buying tea from e-bay?

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buying tea from e-bay?

Postby asterix2k10 » Jul 3rd, '13, 23:19

Anyone ever buy tea from e-bay tea vendors based out of China?

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Re: buying tea from e-bay?

Postby William » Jul 18th, '13, 04:54

I have bought, a few weeks ago, 3/4 examples of raw Pu erh from a vendor based in Canada; the quality of the examples were pretty decent, but I personally prefer to buy from sites that sell tea directly from the farms, or that are trusted sellers (for example, I checked about every single vendor, all the experiences and opinions that were posted here on TC to decide which sellers try to buy small quantitative and see how it goes).

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Re: buying tea from e-bay?

Postby asterix2k10 » Jul 18th, '13, 12:57

I am getting tea from an e-bay seller in China that in most cases, is good tea. Not totally certain about pesticide content but the taste is good and seems fresh. The tea doesn't appear to be direct from the farmer though. It comes in small commercial packages, like something you'd see in a market.

I'm fairly new to fine tea so maybe I would be more impressed by more rare teas direct from farmer.

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