The Cupboard: How are you using it?
Well I am using it like a cupboard, if I own it and I drink it, in it goes. That way if you want to come and visit me and you don’t like what I have, you can bring your own. (LOL)
Ha! I like that:)
I’m putting in the teas that I liked enough to want to remember so I can buy them when I run out. I sometimes forget what the exact name of a tea I liked is. I thought using the tea cupboard would be a good way to keep a list of my absolute favorites.
I am a lover of black tea. Earl Grey is my favorite scented tea, but for pure tea flavor, I love Ceylon tea. There are so very many Ceylon teas that I want to use the tea cupboard to help me keep track of what I liked best.
“I’m putting in the teas that I liked enough to want to remember so I can buy them when I run out. I sometimes forget what the exact name of a tea I liked is. I thought using the tea cupboard would be a good way to keep a list of my absolute favorites.”… That’s what the shopping list is for.
I’m putting anything I have more than 1oz of and leaving it in the cupboard until I log it that way I can remember what I purchased / what I liked / didn’t like. Unfortunately, I finished some of my samplers before I found this site =(
I would love an archive feature, that way I can keep track of the tea I purchased in the past.
i use it as a log of what i actually have in my tea cabinet :) it helps me decide what id like to drink (me being lazy and not wanting to look through my mass of teas) but on occasion ill peek through my stash and find i havent logged it :)
I did just join the site, but I’m using it for anything I have more than a sample of or anything I need to get because I always have it on hand (like Kiwi Pear Green tea — I’m down to only one bag, but I put it in because it is one of my staples). I had to think on it, but I did go ahead and put in teas I don’t really care for that I just happen to have.
Carolyn wrote, " I am kind of hung up on the logistics of this feature, which is preventing me from putting anything in my cupboard. So I’m wondering how you are using it."
Carolyn – I too feel the same way as you…I am now questioning my computer skills…I would love to put anything as well but I am at a loss as to how to proceed.
HI Pete, To put a tea in the cupboard, go to the tea. There is a Add to Cupboard button on the right.
@Carolyn, what do you mean by “I’m kind of hung up on the logistics of this feature, which is preventing me from putting anything in my cupboard.”?
Primarily hung up on what would go in and when would I pull them out. I’ve resolved that by refusing to put samples in the cupboard or teas I strongly dislike and intend to get rid of post-haste. I am time-constrained so I need to look for efficiencies. The Cupboard looked like a massive time-suck when I first contemplated it.
Gotcha, I put everything since most of what I have IS samples… I can’t imagine if everything I have was in a larger size lol.
I am new to this, but I am slowly adding all the teas I own in the Cupboard here. Right now, I added pretty much my loose tea collection, but am not sure about adding bagged tea — my collection is very eclectic — many companies, many different types — but some I have 50 bags but others only a few …. I am going to continue reading this post subject and see if I can make up my mind whether to add the tea bags or not!
Why wouldn’t you add tea bags?
I had a lot of single teabags in mine too, but then I decided to take most of them out because they were cluttering up my online cupboard with a bunch of teas I only have 1 bag of. I really wish there were a way in the cupboard to indicate the form of tea (bagged or loose) as well as the quantity, date acquired, etc. Even just a freeform area for personal notes would be great!
loose leaf or bagged if it isn’t enough for at least 10 cups i tend not to add it, meaning my cupboard is pretty bare (online!) – i just feel i’d forget to take it out when it was gone – wow 50 bags of one type of tea – was it a wholesale / bulk kind of order?
I just finished adding most of my loose teas to the Cupboard and the sheer volume (variety) of bagged teas is a bit daunting right now … and like I said, some I have a lot of, some only one or two …. I just have to decide on a policy (i.e., at what volume/# of packs do I add, etc.), stick with it, and then find time to add it to the cupboard. Bear with me, please! But, yes, we do belong to two warehouse clubs and also, when visiting ethnic food stores, I tend to buy teas that I really like in bulk (bad habit, I know). New year’s resolution: not to buy in bulk!
or just start swapping like crazy?
I am adding loose teas of which I’ve purchased 100 grams or more. I’m not listing samples; I’d rather ascertain whether I like them enough to buy a bag, and list them if I do.
I’m not sure how I’m ultimately going to use it, but right now I’m putting things in there that are loose leaf from specialty shops. Since I just started buying those, it’s a convenient record of everything I have. For that reason, I am considering leaving them there as a record of what I’ve had over time, but I haven’t decided yet whether that’s what I’ll ultimately do.