Which new features do you want the most?

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I just found this site, immediately after crafting a spreadsheet in Google docs to catalog my teas. And while checking something on one of the manufacturers’ sites, saw “Steepster”. So now they’re all in my cupboard here and I have a brand new time-sink, to boot!

I did just slog through the ten pages of replies here, and don’t think this was mentioned, but I would love a field in my cupboard entries to show when I bought something. It might also be nice to track the amount purchased (not the amount on-hand).

I think I’m gonna like it here…

— Andrea in New Mexico
Cofftea said

WELCOME! And good for you for weilding thru all 10 pages w/ no search!:) That’s a new idea and I love it. +1

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A mobile version would be nice. This is especially important when I’m browsing a store and want to look at my shopping list.

Individual threads for new features. Its getting hard to see if someone else already posted an idea when the thread is 10 pages long.

Cofftea said

That’s what the reply button is for, otherwise we’d have 200 threads w/ just a few comments if any. What would really solve this problem is a search function.

I, too, would love a mobile version. And not just to check my shopping list but to add to it things that I see and may want to get later…

A mobile version would also continue my tealogging when I’m away from home—which is almost obsessive enough for me.

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Any chance there might be a section of the website to act as a sort of yelp exclusively for tea shops/stores? It would be nice to be able to make a profile for local tea houses and lounges where people can post reviews/photos/teas/specials/events, etc. I know we can search for tea companies right now, but it would be wonderful to have a section to recommend or not recommend tea houses.

Janefan said

there is a site called Teamap http://www.teamap.com/ (run by adagio) that lists tea houses and people write reviews/post photos. Tea house owners can also list events. They seem to have sort of cornered the market for this, having done it for many years now. Not sure to what extent Steepster wants to overlap with sites like this, but being able to list WHERE you drank a tea and give a thumbs up/down or star rating might be a nice addition.

Thanks! I hadn’t heard of that before, so I’ll check it out. I definitely think adding where you drank the tea would be a nice touch. I still think it would be cool to have a page on the site to say “hey I just drank tea here and this is what I think” but I understand it’s a decent amount of work to get that up and running and keep it up. I feel like my bookmarks are overflowing! Too many awesome sites.

Cofftea said

I’m actually indebted to this site for my 1st matcha experience:) I was going shopping about an hr away from home and wanted to see if there was any great tea shops. Instead I found a great vegetarian cafe that also serves (an albeit limited) selection of teas and decided to try matcha because I wouldn’t have to invest in a full tin or matcha set. Yay!

“I still think it would be cool to have a page on the site to say “hey I just drank tea here and this is what I think”” That’s exactly what teamap is for, you can not only search for tea shops/cafes in the area, but you can rate and comment on them as well.

Thanks Cofftea. I actually am excited about teamap, as I hadn’t heard of it before Janefan mentioned it. I will still stand by what I said would be nice on Steepster. As a social media coordinator, I run all around the internet every day, so to speak, and I am always so excited to see a handful of features in one place. If teamap and steepster teamed up, that would be a miracle, and an amazing one at that. Just ideas! Happy to hear about your 1st matcha experience. It is amazing isn’t it?

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Cofftea said

Until we can put unique ratings for each tasting of each tea, it’d be nice if we got notifed of “cofftea changed their rating of Adagio’s Green Chai” in our notices.

Oh, I especially like this one! I’d prefer unique ratings for each steep/cup, but this would be a nice compromise on that one.

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Cofftea said

Print shopping list. That’d make it really easy to give our wish list to people who aren’t on steepster.

Cofftea said

Both. That way if you’re going to a tea shop you (like teavana) you know exactly what you want to get.

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Jeremy said

Reroute to Discussion Board after deleting a post.

Cofftea said

Yeah steepster has a bad habit of putting you somewhere random when you click on or delete something.

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fcmonroe said

I’d like to have a way of finding people with similar tastes in tea. That way I could find some good ideas for the next tea to try.

Cofftea said

Already suggested, +1:)

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wombatgirl said

I can’t see this anywhere (please forgive me if it was brought up before), but is there any chance of a mobile version of the site? I’d love an iPhone app for Steepster.

Erynn said

That’s back on about page 3. I just commented on it as well, particularly regarding the fact that slider bars on this website and iPhones just don’t dance well together.

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Cofftea said

The ability to "like" a steepster select item so SO’s (steepster overlord’s not anything related to SOB’s LOL!) can keep track of what featured items we like (even though we may not purchase them due to limited $/storage or because we already have the item) to help them find similar items.

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Jeremy said

An Android App! That way we can do reviews on the go, check up teas were interested in buying, and maybe in the future, put our favorite tea houses, shops, and other miscellany that would be nice to have with us on the go.

Cait select said

+1

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