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Teavana 2012 Discontinued Teas

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Lynxiebrat said

I just might go to the Heavenly sale, if I can manage to get over there early….don’t want to go to late, might be slim pickings.

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Chuckieroy said

Looks like the sale is already on their site… Just ordered a ton of tea!

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momo said

good lord those discounts.

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Babble said

What teas do you think are worth getting? And is it only teas or is hardware included too?

momo said

There’s some of both but mostly tea. Gyokuro is $5 for 2 oz, lots of stuff from $1.70 to $3.75 teawise, a couple teapots and sets.

Sakura allure is one of my favorites (let it be known though…I like fruity tea and green tea that doesn’t taste like green tea…)

Also, my morning mate and peachberry jasime. Amandine rose is another good one as well. And yes…I might have just ordered all of those!!

Babble said

Oops – for some reason I just saw your message thedrunkstrawberry. BUT you’ll be glad to know I pretty much ordered all of those teas you mentioned – LOL.

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Dustin said

So the teas that they have on sale now, are those going to be discontinued for 2013?

momo said

Some of them are, some are probably just clearing the way for next year’s harvests (like the gyokuro and black pearls specified below), and then I’m assuming the ones that are teas that were just introduced this fall are because they aren’t selling well like that mango puerh mate disaster.

Hmm none of the teas that are showing up on sale on the mobile site are the discontinued ones. Some of them are actually their best sellers. The retired teas may just be in stores. Ooo Cha Yen Thai! I never did try Cocoa Carmel Sea Salt, but for $2… Edit: Went to the non-mobile site and the discontinued teas plus lots of merch are on there as well, but well over half of the teas on sale are staying.

Dustin said

I wouldn’t get the cocoa caramel for $1. It was really gross.

WHAT?! Blasphemy! CocaCaramel is my fave herbal after Peach Tranquility. Tastes like homemade hot chocolate!

Dustin said

Daniel, you sir are bonkers! I might just have to follow you so I can keep track of any other favorites of yours to steer clear of! :)

Bubbles said

I bought some of the CocoCaramel Sea Salt…looks like I’ll either love it, or hate it. LOL

momo said

lol I like it too! Make it in half milk, half water, and it’s very much like hot chocolate.

I also LOVE cococaramel sea salt, I ordered a pound of it the other day with the sale :) that and azteca fire!

Dustin said

REALLY?! So I’m the crazy one for not loving it? I tried, I really did, but it just seemed like a bunch of heavy candy pieces melted in hot water. I thought the azteca fire was alright. I still have some of their haute chocolate squirreled away and that was pretty good in milk.

My wife and I are drinking the Coco Caramel Sea Salt tonight. She likes it, and even though I’m not one for flavored-added teas, I have to say, although it’s a little lite on flavor, it is good.

Adding, milk? Well, we’ll just have to try that!

Bubbles said

So I got some of my teas today, and one of them was the CocoCaramel. It’s pretty good. I think it’s a little weak, but overall, I like it. :)

SimpliciTEA: Definitely add the milk.

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Not every tea that goes on sale right now is going to be discontinued — although I’m sure some of them will be. Gyokuro and Black Dragon Pearls, two of my favorites that I recommend, have been on sale before — as they are now — and not discontinued.

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darby select said

Oh save me! LOL I just ordered pounds of tea…anyone want to come for a party? LOL Could NOT resist 75% off on some of my favorites.

Same here! I think I’m set on Mate for several solid months XD

Bubbles said

I have no clue where I am going to store the teas I’ve just ordered, so short on space here. I could NOT pass up the deals, though. Picked up some of my favorites, and some I’ve wanted to try for some time, but couldn’t justify the price on.

Dustin said

^Under the bed, couch or other furniture. In a closet. Inside the lining of chairs. Attic space during the winter. Air vents during the summer. Attach velcro on the tins and stick them on the underside of tables. Am I helping? ;)

Bubbles said

^Sounds like you have some experience with this!!! LOL!!!

Dustin said

Maaaaaaaaaaybe. :D

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black743 said

They aren’t discontinuing earl grey creme are they?

No, they aren’t. The link to the list is at the top of this thread, but for simplicity’s sake:

Frutto Bianco Pearls
Pear Luna
Queen of Babylon
Scarlet Cloud
Shanghai Orchid
Huang Shan Mao Feng Reserve
Jinjaa Citrus Twist
Auspicious Ayame Wulong
Sweet Oolong Revolution
Yumberry Wulong
Temple Peaks
Himalayan Splendor
Lemon Youkou
Swiss Vervaine Mélange
Zocolatte Spice
Cocoa Praline Tart
Ginseng Vitality
Lemon Lime Kampai

Dustin said

But the list was for teas discontinued for 2012. Aren’t we due for a new list for 2013 or do they wait later in the year to release that info?

momo said

They discontinue once a year and list them in late summer, with the teas for the year coming into stores in early fall.

Yes and then they give away 2oz bags of what was opened in the big tins on the wall (to clear them out for the brw teas in the fall) when you spend x amount of money. Then the tea that was sealed in big bags in the back get packaged in tins and are sold starting the day after Christmas. Corporate will also send stores teas they have too much of. But yeah it’s just been once a year, Teavana isn’t very seasonal like other companies, though I think they are tip toeing toward it.

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Babble said

So even though I made an order online I still went in store to buy some tea. I was surprised they weren’t completely out of stock of some teas, yet. I even got my mom to cave and buy some tea with me, too.

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Dustin said

Anyone know if they will honor the sale price for tea bought within the 90 day return period? So would they give me the difference of what I paid a month ago and what they have it on sale for? I should probably just call them, huh? :)

Babble said

I would think so. As long as you did not originally purchase it on sale, can’t they just return it and rering it?

I’m pretty sure last year they told us within three months they would adjust the price.

Dustin said

I went in tonight and I’m sure glad that is over! The kid that was helping me said his manager told them to not reimburse the difference if a tea was bought before the sale, so I returned it instead along with two others and they had to trash it. The kid was not happy with me and stared me down while dumping the tea and then tried to sell me $20 gyokuro when I was asking to get some of the one on sale. Rang someone up in the middle of waiting on me, alternated being subtley snotty and civil and drug the whole process out to about a half hour. So all and all it was a usual visit to the store. :/

I hate having to be a bitch when sales people aren’t listening to what I’m saying I want and are trying to push crap on me.

Bubbles said

I’m not surprised that they didn’t adjust the price, since it had been a month since you bought it. They really didn’t need to act the way they did, though. What teas did you wind up getting?

Dustin said

It was within the 90 day return period, so I thought they might adjust things. Oh well, their loss. I got some Gyokuro Gemaicha and Amandine Rose since I heard it was similar to the discontinued Almond Biscotti. I ordered some other teas online the other night and I don’t remember what all they are. It will be a surprise when it arrives.

Boo.

Return period =/= price adjustment period, IME. The last place I worked had a 100% guarantee return policy, but the period for a price adjustment was a strict two weeks. When a store is already putting things on a large discount, they generally don’t want to take the added loss of adjusting stuff bought at full price.

Dustin said

I guess that makes sense. I’d just like them to cut me a break every so often after dealing with crappy customer service, pushy sales people, discontinued favorites and high prices. I have such a love/hate relationship with Teavana.

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