I think grab bags and free samples would both increase sales (if the samples aren’t of teas that are used up by the samples)… there have been several times I thought, “Hm… I’d LOVE to try that, but I’m kinda scared I won’t like it and don’t want to get stuck w/ 2oz.” Once trying sometimes I’m glad I only have a cup or 2, but sometimes I really regret not getting it so I look for something similar (if sold out) in your future offerings.
So, here’s what I decided to do: http://www.52teas.com/2011/02/06/leftover-teas/
Another idea would be “flops” samples. Tea blends you didn’t think worked or the ratios weren’t right. Those might be kinda interesting.
I’m afraid I don’t keep those. I don’t think I would want anyone to taste my mistakes.
Cofftea – I highly doubt Frank has ever made a boo-boo! lol ;) (I’m teasing.)