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Oh my, while I don’t condone this, I want to read more.
Poor you, it must cause pain.
Sorry to see you going through this but excellent writing nonetheless!
wow everything you said is untrue! Its obvious you are a disgruntled employee or x employee who probably is angry over something else, and wants to tarnish the business. I know for a fact most of the things you say are untrue because I have conducted extensive research on tea and out of all the tea i have research Teavana tea and whole foods tea have the highest levels of antioxidants, they are fermented perfectly “some are not fermented of course”, the white tea and oolong tea as well as green have amazing health benefits I found that the tea called Silver needle from Teavana is one of the best quality teas based on levels of antioxidants and some polyphenols and on the freshness of the tea as well. I am a Dietitian if you are wondering why i am testing tea quality, I always recommend these teas to my patients whom suffer from disease or are trying to prevent disease and even those wanting to lose weight. I believe everyone should focus on preventing disease by healthy eating and natural supplementation. Other teas i strongly recommend are Herbal and Rooibus teas Rooibus is not derived from tea leaves but is marketed as a tea it comes from an african red bush and has many health benefits. My testing revealed they are both have little to no caffeine at all. In regards to what the disgruntled employee said about the sugar they use, it is called german rock sugar and the reason it is a lot better than using refined sugar is that it has a very minimal effect on raising your GI levels i would compare it to agave nectar not by taste only by nutritional value. I prefer stevia for weightloss but the rock sugar taste much better. I will say that I have traveled around the world in search of the best teas and if you can afford to fly to Japan and argentina or africa to get the best teas then yes it is fresher so it will be better otherwise if not go to Teavan or whole food those teas are about as perfect as you can get with out having to travel to a foreign land" and when I say whole foods I am only speaking of their loose leaf teas. Now as far as the crazy sales thing I agree they might be a little pushy but that depends on the person as well, and there is nothing wrong about pushing a product you know can greatly improve health! Maybe you work at a poorly managed store or slow store because every teavan I have been to is so crowded and people are constantly sampling tea i don’t see how its possible that the sample containers could sit there all day without having to be refilled constantly. I am sorry your poor experiences there have a negative effect on the way you look at tea, but i prefer science over assumption or hearsay.
Hmm seems she’s no longer on Steepster, so I’ll save my breath ;) Not that I disagree that some of the claims are not unfounded, but they’re not sampling Silver Needle and there is better tea available in the states. Moving on.
So, Dr. Know it all Laura isn’t on Steepster, and was a hit and run. Figures!
I was JUST about to go off on a rant asking why her username is “Dr. Laura” if she’s a dietitian (because I am a dietetics student and that could be considered misusing professional labels and could lead to a loss of status as a registered dietitian if reported to the Academy…) Shoulda figured she wouldn’t be around for me to harass ;)
Alex, where you be at?
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