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Old 01-25-08, 02:19 AM   #1
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For the tea drinkers out there

Came across this from a China-based site I visit regularly. Looks like a good way to get your hands on really nice tea without all the goopy new-age stuff or inflated prices. You can get an order form from their FAQs page.

Andao Tea

(not in any way associated, never actually dealt with them... but looks cool!)
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- i checked out the site - nice work, but honestly, are you supposed to smoke this stuff or steep it in hot water?

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Americans buy too much crap from China. I buy American tea whenever I can find it. This tea is grown near Charleston, just a few hundred miles ESE of Atlanta.
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Americans buy too much crap from China. I buy American tea whenever I can find it. Luckily this tea is grown just a few hundred miles ESE of Atlanta.
Where do you find that? Can you get it here in ATL?
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Thanks for the link Goobs. I have one small problem though.

When I drink tea, I like black teas. Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast are my favorites. I would have no idea how to tell if Most Exalted Golden Monkey Love (grade 1) falls into the category of Teas that Jsharr likes.
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Thanks for the link Goobs. I have one small problem though.

When I drink tea, I like black teas. Earl Grey, English Breakfast and Irish Breakfast are my favorites. I would have no idea how to tell if Most Exalted Golden Monkey Love (grade 1) falls into the category of Teas that Jsharr likes.
Let X try it and see if he likes it. He doesn't like too much....so its a good test. Also, acts as a poison tester for ya!
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Where do you find that? Can you get it here in ATL?
Some stores have it. Publix used to carry it. Not sure if they still do. If not try Kroger.
Bigelow bought out the Charleston Tea Plantation a few years ago. You can get it online here.
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I've never and will never worry about a safety recall for tea from China
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Americans buy too much crap from China. I buy American tea whenever I can find it.
I think tea is one thing I would rather buy from China. The Chinese probably laugh at our cheap, crappy American teas.

Mmmm, I need to buy some good loose leaf tea sometime. Thanks for the link, gbcb.
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I dunno... I can understand not buying crummy Chinese-made Xmart bikes and plastic doo-dads, but I don't think it's fair to lump tea under the term "crap". Tea is one thing that China does really well.

Jeff — I usually stick to the Earl Greys and the like myself... I've found that some of the Yunnan black teas are quite similar. The Third Grade Yunnan Gold would probably be up your alley (click on "in depth" for more info).
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I dunno... I can understand not buying crummy Chinese-made Xmart bikes and plastic doo-dads, but I don't think it's fair to lump tea under the term "crap". Tea is one thing that China does really well.

Jeff I usually stick to the Earl Greys and the like myself... I've found that some of the Yunnan black teas are quite similar. The Third Grade Yunnan Gold would probably be up your alley (click on "in depth" for more info).
GBCB what are you doing in Shanghai? My company has an office there.
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If I'm in between visits to Asia, I usually just pick some up pretty cheap in Chinatown.
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If I'm in between visits to Asia, I usually just pick some up pretty cheap in Chinatown.
If you get to Japan, there are some stores (like Sogo in Yokohama) that carry this amazing french tea called mariage freres; I picked up some jasmine tea, but they've got all the usual types as well...

http://www.mariagefreres.com/
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GBCB what are you doing in Shanghai? My company has an office there.
I've recently started working as a writer for a business magazine after a year of unpleasantness in the world of PR. What kind of company do you work for?
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Oolong has always been a favourite and that only comes from a few places on earth... none of them happen to be in North America.
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Cool... your company isn't involved in building an "eco-village" on an island off Shanghai, is it?
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Cool... your company isn't involved in building an "eco-village" on an island off Shanghai, is it?
It might be. I keep hearing about sustainable projects we are doing in China. Or at least that's the spin
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Americans buy too much crap from China. I buy American tea whenever I can find it. This tea is grown near Charleston, just a few hundred miles ESE of Atlanta.
Ya so. Most tea I buy comes from England. Where they get it from is their own business. Unless it's herbal, then I buy bulk herbs and put together my own blends.
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Ya so. Most tea I buy comes from England. Where they get it from is their own business. Unless it's herbal, then I buy bulk herbs and put together my own blends.
I buy chinese tea that is packaged and sold by an English company.
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