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n1kgqh said

The cheapest source

Hi, as the title says I’m looking for the cheapest tea source. I realize that for the most part you get what you pay for, but I’m on a tight budget and I simply want some pretty good (doesn’t have to be great) tea at a cheap price. Here’s one company that I found, but haven’t tried that offers some pretty reasonable prices with free shipping. http://www.nmteaco.com/ . I’ve also tried www.Iherb.com but their selection is limited. Any more suggestions would be appreciated :)

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Upton Tea Imports has a huge selection and very reasonable prices. They are also generally rated very well.

www.uptontea.com

See reviews for their teas here:
http://steepster.com/teas/upton-tea-imports

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Babble said

They sell a minimum of 4 oz, but Mountain Rose Herbs (http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/) is fairly inexpensive.

saw mountain rose on reseller ratings and there were a bunch of negative feedback on them mixed with good feedback. im not sure how safe it is to order there…

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n1kgqh said

Excellent, thank you for the fast responses!

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gmathis said

Check local health food stores, as well. Many have bulk teas that are pretty good at really inexpensive prices per ounce.

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It depends on your definition on cheap.
For good pricing I would look to Adagio, and Verdant Tea’s clearance.

I agree! Adagio is best for budgets! Especially with samplers!

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James R said

Teavivre has great prices and extremely high quality

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Adagio, definitely, although they can be hit or miss.

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some of the TenRen teas are very affordable

http://www.tenren.com/

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tperez said

Adagio and Upton are both pretty cheap and good.

If you live somewhere with a Chinatown type area check for markets and tea shops, they can be a pretty cheap source of teas and teawares :)

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