Online tea stores dispatching from within the EU?

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:48 am

Oops sorry- I think I got the last full basket then. Too bad since I was actually thinking of ordering another one to put down for the long term.

Yes I also think a fair amount of their hei cha and some of their oolong comes from Chawang, and they don't seem to mark it up all that much which is really nice. While the selection is more limited I like that I can try a few things in smaller sizes without having to pay shipping and wait weeks for delivery/customs.

I would be curious to know what you think of their hong cha. I'm running low on some big bags I had gotten earlier in the year so I'll have to try something new soon.
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:06 am

wave_code wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:48 am
Oops sorry- I think I got the last full basket then. Too bad since I was actually thinking of ordering another one to put down for the long term.
:D Enjoy. I've ordered some of the 2012 small basket (250g) which i thought that it might be better quality than the other.
wave_code wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:48 am
I would be curious to know what you think of their hong cha. I'm running low on some big bags I had gotten earlier in the year so I'll have to try something new soon.
I've got only a bag of a 2018 Fujian Ye Sheng, so i won't be able make much comments on their selection. But i'll let you know if i like it.
For bigger orders i think it is still a better value to buy directly from china, even if one has to deal with customs (which in Czechia ends up increasing the price anywhere between 25 to 100%).
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Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:32 pm

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Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:37 pm

The Tea in Poland. Had very good yancha recently from this vendor.
Seconded. An interesting Alishan Tie Guan Yin as well.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:51 am

Switzerland isn't part of the EU but per my understanding they take part in related trade agreements.

Anyway, I've tried some really nice teas from Tea Mania, located there:

https://www.teamania.ch/en/

A range of teas were nice (from trying samples), but the moderately priced sheng stood out as much better than teas typically are for that range, from any source. The Yiwu Lucky Bee is a good example.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:59 am

John_B wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:51 am
https://www.teamania.ch/en/
The prices are decent. Never heard of them, but it's a pleasure to browse their nice selection.
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Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:10 am

The thing about random vendors like that is that you could never really judge how good the teas are by description. Even photos don't tell much of a story, and blog reviews wouldn't be easy to place, in general.

Somehow it would seem to make more sense for people within Switzerland to buy teas from there. Depending on how shipping rates and trade agreements work out maybe from the rest of the EU too.
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