K S said

What do these initials mean?

On the English Tea Store site most of the teas I am considering identified the tea as TOLSLL. Any idea what this means?

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Janefan said

it looks to me like it’s just an internal identifier they use, basically a “product code” of sorts, since the second half of the codes seems to be abbreviations based on the flavor of tea. It’s probably not something that means anything outside of their business, or is supposed to mean anything to their customers.

but of course you could email then to ask:

“By Email:
Please Note: emails are answered in the order they are received, within 1 business day.
”mailto:[email protected]" rel=“nofollow” target="_blank">[email protected] "

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K S said

Well, that certainly explains why a Google search turned up nothing. I thought it might have told something about the tea grade. The lightbulb came on after reading your reply – I checked some of their other items and the code makes some sense. Pretty sure it stands for Tea, Online Store, Loose Leaf. Then there would be a hyphen and a blend identifier such as EGR for Earl Grey. Their prices are so reasonable I plan to give them a try as soon as they offer free shipping again.

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Janefan said

Oh free shipping would be nice! I’ve been eying this 3-tier serving tray for a while but am on the fence as to whether it’s worth the price. Maybe they’ll have a “cyber monday” sale or something?
http://www.englishteastore.com/tiered-serving-tray-chrome.html

K S said

They had a free shipping offer about a month ago on their facebook page but I had way too much bag tea at the time. Now I am down to a point I can start planning. This will be a new brand for me. Hope I am not disappointed.

Spot52 select said

They were the first Internet tea company I ordered from. I enjoyed their bagged tea, and then moved on to their loose leaf. For the low price, you get pretty good tea.

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Spot52 select said

They do have a deal going on right now, I got the email the other day. But I deleted it because I did not want anything from them, right now. Someone else may have it in their account still.

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Janefan said

I jsut looked at their twitter acct and it appears they had a sale on Nov 26th only:
“Our Christmas teas are 15% off. Just use coupon code “xmastea” at checkout. http://bit.ly/eapcW1 Today only!"

I just signed up for their email list a day or two ago, but I am going to follow thier blogs and twitter now so I don’t miss the next big deal.
http://twitter.com/englishteastore
http://blog.englishteastore.com/
http://englishtea.us/
(I don’t understand why them have two different blogs!)

Janefan said

Ok, looks like blog.englishteastore.com is the one where they post reviews, therefore the disclaimer: “Disclaimer: This blog is sponsored by Online Stores, Inc.; writers receive monetary compensation and/or free product for their posts on this blog.”

I think the Taste of English Tea Blog (englishtea.us) is just run by the site owners, no guest posts/reviews.

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