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Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Charles » Jun 3rd, '10, 09:39

I've announced Adagio's plans to begin printing the harvest date and packaged date on our new tea pouches in an article at http://www.tearetailer.com/article_65.html. I'd love your feedback.
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Chip » Jun 3rd, '10, 10:04

This is huge! Anyone who has been around here long enough will know that this is my big beef with many vendors. Sell by dates on tea are simply worthless. And most sites give you no harvest info at all.

More info for an educated consumer and increased transparency! I hope this carries over onto the site product info as well!!!!!

Great news, Charles.

Applause and encore!!!
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby geeber1 » Jun 3rd, '10, 11:19

I think that is a great idea, Charles! The more information we have, the better.
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby AmberSweet » Jun 3rd, '10, 17:16

This is a huge step! I hope this kicks off a trend with other tea vendors being more transparent with information like this. Bravo!
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Dresden » Jun 3rd, '10, 23:34

Outstanding... This is a big plus!!!
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby virago_ns » Jun 4th, '10, 18:38

Having 2 dates in the package could be confusing to customers. I LOVE the harvest date idea. If the package date is for internal purposes, I'd suggest putting it in a number code separate from the harvest date (i.e. if your tea is packaged on June 6th, 2010 your internal number could be 20100606 without a description).
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Eastree » Jun 4th, '10, 19:43

Applause, indeed! It's not the BIGGEST deal to me, but I'm glad to hear it.
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Victoria » Jun 4th, '10, 23:46

I agree this is HUGE and very important!! Thank you!!! But we want to see the harvest date when we order too. Not find out later when we get the package. :shock:
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby kymidwife » Jun 4th, '10, 23:54

Victoria wrote:I agree this is HUGE and very important!! Thank you!!! But we want to see the harvest date when we order too. Not find out later when we get the package. :shock:



Ditto on this, I was just talking about this in another thread. I love the plan to put the harvest info on the package, but very much hope to also see this info on the the Adagio website. I am at a loss right now, for example, as to whether I'll be getting 2009 or 2010 harvest if I were to order Darjeeling 1 or Spring Darjeeling.

Keep up the good work, this is a definite step in the right direction!

Sarah
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Victoria » Jun 4th, '10, 23:57

I'm pretty sure that's last year's Spring Dj.
Sorry to say.
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby kymidwife » Jun 5th, '10, 00:01

Victoria wrote:I'm pretty sure that's last year's Spring Dj.
Sorry to say.


When they don't say, I always expect it means the harvest is NOT new. If I am wrongly assuming, and there's fresh 2010 Spring Darjeeling waiting to be ordered... <sigh>...
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby Mikael » Jun 5th, '10, 00:44

kymidwife wrote:
Victoria wrote:I'm pretty sure that's last year's Spring Dj.
Sorry to say.


When they don't say, I always expect it means the harvest is NOT new. If I am wrongly assuming, and there's fresh 2010 Spring Darjeeling waiting to be ordered... <sigh>...


I checked and the Spring Darjeeling is fresh 2010 harvest. :)
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Re: Harvested-on and Packaged-on Dating

Postby kymidwife » Jun 5th, '10, 22:00

Mikael, thanks for the information. Do you happen to know when the 2010 tea arrived? I'm rather surprised there was no announcement by Adagio. Also, does this mean the 2009 stock was completely sold out? If not, will the old harvest be sold at a reduced price? If there's both 2009 and 2010 harvest "in da house", will the packages be clearly labeled to show which one was sent out?

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