Sep 2nd, '17, 01:48
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Looking for Japanese tea vendors/dealer in European Union

by sugataishi » Sep 2nd, '17, 01:48

Hi everybody,
I have had a bad experience with customs in Poland while buying tea in Japan - I had to pay a huge tax for buying outside EU.
Do you recomend any good dealer of Japanese tea within EU?
Thanks for help.

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Re: Looking for Japanese tea vendors/dealer in European Union

by victoria3 » Sep 2nd, '17, 10:50

Here are some ideas for Japanese teas sold outside of Japan. Not sure which country you are in, as I couldn't find an introduction from when you joined.
EU
http://www.darjeeling.cz/en/green-tea
http://www.postcardteas.com/site/produc ... reen-teas/

Malaysia
http://hojotea.com/item_e/available.htm

USA
http://www.ippodo-tea.co.jp/en/shop/ny.html

Sep 3rd, '17, 10:57
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Re: Looking for Japanese tea vendors/dealer in European Union

by PAQF » Sep 3rd, '17, 10:57

Hi Sugataichi,

I can relate to your plight. Here in Spain we have a similar problems when buying teas from shops outside EU. It is not so much the import tax or VAT but the customs agent surcharges and paperwork that are a problem.

One vote for Postcard Teas.

Find enclosed some links to tea shops in Spain with which I have good experiences and may be of help:
Hope it helps.
Pedro Alberto

Sep 3rd, '17, 15:39
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Re: Looking for Japanese tea vendors/dealer in European Union

by sugataishi » Sep 3rd, '17, 15:39

Thank you, I will start browsing those shops soon 'cause I am running out of tea.

Btw, in Japan I buy in Hibiki-An.

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Re: Looking for Japanese tea vendors/dealer in European Union

by lopin » Sep 22nd, '17, 05:29

sugataishi wrote: Thank you, I will start browsing those shops soon 'cause I am running out of tea.

Btw, in Japan I buy in Hibiki-An.
Pity you have tax problems. In czech we have no tax on tea. I ordered many times from yunomi.life especially their surprise teas are super fun and great value

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