I first purchased tea from Tea India through Amazon, and liked the Assam tea I bought very much. Since then I heard from a friend that if you ordered directly from the company selling on Amazon you could get just as good a deal and skip the middle man. I shop often on Amazon and am happy to do so. But if I can skip Amazon and buy directly from the seller I like to do that. I have no problem with Amazon making money, but feel they are quite large enough and I would like to give my business more directly with the company whose product I am buying. So I found a great Assam tea and a good company to buy it from.