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Specialteas, from whom Ive bought loose tea for years is closing. Which tea resources do you suggest? I like to drink flavored black teas such as; vanilla, coconut, etc.

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  1. Hello, lucyis.
    I don't see any coconut teas, but you might find something that appeals to you at Teavana:

    http://www.teavana.com/The-Teas/Best-...

    This link will lead you to their tea blends, but also check out their other teas - and tea wares.
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    Teavana has several shops in many states; most of their stores are located in malls. Check here to see if any stores are near you:

    http://www.teavana.com/shop.axd/Store...

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    1. re: liu

      (I'm not a "serious" tea drinker by any means, so take this rec with a grain of salt.)

      I love the Teavana mix of 1/2 Blueberry and 1/2 Lemon-Lime. It's caffeine free and so delicious.

    2. We have a local store here in Austin, Tx that blends their own 100% organic teas that I absolutely love.
      You can order them online at www.zhitea.com. Definitely get their Ambrosia tea! It is a white tea with coconut and pineapple. Their coconut assam is nice too.

      Other than that, check out www.teaviews.com which is a collection of reviews for tons of teas and tea companies.

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      1. re: Lixer

        Thanks, liu and lixer. I believe that specialteas is related directly to teavana. I have a teavana shop in my town but the tea I sampled there turned me off. I checked out the teaviews site and bookmarked it for future reference. Next stop will be zhitea. that Ambrosia sounds like something I would like.
        I am not a coffee lover and I rely on a good strong, and tasty, cup of tea in the morning.

      2. I buy my loose teas from Upton Teas. I favor a black tea flavored with raspberry. http://www.uptontea.com

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        1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

          I'll second Upton (fun to personalize the label on your tea canisters/packets, too). Harney makes a lovely vanilla black tea. And if you like vanilla, please try their chocolate. Straight chocolate is delish, but I'm also partial to Florence (chocolate hazelnut) and chocolate mint.

          http://www.harney.com/Flavored-Black-...

          Oooh, and menage due Chamonix from Upton is another flavored black tea you should def. check out. What's cool about Upton is you can order just a sample of something to try it out before you pull the trigger on a larger amount.

          1. re: kattyeyes

            GEEZ, or Mélange de Chamonix, even, as it's properly called. Nice goin', Kat:
            http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp...

            1. re: kattyeyes

              Another big Upton's fan here. And my wife is Russian, so you know we take our tea seriously in this house!

            1. i order from adagio.com. love the quality and selection

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              1. re: thew

                I enjoy Adagio.com tea as well; especially their sampler tins. Great way to try an assortment and decide what you truly like before buying a larger order.