teehee! This whole exchange is funny.
Having tried more than a dozen of the "freshest" tea varieties at Teavana, then purchasing the same varietals elsewhere (usually for substantially less money,) my personal
consumer experience has been that the Teavana teas were mediocre at best (with the exception of one tea that I quite liked,) and the prices were egregious. I'd only use the word "amazing" if I were doing satire. Wait, is that satire?
teapotofury wrote:And I for one, do like Teavana.
They have an amazing product and their mission is to bring tea awareness to a country drunk on coffee, candy, fast food and soda.
Is that why the typical hot or iced tea premade offering at Teavana is so full of sugar I can't taste the tea? My next to final visit to the store resulted in a cup of iced tea that was so sweet I couldn't even taste the "natural fruit flavor" much less the tea in the blend. How is that any different than Nestea from the soda fountain?
You have to be a little aggressive to do this, no? Americans are rather resistant and so, at Teavana, you have to push.
Haha. If you have a product worth selling at a fair price, you don't have to be aggressive. Car salesmen are aggressive. Vacuum salesmen are aggressive. Ponzi scheme salesmen are aggressive. Are you saying that Teavana is the Glengarry Glen Ross of Tea? Whoopee! "Always be closing!" You're just a regular pep-talkin' Blake, aren't ya.
Anyhow, you can just say no if you don't want to buy a trillion pounds of tea. Although it is better for you if you do. You'll get a GREAT discount.
10% is a GREAT discount? Surely 10% off of 1lb of tea that is priced 800% over the exact same tea at a competitor doesn't warrant ALL CAPS to describe the deal. Maybe 15% would be worth ALL CAPS, but 10% is really only an italics
at best. Give me 20% and I'll throw you a bold.
That last time I visited? I was at the register, there was this weird squabbling over who got credit for what part of the sale, then I got the hard sell on buying a larger quantity and tea tins. After saying "no thank you," more than three times, the sales person (who's tag said she was the manager,) did NOT quit trying to increase the sale, I walked out without purchasing anything.
Educate, don't bludgeon, and perhaps these stories might not be quite so rampant.