Numbers of tea names

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Numbers of tea names

by sapper » Sep 22nd, '07, 07:32

Some specialist tea stores list names something like this:

264 Assam Mangalam FTGFOP1 (CL/SP)

I understand everything apart from the number. Anyone know what it means or indicates?

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Sep 22nd, '07, 09:33
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by CynTEAa » Sep 22nd, '07, 09:33

Hi Sapper,

In this case that number is their item code for that tea.

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by scruffmcgruff » Sep 22nd, '07, 11:41

That, or it's a lot code or batch number given by the farm.

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by Wesli » Sep 22nd, '07, 11:45

nonono, its the date of harvest.

264 = 1264 A.D.

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by ABx » Sep 22nd, '07, 16:51

You're probably looking at SpecialTeas.com. The number is just to identify the item number in the store's inventory.

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by sapper » Sep 22nd, '07, 17:11

Ok, thanks. I won't worry about it too much then. I saw a three digit number on a couple of sites, not just specialteas.com, so thought there might be more to it. I'll take it that there isn't.

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by ABx » Sep 23rd, '07, 01:37

Nah, just makes it easier to refer to a particular tea for those that aren't familiar with the names. :)

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