I don't think he has an actual "store" more like someone selling from their house or a P.o.box I think.
kind of a "virtual seller" like so many sites today.
I do not mind paying for samples, if it is something I really want.
not tea,but I wanted some makeup samples from a smaller company and they charge $8 for 5 or 6 samples of your choice....so gladly paid for that.
Free samples are always nicer, but I know sometimes the very small companies can not afford that if they are just one person.