Had a hard time surfing across the web searching for a safe and trustworthy online tea store? No worries. Let me take you on an extraordinary journey across my favourite online tea shops. But before that, here are some things to keep in mind:
- If you prefer the higher tier tea, get loose tea. Blends and tea bags are lower tier.
- Keep tea dry, always, to prolong storage life. This also applies to keeping it away from odor and heat.
- Loose tea is pretty easy to identify. If it’s sold by ounces or grams, then voila! I generally see 2 oz as a minimum online.
All tea in this shop come directly from tea farms. They only sell pure tea. No blends are available. They have lovely packaging too.
What you should buy: They have the best white tea.
Do you want organic tea? Then Rishi shop would be your best choice. Over 95% in the tea in their shop is organic. Interestingly, they blend turmeric and organic maquie berries.
What you should buy: They have zero-caffeine blends like Turmeric Ginger and Patagonia Wild Guava.
In Pursuit of Tea is one of the most established tea shops, having been around since 1999. This shop has had prominent presence for years now, and has been on the tea menus all over the US, be it a fine dining to a small café. Their teas are all directly sourced from tea farms.
What you should buy: Can’t go wrong with most of what they have – they’re my source of Mao Feng Black.
Let us move onto Ippodo, a Japanese tea company. For nearly three centuries now, they sell highly-regarded green tea.
What you should buy: Matcha. Got my first matcha kit from this shop.
Let us now move to Taiwanese oolong tea, and my utmost favourite is from the Tillerman tea shop.
What you should buy: Muzha Tieguanyin and their Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong.