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xena1441 Apr 12, 2011 03:42 PM

I love tea but i can't afford the loose leaves they sell at $60/ half a pound. Does anyone know a website that sells good tea for less?

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  1. DonShirer RE: xena1441 Apr 12, 2011 03:46 PM

    I have occasionally bought tea from Harney & Sons. Many of their loose teas are in the $20-$25 per pound area.

    http://www.harney.com

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      jeanmarieok RE: DonShirer Apr 16, 2011 03:16 PM

      I like Harney and Sons teas a lot!

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      wonderwoman RE: xena1441 Apr 13, 2011 03:57 PM

      i've been ordering from upton teas for years. huge selection, great prices and flat-rate delivery charge.

      http://www.uptontea.com

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        GretchenS RE: wonderwoman Apr 14, 2011 11:20 AM

        I LOVE Upton Tea, incredible customer service too.

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          LauraGrace RE: wonderwoman Apr 14, 2011 11:54 AM

          Another vote for Upton. Some of the best teas I've ever, ever tasted.

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            SonyBob RE: wonderwoman Apr 14, 2011 09:13 PM

            Another endorsement for Upton. I like that I can order a sample to check out new varieties without a huge investment. Great customer service and extensive selection.
            Bob

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              Klunco RE: wonderwoman Apr 15, 2011 06:52 AM

              I LOVE Upton as well. I ordered from numerous places over the years, but Upton's quality, selection, and price is by far the best.

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                benbenberi RE: wonderwoman Apr 15, 2011 11:51 AM

                Also a fan of Upton. Their sample-size is a great way to experiment and explore their huge variety, and they also have some sampler-packs that highlight selected teas of different kinds, which is also a good way to check out new/different teas.

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                  xena1441 RE: wonderwoman Apr 15, 2011 06:12 PM

                  Uptontea is a great site! Exactly what I'm looking for - what teas are your favorites? So many to choose from!

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                    benbenberi RE: xena1441 Apr 16, 2011 02:39 PM

                    My favorite all-day tea (esp. good with milk) is their Yunnan TGFOP -- but really, it's hard to go wrong there.

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                      wonderwoman RE: benbenberi Apr 16, 2011 07:01 PM

                      love that yunnan. also love to mix it half-and-half with the blue flower earl grey.

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                        xena1441 RE: benbenberi Apr 16, 2011 08:13 PM

                        Thanks for the suggestions- I just ordered the fine tea sampler and also the oolong sampler. I have gone to Teavana out of convenience but it's too expensive since i drink tea about 3 times a day. My family drinks chai from scratch everyday) so I can't just can't pay that amount!

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                    azveggieguy RE: xena1441 Apr 14, 2011 08:10 AM

                    Try San Francisco Herb Co.:
                    http://www.sfherb.com/store/loose-tea...

                    For more exotic tastes, there's Teavana:
                    http://www.teavana.com/

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                      jpc8015 RE: xena1441 Apr 14, 2011 08:23 AM

                      For my everyday teas I have been ordering from adagio.com. There is a great tea company based out of Portland, Oregon that has some great teas that are just a bit more pricey; taooftea.com

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                        mmalmad RE: xena1441 Apr 14, 2011 11:39 AM

                        I agree that Upton Tea is great. My last order was here in two days! great selection across all price points, and nice tools as well

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                          Lixer RE: xena1441 Apr 15, 2011 07:03 AM

                          It's a local store for me, but Zhi Tea sells all certified organic teas. I looove their ambrosia white tea!
                          www.zhitea.com

                          1. CCSPRINGS RE: xena1441 Apr 16, 2011 06:31 PM

                            Mountain Rose has some very nice tea.

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