A Bedtime Snack

A Bedtime Snack

Tips for Buying Tea in Large Quantities

by Zoey Howell

If you are someone who enjoys drinking tea, then you might want to consider buying larger amounts of wholesale tea rather than always buying individual boxes and bags. You can save a lot of money this way, and you will always have plenty of tea on hand. However, in order to ensure you really get a good deal and buy teas you will actually enjoy, there are a few tips you should follow.

1. Check the tea grade.

Always look at the grade of tea before buying a large wholesale quantity. If an amount of tea seems really inexpensive, it could be because the tea is a lower grade than you are used to buying. Here's a quick review of tea grades for your reference:

  • Whole Leaf: These are whole tea leaves; few to none are broken. This is the highest grade of tea.
  • Broken Leaf: These tea leaves are broken, but still in quite large pieces and should be able to be steeped with no difficulties.
  • Fannings: These are the smaller pieces of tea leaves that fell through the cracks when the larger pieces were sifted out. They're usually brewed in tea bags.
  • Dust: These are the tiniest of tiny pieces, sometimes even too fine for the average tea bag.

If you usually brew in bags, then you can get away with buying fannings, but otherwise, make sure you buy whole or broken leaf tea.

2. Ask for a sample.

Most companies that sell wholesale tea will be willing to give you a sample upon request. This way, you can brew a cup and make sure you enjoy a particular tea before buying several pounds of it wholesale. If the company is not able to provide a sample, then stick with buying tea varieties you've tried before. You don't want to buy 6 pounds of rooibos, only to discover you hate rooibos.

3. Have a plan for storing the tea.

It's not worth buying several pounds of wholesale tea if it mostly goes stale before you are able to use it. Have a plan for storing the tea before it arrives. Some lock-tight containers or Mason jars are good choices. Find a cool, dry, dark place to store them so your tea will last a lot longer.

When you buy wholesale tea, it is important to have a plan for storage, sample it first, and look at the grade. Good luck, and happy sipping.


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A Bedtime Snack

Ever since I was a child, I’ve enjoyed spending the night at hotels. I particularly like to stay at posh resorts that provide indoor swimming pools, onsite spas, and oceanfront dining options. Whenever I stay at a luxurious hotel, I always look to see if there are gourmet chocolates on the pillow waiting for me to savor at bedtime. For some reason, this small amenity really appeals to me. If you own a hotel, consider treating your guests with chocolates at the end of their busy days. This added touch is also perfect for Valentine’s Day. On this blog, you will discover how to shop for the best gourmet chocolates for your hotel. Enjoy!