NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

Comprehensive member driven guide to vendors of all teas

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by Marco » Feb 22nd 11 5:09 pm

Rithmomachy wrote:
dangert wrote:Finepuer for (guess :)) pu-erh.
I'm not yet eligible to nominate, but if I may, I'd like to second this nomination.

I just got some samples from them. They have a very good selection, especially for samples of aged pu erh. They also have excellent packaging. Each sample came in a ziplock baggie inside a small box with a full color label showing a picture of the tea. Each box was wrapped in shrinkwrap and the whole set was encased in styrofoam. Nearly indestructable in shipping, no transfer of flavors, and very pretty and convenient for storing and displaying the samples. (Hope I'm not giving too much information for the nominatyions thread!)
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let me third this one :)

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by tearabbit » Jul 25th 11 8:34 pm

I'd like to add Hojo tea. Even though he doesn't allow buyers to buy directly from his website, he has been very responsive to emails. The orders were also shipped promptly and well packaged. I love his teapots as well as some of his tea.

The new 2011 Bing Dao mini bing is superb. Smooth and sweet with deep after taste. I also enjoyed his deep fired Dong Ding and Yun Feng Chinese green tea very much.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by jcov » Feb 23rd 12 7:23 pm

The Phoenix Collection

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by kasey » Apr 19th 12 5:53 pm

Any recommendations (or otherwise) for Silk Road Teas?

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by Seeker » May 19th 12 5:47 am

I'd like to throw a nomination into the hat...
Zen and Tea in San Francisco.
I have 3 pu's from there, and like them a lot. As i understand it the proprietor is a master of chinese medicine and is working with the Puerh Institute in Yunnan.
Also Essence of Tea, and Teance. I have several pu's from each of these, and they are good.
Another element that would be of vital interest to me is a reputable vendor that has some older sheng (as some of you may remember, I'm old school and not at all into the young sheng pu's that havent been properly aged yet - 'chan ko' choke throat, yuck!; no dis to those of you that like 'em, its just that i dont care for them).

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by guitar9876 » Jan 28th 13 12:00 am

I would like to nominate Zomiatea. The owner Barry, specializes in genuine gushu pu-erh.
http://zomiatea.com/

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by futurebird » Mar 15th 13 5:09 pm

Bana should be added

also

Wan Ling Tea House.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by futurebird » Mar 28th 13 7:03 pm

sampletea.com is a good vendor for puerh. I think they should have a thread so people can talk about them.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by amaranto » Mar 28th 13 8:17 pm

sampletea.com is a good vendor for puerh.
Based on what little experience I have with puerh, I've liked the stuff I've gotten from them. They also send out little samples with orders, which is a great way to try their selection.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by whatsinaname » Aug 2nd 13 4:56 pm

I nominate Origin Tea for the TeaVendor Guide List for puerh.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by Cwyn » Aug 13th 14 12:50 pm

Origin Tea is no longer selling tea as of June 2014. They are selling out the teapots, pretty much all gone already too.

This topic is pretty old.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by yssah » Aug 2nd 15 12:30 pm

Please update with Mandala, White2tea, Crimson Lotus :)

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by Jaymo » Sep 1st 15 6:55 pm

yssah wrote:Please update with Mandala, White2tea, Crimson Lotus :)
Yes! White2Tea definitely needs to be on the list! I've also had a good experience with Mandala. Have yet to give Crimson Lotus a try though.

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by Nefarious » Sep 3rd 15 5:14 pm

Are all of the recommendations international or does the list need a geographic perspective to it??

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Re: NEW! Official PU-ERH Tea Vendor Guide

by alix » Oct 25th 15 8:44 pm

Whats about tea urchin?