茶藝-TeaArt08 wrote:The point you make about Amazon Prime is interesting. I don't even know what teas they have available. I have found Amazon to be exceptional with their customer service. I once had a Kindle fail on me while in Taiwan. Since we weren't returning to the U.S. for 4 more weeks at that time, and I hadn't brought any other books, I contacted Amazon from Taiwan. They had a new Kindle to my wife's family's address in Taiwan in 5 days. It's not even occurred to me to look to Amazon for tea because, I suspect this is my inner, formerly unstated assumption, I assume there would not be good tea on Amazon. I haven't formerly made the connection between "Amazon" and "tea." It's just never occurred to me. But your point about fast and inexpensive shipping is a good one.
Yeah, I feel the same way. I don't know yet if Amazon will end up being a place I get tea from, but I try to switch any expense I can over to Amazon because of the things you said. Really good customer service(My favorite thing is the live chat with a real customer service person) and fast shipping. I order tons of books because I'm obsessed with comics, but I I also get other things on Amazon. Just like you, I never really connect Amazon with any of my hobbies that involve specialty items and products, but I've found that while on one hand they specialize in nothing, sometimes you get lucky and they carry a product from one of the brands that I like. Because of an illness I've had to move back in with my parents for a few years, and I can't drive..so if I want to go to the store and buy something I have to be considerate of other peoples' schedules, which I was not used to at all. When I started shaving with an old fashioned safety razor I found my favorite kind of razor blade was on there. There's a Guarana soda I used to buy from a little shop my landlord owned next store to my former apt. Something like soda you don't think about ordering a week before you want it. Because I order it at such random times, it wouldn't be efficient to keep paying for shipping and I'd have to buy it in massive bulk to afford it.
debunix wrote:I just scouted a bit, and there are a lot more interesting looking teas than the last time I checked a few years ago, when it was Rishi, and various grades of bagged teas. Now they've got a lot, including SeaDyke TGY, which has been missing from my local tea shop lately.
Cool, so you're saying Seadyke TGY gets your stamp of approval? I'd love it if I could get a good TGY on Prime. Also, I haven't tried many Rishi teas. It sounds like you're not a fan. Am I wrong?