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Feb 6th, '13, 04:51
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Watch out... this guy is going to teach you "real" tea!

by Fabien » Feb 6th, '13, 04:51

:wink:

http://www.chercheurdethe.com/2013/02/0 ... -new-york/
http://us.palaisdesthes.com/en_us/about ... res-in-NYC

The positive point is that they might be a slightly better alternative than Teavana for newcomers to tea. But when they say that they offer "Grand Cru" directly sourced from small and often remote plantations, I can't help smiling...

I'd be interested to know what you girls and guys think of their pure teas and general tea knowledge, my opinion was made a long time ago.

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Feb 6th, '13, 08:02
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Re: Watch out... this guy is going to teach you "real" tea!

by sherubtse » Feb 6th, '13, 08:02

I have never had any of their teas.

But I quite like the blog written by Francois-Xavier Delmas. He jet-sets around Asia looking for teas, and posts some wonderful pictures of tea places.

Best wishes,
sherubtse

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Feb 7th, '13, 07:55
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Re: Watch out... this guy is going to teach you "real" tea!

by David R. » Feb 7th, '13, 07:55

My opinion is that this guy is someone who had a great idea, made a bunch of money out of it (still does), and now lives the dream, spending all year long travelling the world from one tea place to another.

Unfortunately, the teas "he" sells are rather average and the "Grands Crus" often overpriced.

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Feb 7th, '13, 10:19
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Re: Watch out... this guy is going to teach you "real" tea!

by Evan Draper » Feb 7th, '13, 10:19

Yeah, people on this forum are mostly past the level of buying his teas, but I highly recommend his book to beginners. I'd give him a lot more credit than Teavana, come on.

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