Calling All Flavored Tea Lovers:
Signature Blends are what brought me to Adagio, because my tea-drinking roots were with flavored teas. I still really enjoy creating new blends, and trying blends created by others. Over the last few months, I've repeatedly heard TeaChatters wish for the opportunity to try some Signature Blends without committing to purchasing a full-sized tin. So, following in the footsteps of some very successful Box Passes here at TeaChat, I'd like to announce the first-ever Signature Blends Box Pass.
This box is made up of a collective of different people’s teas, passing through a list of participants, and therefore is not arriving to you directly from Adagio. Therefore, Adagio, TeaChat or its representatives do not accept any liability for its contents, or the loss there of. By signing up and agreeing to participate, you are in agreement and understand this disclaimer.
How it works:
-Sign up here and PM me your address if you want to be on the list to receive the box.
-After receiving a LARGE variety of samples from various TeaChat members and our generous host, Adagio, I will start the box pass and send to the first person on the list.
-When you receive the box, you will have an opportunity to try the teas that interest you, or take out samples for later use, and then mail to the next person on the list.
-You may add your own Signature Blends to the box when you receive it if you'd like, but you are not obligated to add any teas. Those who have no blends to add are still invited and encouraged to participate in the Pass.
-Please be fair and considerate of others. Please don’t take all of one tea, unless there is only enough left for a single brew. We want each participant to have the opportunity to try as many teas as possible.
-After all who sign up have had their chance to sample from the box, the box will be circulated through the generous individuals contributed to the seeding of the box so they can sample some new teas too. The last person will send back to me. At that time we may begin another pass, or have a contest for the remaining tea.
-Details are still pending, but I *THINK* Adagio is going to provide all participants with a gift certificate or discount toward a future purchase... when I know more, I will update this posting.
Rules and Guidelines:
Who Can Participate:
-For purposes of shipping expense and turn-around time, the pass will be limited to USA residents only please.
-For security purposes, the Pass will be limited to established TeaChat members only... sorry to the newbies.
The box will go out to its first participant on April 6th, but I may continue to add to the list after that point depending on the number of sign-ups.
-Please be sure you can afford to ship the box to its next participant before agreeing to sign up. When the box is ready to go out, I will post the weight of the box and the cost of the shipping when I send it out.
-You may use any shipping method you prefer, but please use a tracking number if possible.
-Please PM the person you are shipping to and let them know the package is on the way.
-Please try to get the box out to the next participant within 7-10 days of the time you receive it. If you can't try all the teas you want during this time, please take out some samples and send the box onward. Circumstances happen that we can't control, but please try to be prompt in sending the box forward.
-Please handle the tea carefully.
-Teas that are scented or flavored should be double bagged... I will enclose extra zip-locks for this purpose.
-Please secure sample-size tin tops with tape or a rubber band to avoid spillage.
-If you add a new blend, please make sure to carefully label it.
-Include brewing instructions if you wish... in the box, or even better, post here in the forum if you have specific advice about how to get the most out of a blend.
I will post a final list of what will be included in the box as soon as I get know what is being sent. At this time, I anticipate at least 30 to 40 different blends will be included when the box launches.
Current list of teas (not counting what Adagio will contribute):
The Fourth Doctor
The Eighth Doctor
The Tenth Doctor
Party in My Pants
A Bite of Peach Pie Chai
Southern Peach Cobbler
A #1 Freakin Twilight Fan
A Pale Pink Monkey
A Minty-Fresh Monkey
A Green Chiller
An Appetite Suppressant
De Lime in De Coconut
A Hard Smack on the Fanny
Lifes a Peach
A.M. Wake-Up Call
A Field of Strawberries
A Cylon Ceylon Blend
A Little Bit of Love
Lemon Meringue Pie
...and more to come!
Please PM me with questions... and please PM your address to me if you want to sign up.
Thanks to Chip and Xine for helping me put this together.
Last edited by kymidwife
on Mar 24th, '09, 20:00, edited 2 times in total.