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Andie select said

Sites that sell samplers?

Anyone know of a place where I can buy a sampler similar to this one: http://www.adagio.com/green/green_japanese_sampler.html?SID=e36f84bc7193e3edc215a8f01e727680

Been out of stock for a while and I really want to try some of these teas.

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teawade said

I second this question. Been looking for a good one for a while now. Sorry geographtea that I couldn’t be of help. But thanks for posting this thread!

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Andie select said

I did find this one, http://www.enjoyingtea.com/jateasa.html, but I don’t really want 8 samples and I would rather spend under $20.

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I tried the link and couldn’t get a list of teas that were included in the Adagio sampler. It could be because I am using and iPad seeing as I have seen this issue for me before ever since they changed their website. Nevertheless, I actually sell sampler sets and wondered if anything I had available would work for you. My site is… www.iHeartTeas.com of course if you have any questions I’d be happy to help and if you can let me know which teas are in this sampler I can see if I even have them.
Thanks and Good Luck on your quest.

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Dinosara said

If you’re looking for Japanese greens I have to send you to Den’s Tea, which has a green tea sampler that includes three of the four teas in the Adagio sampler (no kukicha), plus a seasonal tea, smaller sizes, but only $3 and you can take that off your first order with them. I haven’t done it myself but it seems like a good deal.
http://www.denstea.com/bnew-to-dens-teab-3-green-tea-sampler-for-novices-c-377_386.html

I have gotten this one, it is good just a touch too small for me.

Aiko said

I have gotten this one, and would highly recommend it. Den’s specializes in Japanese greens, and IMO the teas are of a higher quality than the vendors that carry a little of everything (Don’t get me wrong, I love Adagio, but when it comes to teas as delicate as Japanese greens, I much prefer a vendor that specializes in them). Plus since the cost can be applied as a coupon later, it can be practically free. And you get some… amusing literature with the sampler, in which green tea is portrayed as some kind of comic superhero.

Azzrian said

I can vouch for both Dens and iHeartTeas – excellent service from both!
Dens beginnier pack is awesome with a steeping time card, booklets of info and several different samples in very nice sizes.
iHeartTeas has wonderful blends of her own creation plus she has samples from just about everywhere and can custom design a sample pack I believe, but she has so many optoins, as well as some hard to find no longer in production selections from 52 teas. Check her out too!

The Den’s sampler was nice!

Kittenna said

I would agree that the Den’s sampler is fabulous. Yes, it’s small, but if you make an order it ends up having been a free sample. I got 2 teabags, and 4 or 5 packets of tea that I think can brew up to three cups each (w/o re-steeping).

Andie select said

I think I’ll try the Den’s Tea sampler, you all have me convinced :)

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SimplyJenW said

thepuriTea has several. 2 blacks, 2 oolongs, a green and a white.

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Zeks said

JK Tea SHop has samples of most of their teas:

http://jkteashop.com/tea-sample-packs-c-151.html?zenid=1sgodq6heavqhfe4ugrmiaek66

I like to order those then drink them with colleagues :)

WtFGoD said

shipping from china is killer
if only us shops had better teaware :D

Zeks said

well, I don’t mind waiting for a month and their http://jkteashop.com/2011-spring-organiccertified-classic-58-fengqing-black-tea180gbox-p-1130.html?cPath=65_81 is simply incredible :)

Azzrian said

Good lord if you look under the 0-10 dollar items – they have tea ware (and tea samples) so low priced!!! I have never seen tea wear this inexpensive!
http://jkteashop.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&pfrom=0&pto=10

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teawade said

Great suggestions. I will definitely check some, if not all, of these out. Thanks everyone!

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Right now, David’s has these: http://www.davidstea.com/tea-kits-and-gifts/tea-samplers/le-connoisseur
http://www.davidstea.com/tea-kits-and-gifts/tea-samplers/straight-tea-discovery-kit
and
http://www.davidstea.com/tea-kits-and-gifts/tea-samplers/3-teas-for-5

I have the Connoisseur collection – it’s all different teas, but they’re pretty good.
And the 3-for-5 is all green right now and a great deal – I ordered them as well.

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Azzrian said

Well I could have put this in a few places I suppose but I will put it here.
I got a referral code from a friend to this site which has some teas on it – granted not a ton – there are some bottled teas by Honest Tea and Tazo as well as some loose leaf and bagged teas by various companies.
You get 10.00 to spend
Also if you go to the very bottom of the page and click a link FREE SAMPLES there are a few pages of misc things you can also get for free. You get to pick two samples. I picked two health bars which I like to keep on hand for low blood sugars.
So I got three bottled teas by honest tea, a tee tree and neem toothpaste, a tee tree lip balm, and two cereal bars I paid 5.15 in shipping for all of that.
You can of course choose just teas!
Here is my referral link which gets you 10.00 to spend and I also get another 10.00 if you use your code.
Not a bad deal!
You can also refer people obviously!
http://www.vitacost.com/Referee?wlsrc=rsReferral&ReferralCode=3444274

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My favorite dealer, Upton Tea Imports, has sampler packs. From their site:

SG-33 Green Tea Sampler
A tin each of the following: Japan Shizuoka #2 Sencha (TJ60), China First Grade Gunpowder (ZG20), Organic China Sencha (ZG17), and Choicest China Hairpoint Organic (ZG86).

I’m baffled why they don’t have a genmai cha in that, but you can get sample sized packs or small tins of most of their teas. They have an extensive Japanese tea listing including genmai cha and Gyokuro, and they also sell the whisks and other accessories. Their site is www.uptontea.com

Their site was very slow for me just now but may just be a random thing. Good luck!

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