How unique is the ingenuiTEA?


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How unique is the ingenuiTEA?

Postby jogrebe » Dec 17th, '05, 23:51

I was just given a tea catalog by a friend from another tea company (don't worry there prices are too high compared to Adagio for me to even consider ordering from them) and they have type of tea pot which appears to be a clone of the ingenuiTEA. It even offers the same size choices as the ingenuiTEA does, although it does not appear to have the new features that the new and improved ingenuiTEA now has. Anyway, I was previously under the impression that the ingenuiTEA was developed by Adagio, is this the case or not?
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Postby Kreft » Jan 4th, '06, 16:48

I was wondering the same thing when i saw this...

http://store.teavana.com/brewandtouch.html
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Postby klemptor » Jan 4th, '06, 17:45

Maybe it wasn't patented?
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Postby jzero » Jan 4th, '06, 17:50

I always assumed that it is manufactured by some third party and anyone can purchase them wholesale and custom-brand them...

That's a fairly common practice these days.
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Postby ilya » Jan 4th, '06, 18:25

The ingenuiTEA teapot is made by a third-party that we work with. We do not have an exclusive arrangement on this item, but because of the very aggressive price we charge for this item, there are only a small handful of other companies that still carry these.

The newer model however was designed by Adagio, and is thus exclusively ours.

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