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numnum81 Mar 3, 2008 07:51 PM

Does anyone know where there is a good loose tea selection in Monmouth County?

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  1. sonofoodie RE: numnum81 Mar 4, 2008 09:27 AM

    If you can't find a store, you can be sure and get a great number of excellent selections mail order. Some even offer organic choices. Here are a few I order from:

    http://www.silvertipstea.com/
    http://www.specialteas.com/
    http://www.theteatable.com/

    (Silver Tips has a shop in Tarrytown, NY, that I've traveled from CT for. It's relatively easy to find and may be worth a "road trip" for you) Good luck!

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      Curlz RE: sonofoodie Mar 4, 2008 10:36 AM

      I'll add www.mightyleaf.com to that list, and if you're taking a road trip, check out Cha Ma Gu Dao, a tea shop w/a massive selection, in Montclair. Their site is www.southsilkroad.com

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        lucyis RE: Curlz Mar 5, 2008 12:48 PM

        I second sonofoodie's advice and will add some of my own. If you have a Teavana store near you please do not, repeat, do not buy your tea there. We have one at the Westchester and even though I am a tea drinker I was looking for a place to dispose of the tiny taste I took of their tea. Yuk.

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      numnum81 RE: numnum81 Mar 6, 2008 04:26 PM

      Thanks for advice everyone!! I'll let you know how it goes.

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        ral217 RE: numnum81 Mar 6, 2008 06:08 PM

        Aveda also sells a great loose leaf tea. It's their non-caffeine and is one of my favorites of all time!

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        mjoyous RE: ljowery May 22, 2009 06:17 AM

        if you decide to do this online (of course, you miss out on the smell test that way!) you can also try http://www.teatrekker.com/main.htm. They have a store in Northampton, MA and truly excellent teas.

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