bsquared wrote:I just joined tonight. I haven't read all of the postings yet, but what I have read does sound like a large % of you work for or are affiliated with Adagio. If Tevana (?) is so bad, I will need an alternative source. Have to say I'm not thrilled with the thought of paying shipping to get tea.
While I have you - what tea has the most caffeine? Thinking about replacing coffee.
Welcome to TeaChat.
While there are a few members who do work for Adagio (there are actually more members who either work for or are affiliated with OTHER tea vendors), if you are reading outside of the Adagio category reserved for Adagio near the top of the forum, I would venture an educated guess (I read virtually every post as forum Moderator) that the "large %" is considerably less than 1%
of all posts on the balance of the forum. And as far as I know, I am the only other "affiliated" member ... though I would like to believe I am 99.9% objective.
Since Teavana is generally very expensive mall tea, you are paying a very significant portion of the tea price in overhead ... and their tea is simply generally more expensive though of lesser quality and value than many online vendors.
In fact, their affiliate online store, SpecialTeas is much cheaper. So, you can pay a small shipping fee (sometime free) or a large overhead fee built in.