My wife who is a lover of tea was sick and tired of your usual black tea. Since being pregnant and breast feeding, her usual cup of hot chocolate (homemade) is not allowed. So looking for something better, both taste and health wise, she tried white tea. We travelled near and far (west TO & downtown) looking for some nice tea. Most loose tea that we came across seemed to be almost ground to very small pieces.
My wife decide to try Teafrog (http://www.teafrog.com/files/white-te...) in Oakville. Since the price was lower than anything we purchased here in TO, my wife tried some tea. The first thing that I noticed was that the white tea had longer leaves of tea that anywhere else we have purchased. This also means that it takes more space in the bag, which could give the illusion that there is more. But 50g of steel and 50g of feathers weight the same, one just takes up more space than the other.
We have purchased 200g of Pai Mu Tan White tea, which we both like very much. I find that this tea not to be as bitter as other white teas we have purchased. I believe the reason is that the leaves are not ground, or are small as other teas we have purchased. The flavour is rather nice, not bitter at all.
We have placed a few orders with Teafrog and I have also pickup in Oakville. Imho this is a good place for tea, both price and quality. Teafrog is far, far better than the few places we have purchased from here in Toronto, especially in the Bloor West area.
Shipping is free in the Oakville, Burlington or Milton area. However, those in Mississauga/Toronto area have to pay for shipping. That being said, adding shipping to this tea is still cheaper than those selling tea here in Toronto. Add to this the fact that the tea imho is superior than the stuff sold on Bloor West, it’s well worth the cost to post 100g or 400g of tea.