also oolong : dan cong and wuyi yancha). Both from England.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby edkrueger » Mar 3rd, '13, 16:32

May I suggest having a look here.
Or maybe here to see what people have already said.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby NPE » Mar 3rd, '13, 18:07

edkrueger wrote:May I suggest having a look here.
Or maybe here to see what people have already said.


Please remember that there are lot of languages spoken in the EU, which makes 'googling' a bit more of a challenge. Also it is not easily visible in the tea vendor guide in TC where a company is located.
A final thing to consider is that not only can shipping costs become rather painful, customs can also be the cause of a headache or two when it comes to allowing the ordered tea into the country - as I have had the misfortune to experience myself.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby edkrueger » Mar 3rd, '13, 21:35

Hmm, strange. I can Google in English on the American version of Google and find European tea vendors in non-english speaking countries. The search also pulls up previous times this question was answered on teachat.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Chip » Mar 4th, '13, 00:12

No reason not to ask again ... maybe some things have ... changed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby Jadee » Mar 4th, '13, 04:27

Thank you for all the suggestions. Will have a look at them. Looking forward having another cup of a good tea. :-)

And for the Google advice... @edkrueger Surely I can Google it, but I would rather have some personal experiences from tea users and where they shop for quality tea then Google optimised results.

And @NPE I totally agree with you, language is one big barrier and shipping cost is the main reason I am looking for on-line shop inside EU.
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 4th, '13, 04:54

EU vendors I know (from my own experience and I can recomend):
Darjeeling.cz (darjeeling,korean, greens), FiveStarTea.pl (wuyi yancha,taiwan), bily-jerab.cz (korean, oolongs)

EU vendors I know from friend's recomendation (but not tried yet)
pu-erh.sk, teautja.hu, essenceoftea.co.uk

NPE wrote:For a really great choice of good/high quality oolongs I can recommend Hotsoup, a Dutch online tea shop (hotsoup.nl)

thanks, good to know :)
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Re: Online tea shop (EU)

Postby andrzej bero » Mar 4th, '13, 05:05

Jadee wrote:And @NPE I totally agree with you, language is one big barrier and shipping cost is the main reason I am looking for on-line shop inside EU.


surprise can be that shipping cost in EU can be same or even higher compared to shipping cost from Asia to EU.
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