When DeRen first opened I took advantage of their free samples offer to get some samples of their oolong teas. They offer four free samples, just pay shipping. I also went ahead and ordered a $2 sample of another tea.
The tea was shipped quickly and the samples were packed in foil-plastic sleeves that had been heat-sealed. Not resealable, which I prefer, but these were packed with plenty of extra room so that if I needed to reseal it temporarily with a clip I could. Each pouch of tea had a label with the name of the tea, but not steeping directions. The samples were good sized, with enough for a few cups of tea.
The tea seemed to be fresh and high quality. I really like their sample policy because I like to try a tea before a buy. Overall a good buying experience.