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looseTman said

Lowest Shipping Costs - Updated 2/6/13*

Lowest current regular shipping costs of 20+ popular Steepster tea suppliers
(*Based on thread replies)

Free Shipping:
52 Teas – Free shipping to the US
New Mexico Tea Company – Free shipping on US tea orders

Lowest Minimum Purchase for Free Shipping:
Della Terra = or > $30
Mellow Monk $30
Persimmon Tree > $30
Teavivre > $30
DavidsTea $50

Lowest flat rate:
Adagio – $3.75
Tea Spring – $3.80
Upton – $4.40
DavidsTea – $5
Mahamosa Gourmet Teas, Spices & Herbs – $5
Mandala – $5
The Tea District – $5
Zen Tea Life – $5

Military Personnel:
Cullinary Teas – Free

Please feel free to add other tea suppliers with cost-effective shipping.

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52teas said

Offer FREE shipping to the US, and very competitive shipping rates to Canada and elsewhere.

looseTman said

Thanks adding your free US shiiping to this list.

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We also offer $5 flat rate ground shipping.

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Alphakitty said

New Mexico Tea Company has free shipping on ANY sized order! And Red Leaf’s shipping is the cheapest I’ve seen, though it isn’t flat rate.

T.C. said

ohhh nice find!

Alphakitty said

I love NMTC, they sell in 1 ounce sizes and every order gets a very generously sized (half ounce) free sample!

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Adagio is $3.75 shipping.

Cavocorax said

That hurts my brain. It starts at ~$28 to ship to Canada. ;__;

Yeah, their out-of-US shipping costs are awful.

Dustin said

How are some companies able to offer such low shipping prices to Canada while some are prohibitively expensive?! Is there some secret shipping hook up?

Cavocorax said

I don’t know about the rest, but Adagio uses UPS instead USPS and that’s why it’s so ridiculously high. :/ I wish they had a slower option, but maybe they’re concerned about duties or lost packages.

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davidstea is $5 flat, $50 free shipping threshold for north america

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ashmanra said

Harney and Sons is free with a $25 purchase, no coupon code needed, until Feb. 13, then it goes back to free with $50 purchase. They run this special pretty often, so always google for codes and special offers!

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Not sure if these are updated for the new costs, but The Tea District claims flat $5.00 shipping for US, and $6.50 to anywhere in Canada and Mexico.

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Teavana.com has free shipping from February 4-6th.

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Mellow Monk has free shipping on orders $30 and over (domestic) and does international with priority

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T.C. said

I think you have to do free shipping. It’s such a must these days with the competition. I know I personally shop based on this. I’ll discover a site and first thing I do (before even looking at their teas) is look at the top of the page to see if they offer free shipping. I really like 52teas and NMTC’s model of free shipping with every order. Option 2 or 3 for sure

curiouser and curiouser! hahaha ok. that’s a nice insight.

im more of a compare prices per company and then look at the shipping cost. then look at the totals. kind of shopper but that method does take more time than average.

but yeah, given the same quality of products and similar pricing, i would go with the free or free with minimum shipping too ^^

would love to hear what other think of this also

Azzrian said

Wait – do you SELL tea?

T.C. said

She’s just getting started selling Azz…our little baby yssah is growing up before our eyes! (sorta brings a tear to your eye)

Azzrian said

Aweeeee :)

heheh, yup! i wanna bring lots of teas back home and share the love of tea my friends

and i figure it would be mutually beneficial (i can buy greater variety with my limited budget and yall can enjoy slightly lower prices with free shipping for low minimum purchases)

will post the link to the site soon :)

my first 2 products are
http://steepster.com/teas/love-is-tea/34794-stargazer-earl-grey
and
http://steepster.com/teas/love-is-tea/34799-special-blend-earl-grey

pls take care of me! (bows down Japanese-like)*

*Japanese usually say this when introducing themselves (explanation for the benefit of non-anime fans) :)

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