How to make intelligent choice when purchasing premium teas online

Interest in premium teas

Interest in premium teas is growing rapidly mainly due to their numerous health benefits discovered during recent years.

Many tea consumers are becoming aware that teabags are at the low end of the quality spectrum, while the premium quality teas are simply not to be found on the supermarket shelves.

So where to go to find and purchase quality teas?  Online of course, with a few deft clicks.

Discerning whether a tea is of premium quality however can be quite a challenge for many. Purchasing online sometimes could be even more a gamble.

A few tips to assist tea consumers when considering this shopping option:

Advantages of purchasing online:

  • It is a source of concentrated and relevant information:  Most sites will only display information relevant to the products they supply, but a good website should be a comprehensive source for gathering information about the different tea varieties, their health benefits and instructions for preparation.
  • You are more likely to obtain fresh teas:  Freshness is crucial when it comes to tea quality (except aged teas such as Pu-erh tea).  For example, Valley Green Tea source new season fresh teas directly from the tea farmers in China.  Certain teas are imported to Australia by Air freight and stored under refrigeration when required.  The tea orders are then sent directly to the tea drinkers.  With the absence of lengthy shelf exposure, storage at sub-optimal temperatures and other tea damaging factors, the likelihood of tea remaining fresh and of premium quality is significantly increased.

Pitfalls of purchasing premium teas

There is however a pitfall. Unlike commercial teabags, there is a wide range of quality for each type of loose leaf tea (please visit our Tea Quality page for further info: http://www.valleygreentea.com.au/chinese-tea-quality ).  It therefore offers an opportunity for the more unscrupulous tea merchants to supply low quality teas to fetch a bigger profit margin.

Precautions when purchasing premium teas online

A few precautions you can take in order to help you to avoid potential disappointments are:

  • Request tea samples before purchase, if possible.
  • Find a reputable supplier and stay with it. Like all other businesses, good tea suppliers invest in building their credentials around the quality of their products and services.  Recommendation by someone you know is invaluable, otherwise voluntary online reviews posted by genuine tea consumers also provide excellent indications.
  • If anything appears to be too good to be true, the chances are that it is not true; (unless the arguments are backed by solid evidence such as original research reports).  There have been many false claims and testimonials posted on certain websites during recent years, especially in relation to certain weight loss teas. Terms such as ‘super fat burner’ and ‘secret slimming tea’ have been used to lure those vulnerable people looking for fast track weight loss.  Dealing with these websites can lead to far more than just a disappointing experience.
  • Use a local supplier if possible. When there is a dispute either about the product or the service, dealing with an overseas company becomes almost impossible. 

For those who have only used teabags before, premium loose tea is a completely different experience altogether.

This entry was posted in Purchasing premium teas online and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to How to make intelligent choice when purchasing premium teas online

  1. hello!a bit offtopic but can you tell how much does it cost to setup a blog?not a expensive and good looking one like yours,but a small normal one?

  2. Bobby says:

    There is a critical shortage of informative airtlces like this.

  3. Yuko Marples says:

    I as well as my pals were studying the best information and facts located on your website and so before long I got a horrible feeling I had not expressed respect to the web site owner for them. All the boys came for that reason glad to learn all of them and have now sincerely been taking advantage of them. Thank you for getting very accommodating and for opting for certain important ideas most people are really desirous to learn about. My personal honest apologies for not saying thanks to sooner.

  4. diet recipes says:

    There is clearly a bunch to know about this. I feel you made certain nice points in features also.

  5. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same high-grade website post from you in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a good example of it.

  6. Arturo Rein says:

    I just want to point out Me simply just novice to blogs and also site-building as well as seriously wanted the following webpage. Likely I’m would like to lesezeichen your internet site. Anyone surely feature marvelous article content. Bless a person regarding showing your web site web site.

  7. Shari says:

    Wondeгful blog! I founԁ it whіle ѕurfing аrοunԁ on Υаhoο
    Νews. Do уοu have any suggeѕtions
    оn how to get liѕted in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Appreciate it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>