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Share your knowledge of online leaf tea shopping

by quenel » Jan 4th, '18, 00:59

To shop tea online is unlike buying tea from local store that you don’t have chance to see the real shape or color of tea you buy. Can any of you share your knowledge for online tea shopping? What information do you go by, the grading, the brand or any others?

Jan 4th, '18, 11:23
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Re: Share your knowledge of online leaf tea shopping

by absence » Jan 4th, '18, 11:23

Reputation.

Jan 5th, '18, 01:15
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Re: Share your knowledge of online leaf tea shopping

by quenel » Jan 5th, '18, 01:15

absence wrote:Reputation.
Agreed. which Chinese tea brand do you prefer? The authentic ones

Jan 5th, '18, 12:57
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Re: Share your knowledge of online leaf tea shopping

by ethan » Jan 5th, '18, 12:57

absence wrote:Reputation.
+1
quenel, Like so many others, you mention concern for the shape & color of your tea. I sample many teas when shopping for tea; I am not looking at the shape & color of the leaves of actual tea or photographs of it. I am dismayed that it is almost impossible to sell tea online without photographs & the cost in time & $ of them.

Jan 7th, '18, 11:21
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Re: Share your knowledge of online leaf tea shopping

by quenel » Jan 7th, '18, 11:21

ethan wrote:
absence wrote:Reputation.
+1
quenel, Like so many others, you mention concern for the shape & color of your tea. I sample many teas when shopping for tea; I am not looking at the shape & color of the leaves of actual tea or photographs of it. I am dismayed that it is almost impossible to sell tea online without photographs & the cost in time & $ of them.
Thank you Ethan

Jan 8th, '18, 10:46
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Re: Share your knowledge of online leaf tea shopping

by 12Tea » Jan 8th, '18, 10:46

Simply buy and try it out yourself. Start with small samples. And stock up when you like a particular one. It happened to me that I liked a certain tea, when I ordered the year after, it wasn't the same taste. This is normal for artisan tea.

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