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experience with these wholesalers?

by richf7 » May 13th, '06, 13:48

I'm a few months out from launching a tea venture (just organic & fair-trade) and was wondering if anyone had experience with any of these wholesalers?

1. Adagio (I'm sure there are few of you out there)
2. Sungarden
3. Rishi

I'm hoping to find out how it was to work with them and what you thought about their tea quality and pricing.

Thanks for any feedback you can give!


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May 13th, '06, 18:53
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by ilya » May 13th, '06, 18:53

Although we have no experience with Sungarden, I can tell you that Rishi's teas are a good choice to consider. They specialize in fair-trade and organic teas and I'm sure anything you purchase from them will be of very good quality.

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by richf7 » May 14th, '06, 09:30

Thanks for the reply. So far, in just talking to them, Rishi has been good. Sungarden has an amazing selection, but is not so great communication and customer service wise. Perhaps they'll improve. Thanks for the input.

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by EvenOdd » May 15th, '06, 02:30

I'm simply a consumer of tea, mostly of Adagio as of yet, but I know that Tao of Tea does wholesaling. I've seen their tins in a local shop. A big thing of theirs is trying to get mostly certified organic and fair-trade teas, and they state the details for each tea. I know nothing about dealing with the business, but the site looks interesting.

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by rabbit » May 15th, '06, 11:34

Nicole over at is organicly certified, she is very good with costomer service, you might wanna check it out.

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by richf7 » May 15th, '06, 12:14

Thanks rabbit. That is a good lead. I dropped them a line.


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by LavenderPekoe » May 15th, '06, 19:01

BTW, Rich. Ilya works for Adagio, so getting a recomendation of someone else from him is golden. :lol:

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by richf7 » May 15th, '06, 19:20

Very good to know! Thanks~

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by JamesBeach » Jun 27th, '06, 20:34

Does Upton offer wholesale options?

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Metropolitan Tea

by teageek » Feb 24th, '07, 14:38

Look into Metropolitan Tea.

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