Hair in my tea.


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Hair in my tea.

Postby beckynoel » Jan 14th, '10, 19:13

So I got an Adagio shipment today and was very excited to see/smell all of my new teas. When I opened one of the signature blends I ordered there was a 4 inch grey or blonde strand of hair in it right on top. To be honest, it doesn't bother ME all that much. I have never sent food back that had a piece of hair in it; there are much worse things to find in food! So I just discarded it and brewed my tea.

But this is the second time it's happened. And the first time it was a little worse because it was in a tin of tea I gave to my mother-in-law. We both noticed it at the same time, she pulled it out, made a face, and went along and brewed up the tea anyway. I couldn't tell if she was totally disgusted, but didn't want to offend me by refusing to accept my gift. Kind of awkward.

Like I said, I'm not grossed out by it, and feel a little bad complaining, but just wondered if it is at all common. I figure this tea has been in a number of different places before it got to me, so I wouldn't automatically blame anybody at Adagio.
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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby Dresden » Jan 14th, '10, 19:17

It happened to me once in a tin of pi lo chun.

I would assume that the tea is probably hand processed and that's how it got there.
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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby bsteele » Jan 14th, '10, 20:29

Clearly there is one, and only one, solution:

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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby Chip » Jan 14th, '10, 20:34

beckynoel wrote:When I opened one of the signature blends I ordered there was a 4 inch grey or blonde strand of hair in it right on top.

Well, sounds like we can rule out Xine. :wink:

Never hurts to contact customer service (Xine) directly and let 'em know. :idea:
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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby teacast » Feb 4th, '10, 17:24

You sure it couldn't have been your own hair :)?
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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby bsteele » Feb 4th, '10, 18:24

I think I found some in a tin of hoji recently- like 1 inch long.

Meh. Just pulled it out and moved along :)
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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby beecrofter » Feb 4th, '10, 21:28

Good thing we boil the water .
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Re: Hair in my tea.

Postby silverneedles » Feb 4th, '10, 22:13

i got a oxidized fermented maggot in my china tea (not from adagio)
no biggie
it was a small one
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