Using Rakuten to order tea from Japan.
Pack of 3 100g bags of loose tea: 926円 (7.64€, 2.55€/bag) Individual 100g bag of loose tea: 324円 (2.67€) Total: 2824円 (23.30€)
Initial shipping cost with EMS (offer received by email after ordering):
送料 4100（円）(33.83€ shipping) 合計 6924（円）(57.12€ total)
After asking for small packet shipping by email:
Subtotal： JPY 2,824 (23.30 EUR) Tax： JPY 0 Delivery fee： JPY 2,085 (17.20 EUR) Inclusive sum： JPY 4,909 (40.50 EUR)
Note: Economy shipping has no tracking unlike EMS.
Breakdown of the shipping cost: 17.20 / 9 = 1.91€ shipping per bag New price of 100g bag of loose tea delivered in Europe: 2.67 + 1.91 = 4.58€ per bag
03/04/2017 23:51:24 (Japan time)[新規受付済み] order placed at Rakuten 03/06/2017 08:02:13 (Japan time)[店舗受付済み] order accepted by the store 03/13/2017 10:18:29 (Japan time)[発送済み] order shipped [...] 03/18/2017 11:00:00 (German time) order arrived home
2017.03.18 The tea has arrived!
The description of the content in Japanese only: お茶 (=tea).
Germany customs opened the box because it contains Lebensmittel (~food):
Everything arrived successfully.
Top row: my favorite one! Bottom row: let try something new!