Calling all UK tea drinkers... I need a good shop

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Marie said

Brambr – if you can find an online store that allows you to purchase in bulk. Here is one worth checking out in the US if you’re willing to order outside the UK? http://www.englishteastore.com

I started to make my own homemade chai tea by grinding my spices and adding to a double dose of Irish Breakfast tea. But the main thing being finding a place that allows you to buy in bulk so you’re not paying for insane markup on the packaging and labor for smaller quantities of tea.

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Hi, can I throw us into the mix? We at In Nature Teas are based in London and our website is http://www.innteas.com. We specialise in pure, organic loose leaf teas, and if I do say so myself, they are very good!

If you are London based we do frequent tea tastings in Whole Foods.

- Helen

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I had forgot about this thread. 3 Years on and people are still struggling to find good teas in the UK. Since I started this thread I’ve used Canton Tea Co a few times, they have a good range of tea and the service is great.

http://www.cantonteaco.com

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Jules1 select said

Have you tried Tregothnan? They grow the tea in Cornwall! I didn’t think that was possible. I haven’t tried it myself but it sounds interesting. They only make a few types though.

http://www.tregothnanshop.co.uk/search.asp?types=%2A%2ATEA

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NofarS said

Have you tried Wan Ling Tea House?
http://www.wanlingteahouse.com/

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I’m a little surprised nobody’s mentioned Whittard. Or are they considered substandard?

Haven’t bought/tasted from all of these, but I have them bookmarked:
http://www.eteaket.co.uk/
http://www.suki-tea.com/
http://www.lahlootea.co.uk/
http://www.thegildedteapot.com/
http://www.rareteacompany.com/
http://www.postcardteas.com/
http://wearetea.com/
http://the-chinese-tea-company.com/
http://www.theteamakers.co.uk/

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If anyone’s been curious about our teas, we have a special offer for £13 at the moment containing 3 boxes of tea and a tea strainer. It’s a secret Facebook offer, now open to Steepster users :) http://innteas.com/facebook-offers.php

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I found a company called Blue Bird Tea Co which are one of the only UK companies that I have found that sells their own unique blends. Such as Birthday Cake, Rhubarb & Custard, Hot Mama Jama, Monkey Chops and Vicky’s Sponge Cake. A novelty for those of us in the UK.

http://www.bluebirdteaco.com/tea/

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