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Postby serendipity919 » Dec 21st, '08, 18:13

hello all! I am new here, and just getting into tea drinking. i am wondering what is the best online store to buy loose tea. i have tried adagio, which was pretty good, but limited in their flavors. i refuse to buy anymore teavana. any suggestions? thanks!

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Re: best online tea stores

Postby Cofftea » Dec 22nd, '08, 10:27

serendipity919 wrote:hello all! I am new here, and just getting into tea drinking. i am wondering what is the best online store to buy loose tea. i have tried adagio, which was pretty good, but limited in their flavors. i refuse to buy anymore teavana. any suggestions? thanks!


amazon.com, shopdrtea.com (if you like coffee, you must try their coffee oolong), favatea.com, botanicalindulgence.com, inspiredaroma.com, artoftea.com, stashtea.com, uptontea.com, revolutiontea.com, mightyleaf.com, angelinasteas.com, goldenteahouse.com, theteatable.com, olivus.us (if you're daring and want to try olive leaf tea), thesimpleleaf.com, zenleafteas.com

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Postby auggy » Dec 22nd, '08, 11:12

I like specialteas.com, too, though I think I tend to be in the minority on that one.

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Postby Cofftea » Dec 22nd, '08, 11:50

auggy wrote:I like specialteas.com, too, though I think I tend to be in the minority on that one.


They have a fair selection of organic teas which is good- but a limited variety over all, I also love their China Hairy Crab oolong.

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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Dec 22nd, '08, 12:08

For Japanese Greens, check out
Den's: has a nice $3 sampler for green tea.
O-cha
Lupicia
Maiko

For Oolongs, check out
Hou De: awesome, but a little pricey for starting out
Red Blossom
TeaCuppa
Jing Tea Shop

For Pu, check out
Yunnan Sourcing
Dragon Tea House
Puerh Shop

For a wide variety of teas, check out
Tea Source: Good for black teas
New Mexico Tea Co: the owner is very nice, free shipping on your first order
Harney and Sons
Enjoying Tea: Their rooiboses are pretty good.
Adagio

There are many, many more tea shops online. These are only a small smattering of what is available. Hopefully other people can add to the list for you. It might help to mention what types of teas you are looking to try.

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Postby Tea Noob » Jan 24th, '09, 03:12

Bump.

(Sorry, I refer to Cinnamon Kitty's list of retailers. I suggested that something like it be added to the site but... Is there a way to save or have favorite threads?)

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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Jan 25th, '09, 13:03

When the other tea forum comes back to existence, I can start a thread with the fifty-five tea vendors that I currently have saved in my bookmarks. I don't know where else it would go otherwise. I haven't ordered from all of them, but most were mentioned randomly on the forum at some point.

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Postby sheila77551 » Jan 25th, '09, 15:38

Welcome serendipity919
Have a wonderful time in tea world!

Thanks Cinnamon Kitty, great list by category.
Thanks Cofftea! I too will be checking these sites out.
And auggy, going over there right now! Thanks

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Postby Teatimes » Jan 25th, '09, 23:48

You can also try my website at EDIT by MOD. We have about 100 teas....white, green, oolong, black, rooibos, and herbals.

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Postby Tea Noob » Jan 26th, '09, 09:32

Cinnamon Kitty wrote:When the other tea forum comes back to existence, I can start a thread with the fifty-five tea vendors that I currently have saved in my bookmarks. I don't know where else it would go otherwise. I haven't ordered from all of them, but most were mentioned randomly on the forum at some point.


what is the 'other site'? Boy it sure would be nice to have a sticky with retailers and reviews....

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Postby Cinnamon Kitty » Jan 26th, '09, 10:58

What I meant was that on Tea Chat, the "Other Tea" part of the forum got misplaced. It used to be a subforum, but it looks like it has gone missing for the time being. I am not quite sure where else in this forum would appropriate to start a thread with all the different vendors in it.

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Postby Chip » Jan 26th, '09, 11:09

I might create a temporary "Other Teas II" subforum today pending the hopeful return of the original.

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Postby johnoed » Jan 27th, '09, 04:56

I had no idea how many online tea companies there were. Thanks so much to everyone who provided a link. I can now create my own bookmarks just for tea. Although I have to say that shopinspiredaroma.com and zenleafteas.com are no longer in business.

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Postby bhie :) » Apr 8th, '09, 04:10

-- yeah. i prefer specialteas.com too. :)

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Re: best online tea stores

Postby jesstea » May 18th, '11, 13:05

hey im new here too!

i must say i love adagio! but if you are looking for something smaller and more local (especially if you're from new york) i love sanctuary t shop teas. shopsanctuaryt

when i visited new york, they told me they made all the blends in their restaurant! it's nice to know that some places stay small and local like that. :)

jess

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