Taïwan tea vendors

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Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:16 am

Teafortea wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:07 am
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:12 am
Wistaria Tea House in Taipei, has a shop now in Paris Wistaria Paris. You can order oolong with international shipping from the parent shop in Taipei.
Thank you!! Just checked them out, they have some great options!
I can highly recommend to visit them in Paris when you have a chance. Maybe you can also shoot them an email to see what teas they sell (I have their cart but i'm lazy to take photos of it...)
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Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:23 am

GaoShan wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:06 am
There are lots of Taiwanese tea vendors out there. I've had good experiences with Bok and Ethan Kurland here on TeaForum, both of whom sell high-quality oolongs with minimal astringency. ...
I only take orders for tea from people in the USA & Canada. Officials in Europe I emptied packets of tea after ripping packages open or cutting them carelessly. Europeans have received mail w/ almost no leaves left in the packets; so, I stopped sending precious tea for customs officers to dump on the floor or take to their homes. (It took hard work, luck, & the kindness of a man who hardly knew me, for me to find my sources for most excellent tea. Such tea should not be wasted.)

(Europe is not the only offender. When I take flights out of the USA, candy, pain-relief creams, etc. are stolen from my luggage when it is inspected at Logan airport, Boston.)
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Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:33 am

.m. wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:16 am
Teafortea wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:07 am
Victoria wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 7:12 am
Wistaria Tea House in Taipei, has a shop now in Paris Wistaria Paris. You can order oolong with international shipping from the parent shop in Taipei.
Thank you!! Just checked them out, they have some great options!
I can highly recommend to visit them in Paris when you have a chance. Maybe you can also shoot them an email to see what teas they sell (I have their cart but i'm lazy to take photos of it...)

I just did and they sent me their list!! You guys are awesome! Will do an order tonight. Thank you so much!
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Teafortea
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Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:18 am

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:23 am
GaoShan wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:06 am
There are lots of Taiwanese tea vendors out there. I've had good experiences with Bok and Ethan Kurland here on TeaForum, both of whom sell high-quality oolongs with minimal astringency. ...
I only take orders for tea from people in the USA & Canada. Officials in Europe I emptied packets of tea after ripping packages open or cutting them carelessly. Europeans have received mail w/ almost no leaves left in the packets; so, I stopped sending precious tea for customs officers to dump on the floor or take to their homes. (It took hard work, luck, & the kindness of a man who hardly knew me, for me to find my sources for most excellent tea. Such tea should not be wasted.)

(Europe is not the only offender. When I take flights out of the USA, candy, pain-relief creams, etc. are stolen from my luggage when it is inspected at Logan airport, Boston.)
That is crazy and sad:( . I’ll be back in the USA soon, I’ll keep in mind to do an order when I settle. There is a lot of « fun » French postal stories I can share, not to mention the high customs fees I have to pay for every order I receive :(
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Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:41 am

Ethan Kurland wrote:
Thu Jun 09, 2022 10:23 am
GaoShan wrote:
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:06 am
There are lots of Taiwanese tea vendors out there. I've had good experiences with Bok and Ethan Kurland here on TeaForum, both of whom sell high-quality oolongs with minimal astringency. ...
I only take orders for tea from people in the USA & Canada. Officials in Europe I emptied packets of tea after ripping packages open or cutting them carelessly. Europeans have received mail w/ almost no leaves left in the packets; so, I stopped sending precious tea for customs officers to dump on the floor or take to their homes. (It took hard work, luck, & the kindness of a man who hardly knew me, for me to find my sources for most excellent tea. Such tea should not be wasted.)

(Europe is not the only offender. When I take flights out of the USA, candy, pain-relief creams, etc. are stolen from my luggage when it is inspected at Logan airport, Boston.)
That's awful. I complain about how expensive it is to buy tea in Canada, but it's worse in the EU. I agree, your tea should not be wasted.
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Teafortea
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Mon Jun 13, 2022 10:43 am

Wistaria order arrived and their Lishan was the top! Wow. Thanks for the recommendation. I have a question: some other lishan I have ordered from one different company, develop a slight bitter taste by 6th infusion. With wistaria I’m on 7th roast and not even a hint of bitterness, only butter floral creamy. My 5 year kid is having tea with me and keeps asking more more . What causes the bitterness on some other tea in the last infusions?
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