teapotofury wrote:Good luck, Earth Prince. As for everyone else, enjoy your Lipton.
Oh my goodness
I guess my devil part just got the negative part of this sentence.
I don't know much about either teavana or lipton and shouldn't say much. But some posts here seem to convince me even though teavana's teas are so expensive, *maybe* it doesn't have a better quality/price ratio than lipton.
That caught me too; the person obviously doesn't understand what this forum is about at all. Teavana tea tends to be something of the bottom of the barrel here, and we're here because we realized that there are much
better alternatives to both grocery store and shopping mall teas. I tend to think that zen8tea's (eBay) $10/150g teas blow Teavana's teas out of the water, and of course each serving of leaf can provide fully satisfying cups all day long (making the notion of purchasing a full pound or more all the more ridiculous).
There is a thirst for tea in today's American culture; you can see it with the likes of Adagio, Tao of Tea, Upton, Special Teas
, and the like doing as well as they are. These companies, especially Tao of Tea (which I still think of as pretty mediocre outside of their black teas), focus on educating and do pretty well. They might not have the nationwide franchises, but they sell their products through other vendors (online and off) to make up for it. The fact of the matter is that when it comes to tea, you can turn people on to it by simply giving them a cup of something different and telling them a little about it. I haven't met a person yet that wasn't intrigued by a cup of tea that was unlike anything they had before, and they usually ask the questions before you can offer up any of it's history.
, if you really did your homework you'd know more about this. You might have some background on the history, but you clearly have no understanding of the quality and prices of tea that are out there today. You might also take a look around the forum before posting such blithe nonsense again; many here buy their teas from specialty shops in the country of their preferred tea's origin for less (some even travel or live there), and know quite a bit about them. Those kinds of statements really kind of destroy any credibility you think you might have, and a shocking lack of skill in dealing with potential customers. Taking into consideration your message, the "research" that went into that message (or rather the lack thereof), and your delivery, I can't help but conclude that you are an absolute moron. Learn more about your business and human interaction - who knows, maybe someday you'll get a job at someplace better than a shopping mall retail store.