DavidsTea Last Chance/Discontinued Blends

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well this just made my shitty day even worse…I’m too broke (and don’t have a credit card) to order online, and I need more Creme de Menthe, jade oolong chai, northern lights, and Yellow Dragon before they’re gone forever :(

and here I was thinking I couldn’t feel any more horrible today. Ugh.

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Tealizzy said

Wow. I kinda liked toasted marshmallow. Oh well. Hopefully this will make room for new ones!

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Thank you for posting the list! I am surprised to see so many teas discontinued. I hope they are making room for other ones.. but it’s still sad that many favorites aren’t going to be around anymore.

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MissLena said

So sad about this :( I wanted to grab some Dulce & Banana before it was gone, but it’s too late..and it looks like Strawberry White is gone as well, and it was never even on the list on there site! It was one I really wanted to try..

Kittenna said

You can get a tea equivalent to Dulce & Banana from the Persimmon Tree. More expensive to get it here, but at least it’s kind of the same thing?

MissLena said

I’ll have to look into it, thanks for letting me know! Ugh shipping rates are so much higher from the US now though :(

Kittenna said

Yeah. That is the downside. BUT if you happen to swap with someone in the States, they might be able to wrangle some for you or something!

MissLena said

That’d be nice :) I have yet to try some swaps, maybe once I’m finished school and life isn’t so busy I will try some out :D

Kittenna said

Oh, do I ever hear you there…. O.o Cannot wait to be done grad studies.

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Yeah a bunch of them were gone before anyone was told anything was being discontinued…pom power, perfect pear, strawberry white, rootbeer float, the cake teas… I’m really not happy with how this was carried out. I had to email them to get this list, and considering how many people have been complaining on facebook you would think they would have just posted the whole thing.

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Kittenna said

BANANA OOLONG!? YOU ARE KIDDING ME!!!!! Ahhhhh I hate them!

Lynne-tea said

Agreed!… except I may have fallen for Pineapple oolong too so I’m not so completely sad about it.

nooo banana oolong! whyyyyy? no love for the bananas DT!

Kittenna said

I know, hey? :’(

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Cavocorax said

Sneaky! I didn’t even realise Pom Power was gone. I just got a little sampler of it in the tiny tin set for Christmas, but if you look on the website they’ve already updated it and replaced PP with Checkmate. http://www.davidstea.com/tiny-tins?&TF=9E827C897035&DEID=

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Hey guys, I’ve been wondering about this myself, so I did some snooping on the Davids facebook page. I found this, it was posted 2 hours ago.

I am not a DT representative, I just thought you guys might find their comments interesting!

DAVIDsTEA Hi Alexandra, thanks for the question!

We piloted our “Online Exclusives” program last year to see how customers reacted to having seasonal favourites available year-round. Unfortunately, the response wasn’t great and we found many people found the expanded collection confusing, overwhelming and difficult to navigate. We also received significant feedback from in-store customers who were disappointed not to be able to buy teas they had seen online.

While we’re really sad to say goodbye to so many amazing blends, we’re excited about better consistency across the chain. And don’t worry – there’s a ton of exciting new stuff to look forward to for 2013.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out – we’re always here to help.

I got a similar response with this list:

Pleasing our customers is still at the heart of everything we do and I’m very sorry to hear of these disappointing experiences with us as of late. With so many teas that were added to our collection earlier this year, we realised that our collection was much too large. So we decided to take some of our lower performers and harder to source teas and make them web exclusive for as long as we have stock of them.

In addition to these blends, we also come out with 5 different teas every season, Perfect Pear being one of them from last summer. This tea, along with all seasonal teas are always meant to be available for a limited time. As it was not replenished for awhile online, it was removed from our website and not added to the list on facebook.

We want to give our customers a chance to get these teas while they can and we’re working on labelling our limited teas more clearly online as well as in store. I understand that this last chance icon on our site was very sudden, and we are hoping to send a notification to our customers with more details about our online exclusive teas. You can be sure that there will be more advance warnings going forward. In the meantime, I have copied below a complete list (including teas that we no longer had stock of) that will be in the “last chance” section.

DaisyChubb said

I can’t go on their Facebook page anymore, I rage at every second post or comment haha!

Seems like some fair responses :)

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OMGsrsly said

I just ordered 100g of Persian Apple (because it’s not available locally anymore either) and Chicory Dickory Doc. I’ve been looking for a gluten free, caffeine free coffee substitute for AGES, and only found about about Chicory Dickory Doc a couple weeks ago. I hope it’s good. If it is, I hope it’s still on their website so I can order more.

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BoxerMama said

D: I love Caramel Spice!

Kittenna said

I made the mistake of letting my order sit too long, and then Caramel Spice was out of stock :( :( :(

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