Sampler of different types


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Sampler of different types

Postby love4God » Nov 16th, '05, 12:26

Is there a sampler of different types of tea?

I just got my first black tea sampler with ingenuiTEA cup and I love it. However, I've never tried green tea or white tea or roobios or anything else that didn't come in a bag or wasn't followed by the word 'zinger'.

When I first ordered I would have loved to have tried a bit of each of those things but couldn't sea a sampler that contained more than one type of tea. If there was a sampler with one popular flavor of each type of tea I would definitely have chosen that and I would bet that many first time customers would choose the same thing.

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Postby Tadiera » Nov 16th, '05, 13:33

Adagio doesn't have one that has tea from the different categories. I think it'd be a great idea, but the difficulty would be in chosing just one tea from each Black, Green, Oolong, White, Rooibos, and Herbal.
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Postby chris » Nov 16th, '05, 13:39

So true, Tads... please refer to this old thread for more details.

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Postby Tadiera » Nov 16th, '05, 13:52

chris wrote:So true, Tads... please refer to this old thread for more details.

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This even older thread looks to provide info directly on this topic.

Huzzah for clicking links!
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Postby chris » Nov 16th, '05, 14:04

Huzzah indeed.

Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Postby love4God » Nov 16th, '05, 18:02

I'm surprised they were unpopular. I can see the issue with substitutions but you could have a hard and fast "no sub" on samplers policy.

I'm not complaining about prices, mixing your own is only a couple bucks more. It's just that the first time customer special with the ingenuiTea, the book, and the sampler pack, with the $5 referral coupon is a great deal and a really good introduction to your product. I had a hard time choosing between which sampler to get, being an occassional teabag drinker my whole life, and I now find myself wishing I had more variety. I'm loving my first shipment of black teas and am certain to order more, but I have no idea whether I'll like flavored teas, or roobios, or green tea, or white tea because I have no experience with them at all. Had I received a sample of each I would have a much better idea of what I would like to order more of. For instance I now know that I love Earl Grey and Irish breakfast tea but I'm not as partial to yumman jig. I would love to know whether I like roobios or not but I have four tins to work through at a couple cups a day before ordering any more.

That's another quesiton I had. How long does tea stay fresh? If I order more tins and can't drink it all fast enough, when does it start to lose it's flavor or "freshness" if there is such a think.

I was thinking of sending the sampler pack/ingenuiTea/book combo to a few people for Christmas and was just thinking how great it would be if a very common, very representative flavor of each tea type were bundled together. For the new customer substitutions wouldn't matter because we have no idea what a good green or white or oolong tea is, actually you would know better than us what a good introduction to each is.

Anyway, it's just a thought, and it seems to have been expressed before. I don't want to end negative though or give the impression that I'm not satisfied with your product. I love your tea, love the ingenuiTea, and you have certainly added a longtime customer to your business.
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Postby klemptor » Nov 16th, '05, 19:23

I think that the mixed sampler would be a big smash with people new to tea, but I do see the logistical problems with it.
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let the customer choose sampler flavors

Postby mkleiva » Nov 17th, '05, 11:18

I just read the thread here about the introductory sampler pack. I've bought two so far (mostly so my husband and I would each have our own Ingenuitea and to try more flavors). We love the Ingenuity, but I would really like to have chosen my own flavors. I read one response that said that a customer can just choose their own sample sizes for only a dollar more than the sampler set as if that's no big deal. If it's really no big deal, then why not let the customer choose the samples in the gift set to begin with? I'd love to send out the set, but I would want to choose my favorites - and of the samples I've received I've enjoyed 3 of 8. Not a good ratio. Of the teas I've selected on my own, I've enjoyed every one! If, in the business world, the customer is always right, why not let him/her find out for herself! You could always list recommendations for a sampler, or even limit which teas are available for the gift set, but PLEASE let the consumer decide. If you're hesitant to do this, how about for starters, offering a mixed set: include one black, one green, one herbal and one "wild card" that the consumer could select from a list of recommendations. Consider it.
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Postby ilya » Nov 17th, '05, 11:55

You can create your own custom set if you purchase the ingenuiTEA and any 4 teas. The price of the ingenuiTEA by itself is $15, and the teas range in price from $1 - $5 apiece. For logistic reasons, we have created 4 pre-defined sets and taken a few dollars off to encourage the purchase (trust us, it's much easier to process the pre-made sets versus picking 4 unique teas).

However, we encourage you to order whatever sample sized teas you think you may enjoy.
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