Yunnan Sourcing US - online in Portland, Oregon
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I’ve only ordered from the US site, so I can’t comment on shipping fees from China. My experience has been positive in that they had what I was looking for in stock at a reasonable price and they shipped it out very quickly. I did interact with Scott via email and he was very responsive. We exchanged 4 emails back and forth in near real time in which he answered my questions. His replies were concise but did fully address my concerns. I will continue to order from them when they have something I’m looking for in stock.

Upton Tea Imports - Online in Holliston, Massachusetts
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My first orders of quality tea came from Upton. Have ordered from them multiple times without issue. Their customer service emailed me to offer to combine two orders I placed on the same day to save on shipping (nice). They are still my go-to for Indian Assams & Darjeelings and Sri Lankan Ceylons. They ship fast (most times same-day), have a reasonable flat-rate option, and can get a package to Florida in two days (except around Christmas, which isn’t their fault).

I agree that their web site interface seems clunky at first, but I got used to it without much trouble. They have a running series, “Reversals of Fortune in the Tea Industry”, which makes for fascinating reading and past issues are available on their site.

Worth a look if you’ve never visited.

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Fond of Puerh (raw and ripe), Yunnan Blacks, Oolongs. Occasionally drink Assam, Darjeeling, Keemun. Not a fan of flavored teas.

Taking a break from swapping for a while. The generosity of the Steepsterites has overwhelmed me, so now I need to focus on drinking what I have.

My profile pic is of a cat we fostered a few years ago. She is an undercover spy (codename: Tessa). You’d feel eyes on the back of your neck, turn around, and she’s be hidden somewhere up high, looking down at you. She’s now gathering intel on her new family.

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