Finding a rare kind of tea that is not available locally is one of the main problems faced by tea enthusiasts all around the world. Whether you need it for health reasons, or simply because of the joy of tasting new types of tea, it may be frustrating if your local stores do not have the type of tea that you are looking for. For this reason, more and more people are switching to the trend of buying tea online.
One of the great advantages of buying tea online is the amazing variety of choices that you can find. Online, you can find any kind of tea produced in places all over the world that you may not be able to get in your country. This comparison report will provide you with some information about three well known tea stores online: Mighty Leaf Tea and Teavana. Having a clear picture of what each store has to offer is important to help you decide which store suits you best based on your preferences.
Mighty Leaf Tea is an online tea store that is uniquely known for their award winning handcrafted, biodegradable tea pouches. The special silken Tea Pouch is filled with whole tea leaves, herbs and fruits that are usually too big for ordinary tea bags. Each Tea Pouch comes with a label that indicates the level of caffeine and brew time for each blend. They offer a 3-pack savers on their 15-count boxes of tea pouches. This means that for every 3-pack you buy, you can save over $3.
They have a Regular Tea ritual program which is an automatic delivery of your favorite tea. Choose how much and how often you want your tea to be delivered, and save 5% on each box of signature tea pouches or bag of loose tea. If recurring items are on sale, you can save 5% on top of the sale price. Not only that, but you can pick a free gift of your choice: a tea mug, tea filters or loose tea storage tin. You will also receive credit towards Mighty Leaf Rewards for every recurring order purchase.
Their search filter is quite interesting. Other than searching by caffeine content and ingredients, you can also search for tea products by the "mood" - wake up, relax, energize, rejuvenate, sleepy and more.
For tea beginners or those who wish to get in depth information about tea - the history, different types of tea, health benefits of tea and more - Mighty Leaf Tea has a learning section that will help you learn all you need to know about these topics.
Mighty Leaf Tea also has an attractive Reward Program. If you refer a friend, both of you will receive $10 in Mighty Leaf TeaBucks™ good for your next purchase of Mighty Leaf tea. Besides that, if you join this program, you may receive a $10 TeaBuck™ coupon for every $100 of tea products you buy.
This online store will let you choose 2 free tea samples with every order. If you subscribe to throgh email, you will receive a 15% discount coupon that can be used on your purchase.
Tea prices range from $7.95 for a 4 o.z Russian Caravan loose tea in bag to $90.00 for a 1lb. Jasmine Downy Pearls bulk loose leaf. Mighty Leaf Tea charges a $5.95 flat rate shipping for all orders.
Like Mighty Leaf Tea, Teavana is not only an online tea store, but their website is also a great resource on topics related to tea. From the history of tea to tea party ideas, you can find a wealth of information on what you need to know about tea on Teavana website.
Not only can you find different kinds of tea, Teavana also has a lot of other tea-related products to compliment your purchase. You can find teapot sets, kettles, infusers, appliances, and accessories that would also make great gift items. Shopping for the right product is very easy. You can search according to different categories: tea type, flavor, regions, caffeine content, or needs (kettles, gift sets, etc.).
When you purchase their tea products, you will also get specific brewing instructions in order to get a perfect cup of tea. If you want to send the products as gifts, Teavana offers the "Add Gift Wrap" option before you proceed to checkout. If you opt for this, Teavana will use an attractive gift box or wrapping paper before shipping your product. This service costs $6.95 per shipping address.
Teavana also has a free Auto-Delivery program known as the Tea On Time Auto-Delivery for certain items. You can change the quantity, frequency and delivery schedule at anytime online. By using this feature, you are eligible for a 5% off all future Tea On Time Auto-Delivery orders.
Although Teavana has an extensive line of products, they would benefit more if they offer tea pouches that some competitors such as the Mighty Leaf Tea offers.
Prices of tea range from $3.30 for a 2 oz package of English Breakfast High Grown Black Tea to $67.32 for a 6 oz package of Liquid Gold Tea Blend. Teavana accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. They offer free ground shipping for orders over $50.
On the other hand, Teavana is a great place to shop for tea gifts since the packaging and presentation is very attractive, although some of them can be very costly.