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I won $200 million in Mega Millions and will enter the tea business in a big way. But should I buy out Adagio, Teavana, Tazo (Starbucks), do my own thing, or other? Your opinions count!

Buy out Adagio
0
No votes
Teavana
4
13%
Tazo (Starbucks)
1
3%
Do my own thing
7
23%
Don't be a FOOL!
6
20%
Just fix up the TeaCave and get a bigger TeaFridge
11
37%
Other, please share
1
3%
 
Total votes: 30

New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '12, 01:46

Welcome to the NEW TeaDay.

I have great news, but need your advice too! Can you please help? I won $200 million in Mega Millions and will enter the tea business in a big way. But should I buy out Adagio, Teavana, Tazo (Starbucks), do my own thing, or other? Your opinions count!

I am looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone! See you around the forum.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '12, 01:49

You can always share what is in your cup here with us! Photos are always welcome.

And you can also share what is in your cup under specific forums of TeaChat!


Black tea http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14389

Oolong http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11862

Green http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14327

White/Yellow http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15673

Pu-erh http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=7045

Other Tea-Type forums of TeaChat do not have a what are you drinking topic ...
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby AdamMY » Apr 1st, '12, 09:24

:idea: Open up a US Based Artistic Nippon type shop, that also sources and sells Japanese teas! :idea:
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby Chip » Apr 1st, '12, 11:17

Interesting idea ... I will ponder this over morning coffee!!!
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby Jspigs » Apr 1st, '12, 15:02

I voted don't be a FOOL.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby debunix » Apr 1st, '12, 15:47

I voted fix up the tea cave, including relocating with a better view of Mt Fuji, and enlarge the tea fridge a bit. Also, improved funding for super-premium gyokuro tasting?

Today, enjoying my first session with a lovely little teacup from Shawn McGuire of Greenwood Studios

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it's just perfectly sized to match my smallest gaiwan, and showcasing some nice TeaHabitat Song Zhong #5 this morning.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby blairswhitaker » Apr 1st, '12, 16:57

started my day with a kirashima no kaori asamushi, then followed it up with some guricha.... thinking of heading towards an oolong or some hojicha next... absolutely stoked to be using my new kettle and yunomi!!! the teaday continues with so many choices.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby Bob_McBob » Apr 2nd, '12, 00:48

We all know you're just going to blow $200m on Hagi.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby debunix » Apr 2nd, '12, 00:55

Perhaps he'll just buy the whole town; build a large teahouse to display and use his Hagi; become a formal patron of all of the potters and giving them full creative freedom to make even more fantastic wares that he'll make available to all--for free, via a special lottery system, after he picks the ones he wants for himself.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 2nd, '12, 21:54

why would anyone want to buy starbucks or teavana?
Its sorta like some offering to sell you their crimes against liquid and decency.

I suppose you could turn it around but, the damage has already been done.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby AdamMY » Apr 2nd, '12, 22:56

SlientSipper wrote:why would anyone want to buy starbucks or teavana?
Its sorta like some offering to sell you their crimes against liquid and decency.

I suppose you could turn it around but, the damage has already been done.



(Check the date).
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby Poohblah » Apr 2nd, '12, 23:10

well, you could always buy the company, liquidate all their assets, and then dissolve the company.

I don't think $200m will buy Starbucks, though
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby SlientSipper » Apr 3rd, '12, 22:09

AdamMY wrote:
SlientSipper wrote:why would anyone want to buy starbucks or teavana?
Its sorta like some offering to sell you their crimes against liquid and decency.

I suppose you could turn it around but, the damage has already been done.



(Check the date).


I was already aware of that and I just wanted to humor him but, my humor turned to srs when I had to type that pseudo word (teavana)
and I got warped into being serious.
but, still sorta joking. I doubt 200 mill would be enough to buy any of those companies anyway.
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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby tenuki » Apr 10th, '12, 15:31

Had a fun tea party at my house on Saturday. I'm enjoying the leavings from that extravaganza still.... Here I'm drinking a ?99? dayi old tree green puer from the 7 or so teas we went through. Theres a 70s and 90s baozhong in there, a 80s and 90s green puer, a 90s and 2006 shu, a 90s roasted tky IIR. Yay tea friends!

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Re: New TeaDay 4/1/12 GREAT news!

Postby iannon » Apr 10th, '12, 16:09

Bob_McBob wrote:We all know you're just going to blow $200m on Hagi.

or rather perhaps a new house/museum to store his Hagi in...
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