Category: Tea stores


Nothing But Tea

Click to visit Nothing But Tea's website.I finally received my tea from Nothing But Tea today, it took a while, which was frustrating because I was really looking forward to the tea, but that was my fault not theirs (tip: it helps if you give them the correct address to post your tea to and correcting the address is done before they tell you they’ve posted it…) but I e-mailed them and they were amazingly helpful so I really can’t fault them.  I got 12 teas, all sample sized (cost about £1 each and there was no charge for p&p!) and the samples are all decent sizes.  The packaging is good for keeping the tea fresh but I’m not so sure how to reseal it after as they’re not resealable packets so I’m going to try one at a time but I’m very excited about trying them so I’m sure I’ll blog about them all very soon!

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Nothing But Tea

Nothing but teaNothing But Tea is an online tea store that has information about tea and a large selection of loose leaf teas and tisanes (more commonly, but less accurately, referred to has herbal teas).

Nothing But Tea have a very wide range of very impressive loose leaf teas and tisanes.  The tisane selection is well worth looking through even if you don’t normally drink such things.  The selection of loose leaf teas, particularly the exotic teas, that have have is impressive!  I’ve yet to try their teas and find out what they’re like but I’ve just ordered a large selection of sample sizes of their teas so I’ll soon find out!  I’ll review the teas when I get them and tag them with “Nothing But Tea” so that you can check the reviews once I’ve written them if you’re interested in finding out what the teas they sell are like.

If you don’t like buying things online, this one might be for you as, although they are an online tea store, they do say that:

“If you prefer you can copy out your order details and send us a cheque in British Pounds drawn on a UK bank, or a UK Postal Order made payable to Nothing But Tea Ltd.”

They also do something else I’ve not seen before.  They don’t charge p&p and there’s no minimum spend, giving you no reason not to try out a few of their teas.  So go have a look at their tea selection, they seem to sell all their teas in sample sizes so there are lots of them for only £1 and their teas look amazing.  I’ll update this when I get the teas to say how efficient they were at sending the tea.

Jing Tea

Jing TeaLike my last blog post, I thought it might be helpful for some people if I review online companies that sell tea, as it can be hard to tell what they are like and what their tea is like from their website.  Overall I thought Jing were very good.  I ordered the tea on a Friday and received it the next day!  They offer free delivery if you spend over £25 which they say quite clearly on their home page.  What they don’t say so clearly is that this means spending over £25 excluding VAT and all the prices on their website include VAT.  Meaning that if you don’t realise this you spend just over £25 and then realise you have to pay either a few pounds p&p or buy some more tea to bring it over that threshold.  If you’re using this website I suggest you think of it more as if you spend over £30.

If you care about the environment you may be pleased to hear that instead of bubble wrap to pack out the rest of the box, they used shredded cardboard, meaning that almost all of it can be recycled.  Despite this, the fragile glass I bought from them was packaged very carefully so that it wasn’t damaged at all.

I was very pleased with the quality of the glass and the teas that I bought from them.

Adagio teas

Click to visit the Adagio Teas websiteThis may seem like a bit of a strange blog post, blogging about a company that sells tea online but I decided to write it because I was very nervous about buying tea online.  I really wanted some reassurance from someone that the company was real and I’d get the tea (I’ve yet to get used to this whole buying things online thing…).  So I thought I’d write this incase there’s anyone else that wants to buy tea online but isn’t sure about doing so from a completely unknown company.

Adagio have a pretty website (I like pretty…) and they had the teapot I wanted so I decided to go for it.  They delivered very very quickly (I ordered on a Friday and it was delivered on the following day!) and everything was very well wrapped.  They even sent me a little book that talks all about tea which was very interesting despite being painfully American (tea appears to be rather more unusual in America than it is in Britain…).  The sample size packs of tea I bought were in very good little packets that resealed easily and the pot of tea was in an airtight jar with a clear lid that blocked UV to help keep the tea fresh.

I would highly recommend this website as somewhere to buy tea online.  Delivery is free on orders over £30 (which isn’t hard to do once you start looking at all their wonderful teas…).