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tea store?

JoyM Nov 1, 2011 08:20 PM

Looking for bulk or loose (not teabags) decaffeinated Darjeeling tea, in San Francisco. Any ideas?

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  1. escargot3 RE: JoyM Nov 1, 2011 09:27 PM

    I think that Peet's has a good selection of bulk teas, and the prices are also good.
    I'm not a decaf tea drinker, so I can't speak about the quality of their decaf darjeeling. But I've seen it listed.

    And Rainbow Foods also has an extensive selection of bulk teas.

    1. Euonymous RE: JoyM Nov 1, 2011 10:15 PM

      TenRen has loose decaffeinated black tea. I don't know whether it's darjeeling or not. You can view their web site at: http://www.tenren.com/index.html

      TenRen San Francisco - Chinatown
      949 Grant Ave.
      San Francisco, CA 94108
      Tel: 415/362-0656 Fax: 415/362-0657
      Open 7 days a week.

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        DavidT RE: JoyM Nov 2, 2011 05:37 AM

        Leland Tea Co., on Bush Street between Van Ness & Polk.


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          Tom Simonson RE: JoyM Nov 2, 2011 10:30 PM

          If you are willing to shop by mail, Upton tea is excellent for most teas. I checked and saw that they had one decaf Darjeeling. Shipping is not expensive - with no sales tax it's pretty much a wash. They are www.uptontea.com Response is also quite quick - order to receiving tea is 2-3 days. They also (in my experience) answer their own phones - and the people that I have spoken to know their teas (in some cases with tasting notes).

          One nice thing is that they offer samples (enough for a couple of cups) for minimal cost - so before you shell out $$$ for that expensive Darjeeling or oolong, you can try it out.

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