Oskar_K said

Searching for organic tea shop

Hello, I’m looking for some internet shop with organic and biodinamica teas that wil ship to Spain at a reasonable price.

Tried with artoftea but the shipping cost is greater than the price of the teas!!

Actually I’m buying japanese tea at Yuuki-cha. They have great tea’s and the shipping cost to spain is quite reasonable (about 20% the total cost).

I usually receive the tea in a week and a half or so…

I cant understand why shipping rates are so high at artoftea (more than 100% of the total cost of teas)… I saw similar shipping rates at others US shops, do you know why?

Best regards

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Yuuki-cha is great. I don’t drink much Japanese tea, but one of their small kyusus is my all time favorite oolong/puerh teapot.

Rishi has a broad range of organic tea. Upton has some too.

Life in Teacup (which is managed by yours truly) has 3 Taiwan oolong and black teas and a tea chocolate certified organic.

As for the international shipping, it is indeed very expensive. We regretfully adjusted the shipping charge to Europe it twice last year from $8 to $16 because we often lose money on shipping. Besides, for larger companies that have to deal with hundreds of international parcels, they would prefer a shipping method with tracking information. Unfortunately, so far the cheapest trackable international mail is priority mail, which starts somewhere around $25 for mailing to Europe with a tiny small box. Yeah, I know, that’s insane.

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TEALUX said

Tealux.ca offers you wide selection of organic teas with worldwide delivery.

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kuanyin said

http://www.zhitea.com says they ship internationally, with charge based on weight and destination. You would have to contact them for more definite prices. I highly recommend them! And they are all organic teas. Shipping charges have gotten so high that it pushed many smaller internet businesses out of business. I quit swapping after getting so many packages all ready to go, figuring the shipping costs and then never hearing back. People don’t like to see shipping cost more than the item, but sometimes it really does. Still, whether with a business or an individual on eBay or whatever, I think there are two types of shipping charges. One is an honest reflection of the actual cost plus a bit for packaging/handling. The other is a “I’m going to make the item price really low and then make my money off the sky high shipping.” I try to avoid the latter even if it adds together as a competitive price, because it is so dishonest.

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i second rishi tea – they are amazing!
if you live in canada, there is also davidstea.com and silkroadtea.com (they also ship to the US). silkroad is 100% organic, and david’s tea has a good selection of organic teas

i recommend the silk road sour cherry green tea and david’s tea’s ti kwan yin

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Parmengo said

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seule771 said

You might want to try:

Choice teas in Seattle, website is:
http://www.choiceorganicteas.com

Stash teas
http://www.stashtea.com/

And someone already mentioned Rishi tea; organic and Fair Trade.

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BellaCafe said

We carry Numi and Harney & Sons organic, GMO-free, fair trade teas with reasonable prices for shipping internationally. Please check us out at http://stores.ebay.com/Bella-Cafe. It’s nice to be here!

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Tea At Sea said

Tea At Sea has a variety of Mountain Organic Teas. We ship to Spain. The shipping cost is around 6$-8$ and Free if you spend more than 50$.

http://www.tea-at-sea.com

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