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Post by Cambo » Sat Jan 29, 2005 9:45 am

Does any one know of any reputable on-line tea shops? I'm a little tired of supermarket tea, i.e. Twinings. Also any brand recomendations would be welcomed.
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Post by Predeterminator » Sat Jan 29, 2005 10:31 am

If you?re into green tea, I highly recommend checking out http://mellowmonk.com This is some of the best tamaryokucha IMHO. They get their tea direct from the grower and it is a 100% eco friendly business. Look at their web site, there is a ton of info about the tea and their company. They are very friendly and a joy to do business with. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. I am lucky they sell it at a local store, but they will ship anywhere you want. If you call, your more than likely to be speaking with the owner! Let me know what you think after you taste some.
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Post by cooldaddybeck » Sat Jan 29, 2005 11:46 am

I just ordered from these guys based on a recommendation in another thread:

http://www.adagio.com/

I'll let you know when it arrives.
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Post by Cambo » Sat Jan 29, 2005 2:34 pm

Thanks, this site looks great. More selection than I ever would have imagined.
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Post by cooldaddybeck » Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:41 pm

They are pretty extensive. The starter set I ordered for my wife (plus extra chamomile and peppermint) should be here in two or three days. I may try some of their green teas as well, but I'll report back on anything I, or my wife, test out.
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Post by Cambo » Wed Feb 02, 2005 1:26 pm

I just got a shipment from Adagio and I have nothing bad to say. I ordered a sample of the green pekoe, ceylon sonata, and irish breakfast. They even threw in a free sample of their Valentine's Day tea.

Their shipping was prompt (3 days w/ standard) and all their teas come in nifty little airtight tins.

For anyone wondering if loose tea is really worth it, let me tell you it is unlike any storebought tea. There is so much more flavour and no bitterness or astringency.

Anyone intersted in very high quality loose teas, I highly recomend Adagio, you won't be dissapointed.

Thanks cooldaddybeck, for the recomendation.
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Post by cooldaddybeck » Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:36 pm

I should receive my shipment tomorrow, centralized around chammomile and Peppermint (my wife's favorites).

I'm still sampling around (via bagged tea) and tried some roobios the other day, but I'm partial to jasmine and green teas.

I may have to try the one jasmine (i believe) that is $52/pound...
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Post by nvllified » Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:27 am

If you want good Tea go to http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com. My Dad is their head coffee roaster. They have a wide veriety of just about the best tea you can get. (The best teas are sold to the rich and powerful in Japan and the Chinese government. Good Ti Guan Yin is something nearly all of us will never taste) but.. Intelligentsia sells the best Keemun Hao Ya you can get! Simply Great tea. Also a new shipment of green pu'er should be in shortly; give that a try. Great stuff!

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Post by mr.so.brewer » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:45 am

Havent tried these guys but their website looks good. http://www.mightyleaf.com/
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Post by Stein » Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:14 pm

cooldaddybeck wrote:I just ordered from these guys based on a recommendation in another thread:

http://www.adagio.com/

I'll let you know when it arrives.


I just jumped on the bandwagon and ordered a tea pot and three starters: green, black and white. They all came in nice metal tins with instructions about water temp and steeping time.

One of them is exactly the same tea I remember drinking a bunch of in China. Overall, I am very happy with my order, the quality and the service and will order from them again. They threw in a nice color book about tea and brewing tea for free which was very helpful.

I don't have anything to compare it to, but I did like what I got.

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Post by JP » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:47 am

http://www.redblossomtea.com is really good. I had a tasting at my freinds house as he is really really into tea. So good! My roomate and I are going to the shop tomorow to pick some out acutally. These guys are really great as well.
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Post by borny » Tue May 02, 2006 1:31 pm

nvllified wrote:If you want good Tea go to http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com. My Dad is their head coffee roaster. They have a wide veriety of just about the best tea you can get. (The best teas are sold to the rich and powerful in Japan and the Chinese government. Good Ti Guan Yin is something nearly all of us will never taste) but.. Intelligentsia sells the best Keemun Hao Ya you can get! Simply Great tea. Also a new shipment of green pu'er should be in shortly; give that a try. Great stuff!



This is in Chicago right? I've been to one of there coffee shops on broadway. Some of the best store bought coffee I've ever had. I would imagine if there tea is anything like there coffee it is awesome!
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Post by Reddobie » Sun Sep 03, 2006 4:08 pm

I order my tea from http://www.stashtea.com/.

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Post by Brandon » Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:44 pm

I just ordered the Green Tea starter from Adagio. Anyone else got this one?

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Post by cdh » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:10 pm

Adagio is nice. Also look to http://www.uptontea.com for a massive selection, and http://www.gray-seddon-tea.com/ and http://www.tentea.com for interesting stuff straight from the Asian sources.


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