Chip wrote:Well, there are many vendors in China selling through ebay. There are also many sellers of silver needle.
But this is a little like comparing apples to oranges since the Rishi Silver Needle is certified organic, and has already gone through proper importing into the USA.
This particular ebay seller does not categorize a seperate heading for white tea, and their SN is from Yunnan. Several of Rishi's are from Fujian.
I guess that is true.
This seller as far as I know only sells Yunnan teas.
I guess now I will have to try Fujian white tea to compare.
Actually for this seller if you go to their actual website they have white and green teas together, pu erh in another section and black tea in another.
I'm not too worried about the seller going through the correct export whatever for Canada.
I buy my tea, pay online and it is sent to me packaged (in silver foil pouches w cardboard box).
Also the seller declares the actual postage value and labels package so I could be charged tax or duty one day...haven't yet.
I don't really know how much differenr Rishi tea is exept that they have nicer packaging.
There are also a few US sellers selling some of that company's tea and even in a few local stores here,so I'm not too worried.
Just because they are a small company with what seems like 2 people is not a big deal for me.