Things to Consider When Buying Tea, Loose Leaf Tea.

There are a lot of choices when buying tea. So what's good, and what's not?

Where should I go to purchase teas?

Looking on line and not sure where to order from? Here's a few tips:

One thing to keep in mind when looking at prices is this, a pound of tea is a lot of tea.

For example if you buy a 16oz bag of loose leaf tea for $19.00 it works out to be only $0.10 a cup.

The price quoted for the tea above is an Assam Black loose leaf tea from the well-known Meleng Estate in India. A specialty brew in its own right.

Compare this to a specialty coffee that ranges in price of $9.95 to $14.95 for a 12 or 14 ounce bag can cost between $0.50 to $0.83 a cup.

When you look at it this way the price of a pound of loose leaf is not so bad

If you are wondering if teabags would be less expensive, here is some information to help you make the decision to switch.

Tea Leaves

Keep in mind that loose leaf is light so a pound can be more than you think. So buy in smaller amounts until you find some you will drink on a daily bases is a good idea.

The worst thing to do is find a bag of tea in your cupboard only to find that its lost some of its flavor. "Yikes, what a waste!"

Buying Loose Leaf Tea Online

The online tea merchants I have on this website are ones that I order from. Why?

The descriptions of the teas have been pretty spot on. In tasting the teas I knew what to expect and was not disappointed.

Look for a website that allows the customers to leave comments. I have found these to be most helpful.

One very important tip… When you receive your package, check things over carefully.

Confirm that what you ordered is in your package. Ask yourself, are the tea packages clean and in good condition. You don't what to get crushed powdered tea leaves, when you ordered loose leaf tea.

Ok…this is the last one. Before you place your order, check out the return policy. If you don’t like the policy, move on to another site.

Now...Just sit back and surf the web for a tea site to discover the world of loose leaf teas.


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