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MoniDew
01-29-2009, 04:10 PM
My Cup of Tea February Newsletter and Monthly Special (http://www.mycupoftea.net/monthlynewsletter.htm)
:woot: :grphug: :muah: :heart: :hug: :heart: :muah: :grphug: :woot:

Mulderknitter
01-30-2009, 09:00 PM
:heart: :inlove: OOOOOOh monidew you are after my heart! We just got a k-cup brewer (single cup teas, cocoa and coffee) that also has an insert for you to put in your own loose coffee or tea. I love herbal/fruit tea! I may have to sample some dear! :out:
ETA I sent you an email at your store site with some questions

MoniDew
02-02-2009, 01:04 AM
thank you so much for your purchase! I'm so happy that you decided to give it a try! (all I can ask, right?)

for one cup, use about 1 1/2 tsp to 1 Tbs (depending on how strong you like your tea) and make sure that it stays in contact with the water for around 5 minutes (steep time) The water should be at or nearly boiling. (These instructions apply to the fruit tea you purchased and to all black teas. Green teas should never come to a boil, only to steaming, and never remain in contact with water longer than 2 1/2 minutes.)

If you want your tea stronger - use more TEA, not more TIME. Time beyond the 5 minutes (or 2 1/2 minutes) makes the BITTER, not BETTER.

bambi
02-04-2009, 11:00 PM
Is it better for your business to buy things off Amazon or your site? I want to try a few but I want to make sure it benefit YOU the most! :muah:

Bambi

saracidaltendencies
02-05-2009, 12:36 AM
Ooh, good question...I plan on placing an order soon!

Marria
02-05-2009, 12:52 AM
Thanks for the tip on brewing tea! I didn't know that about green tea. I'm off to have a look-see at your site now.

Marria
02-05-2009, 12:54 AM
Is it better for your business to buy things off Amazon or your site? I want to try a few but I want to make sure it benefit YOU the most! :muah:

Bambi

I will wait to the answer to this question, but I think I'll definitely have to try the Earl Grey Cream. I love Earl Grey tea; I'd say it's probably my favorite non-herbal tea. The vanilla sounds delicious!

MoniDew
02-05-2009, 11:30 AM
It is better for my business if you buy them through my site. Amazon charges 20% (plus a monthly fee for the listing.) So I mark the products up 10% and split the difference with them. I still lose 10% when items are purchased through Amazon. But that's the price I pay to get my product "out there."

I was hoping that a lot of new people would find the product, try it, like it, write reviews, etc. On the back of the product is my website. Hopefully it would lead them back to my site. Then, they would buy it there because it costs 10% less. But that draw back to my site is invaluable! So, it's worth listing at Amazon for a few months to get it!

By far the best way, for me, is to buy it through my site. But please still leave your review at Amazon! Thank you so much for your interest in my little enterprise!

bambi
02-05-2009, 04:26 PM
Thanks for letting us know! I'm going to put in an order now.

Bambi

bambi
02-05-2009, 04:37 PM
Hey MoniDew!

My order just went through. I'm going to send you a PM.

Bambi

Marria
02-05-2009, 08:40 PM
I just ordered some of that Earl Grey through your site. Can't wait to try it out! I also used the eCheck on PayPal instead of credit card because I'm assuming that your fees are less that way.

losnana
02-06-2009, 08:36 AM
Ooh, good question...I plan on placing an order soon!

Me too. Definitely want you to get the greatest benefit.
ETA I just ordered the Cranberry Harvest, and can't wait to try it.

Abbily
02-06-2009, 02:52 PM
Monica, I love seeing you get all this business! :) I'm going to order the Valentine's special for my best friend as soon as I make sure I know her new address. I'll go to Amazon to leave you a review, too.

For anyone else thinking of ordering- Monica's teas are THE BEST! :) I gave her christmas blends out as christmas presents, and got rave reviews from my friends!

MoniDew
02-06-2009, 05:20 PM
KNITTERS ARE THE BEST!

I've gotten 7 orders in the past 24 hours!!!! WHOA!!!

Those who ordered: Your orders shipped out today. You'll receive a delivery confirmation number to the email address you ordered from.

THANK YOU ALL for your purchases! You have NO IDEA how much they help!

:grphug: to all!

Marria
02-06-2009, 06:23 PM
I'm happy to do it! I love having the opportunity to support small businesses. :)

Mulderknitter
02-09-2009, 10:03 AM
I got the Strawberry kiwi tea last week, and ooooooh it is heaven to smell and drink!:muah: I bookmarked the site to use for hostess/birthday gifts from now on!

MoniDew
02-09-2009, 12:21 PM
I got the Strawberry kiwi tea last week, and ooooooh it is heaven to smell and drink!:muah: I bookmarked the site to use for hostess/birthday gifts from now on!
THANK YOU SO MUCH! The highest compliment you can pay me is your referral! :muah:

Marria
02-09-2009, 05:11 PM
Wow! My tea arrived already. That was fast! :)

I will try it in the morning (I don't do caffeine after about 11 AM or I don't sleep.)

ETA: It smells wonderful though!

Mulderknitter
02-09-2009, 09:17 PM
I am so happy that so many knitters are trying your tea! I love supporting small businesses!
With the super fast shipping and prices, I will definately be buying again. I just have to think ahead of time what my tea whim will be...:yay:

saracidaltendencies
02-13-2009, 06:07 PM
Just a quick question as I'm going to be placing an order...Do the loose teas come with a tea ball/infuser? Just curious because I don't have one so I'll need one...lol...If they don't come with the loose tea, do you sell them separately?

Marria
02-13-2009, 07:06 PM
My tea didn't come with one, but you can buy them at most grocery stores that have any kind of a kitchenware section.

The Earl Grey Cream is DELICIOUS! :heart:

saracidaltendencies
02-13-2009, 11:50 PM
I'm really leaning towards the Chocolate Mint Rooibos...I just can't resist chocolate mint :teehee:

MoniDew
02-14-2009, 04:19 PM
Just a quick question as I'm going to be placing an order...Do the loose teas come with a tea ball/infuser? Just curious because I don't have one so I'll need one...lol...If they don't come with the loose tea, do you sell them separately?
They don't come with unless I'm doing some kind of special that includes them. When I do, I make it clear that it is included. They are not terribly expensive, and I always have them onhand. I'll edit my site today, to make sure that I get them listed at the site for you, so you can pick one up with your order if you like. * Editing to add: DONE!

Thank you so much for how supportive of me you (Demonica and everyone here) have been of my little enterprise.

By the way, I didn't see this until just now. If I am taking too long to respond, please pm me! That'll notify me by email, so I'll get it right away.

saracidaltendencies
02-14-2009, 11:04 PM
Ok, order placed! :) I can't wait to get it!

MoniDew
02-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Ok, order placed! :) I can't wait to get it!
I PM'd you that I'll get it sent out as soon as the post office re-opens after President's Day holiday. Thank you so much for your order!! :muah:

losnana
02-16-2009, 09:30 PM
I ordered the Cranberry Harvest. It is wonderful!! Thanks for such a wonderful product!

MoniDew
02-18-2009, 12:35 PM
thank you so much! you are so kind! That is so nice to hear! :muah:

Dangles
02-19-2009, 02:43 AM
For those who order Rooibos, make sure you have a very fine infuser. I find with the balls the leaves come out. Best thing I've found if your a to go, is "T-Bag". There is another type that is reusable that great for all types of loose teas. I forget name though ... sorry

Forum brand teapots have great infusers in them.

saracidaltendencies
02-19-2009, 02:52 PM
Just got my order for the Chocolate Mint Rooibos and made a cup of tea...it is DELICIOUS!! Thank you, Monica!

Dangles
02-19-2009, 06:58 PM
Ok this is the filter I was telling you all about. It is by Finnum and is made in Germany.

http://www.finum.com/images/brewingbasket.jpg

I just got one for myself as I drink enough Rooibos & Honeybush loose leaf.

MoniDew
02-19-2009, 08:16 PM
Even better with cream and sugar! :slurp: :teehee:
Thank you, Sara!! LOL!

Just got my order for the Chocolate Mint Rooibos and made a cup of tea...it is DELICIOUS!! Thank you, Monica!

MoniDew
02-19-2009, 08:18 PM
You are so right! Rooibos is so fine that it sifts right out of most stainless infusers. You need something more like a tea sieve. I sell a mug sieve that is similar to your pictured item - but prettier. LOL!

For those who order Rooibos, make sure you have a very fine infuser. I find with the balls the leaves come out.

Dangles
02-19-2009, 09:50 PM
@ Monidew: Are you talking about .. (For Life Curve Tea Mug)
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/317G1PvBRuL._SL500_AA280_.jpg

I thought about mug as well but with what I have I am able to use any mug I want :)

MoniDew
02-20-2009, 02:09 PM
Mine looks like this:
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w10/MoniDew/mugorcupteasieve.jpg

It does have a nice deep basket. I just loved the decorated rim. Fits just about any size mug or cup, unless it's really huge.

Dangles
02-23-2009, 01:36 AM
Gotta love a huge cup of tea :)

MoniDew
02-23-2009, 08:27 AM
oh yeah! Tea drinker that I am, I'll drop that puppy down in a huge mug anyway, and just fish it out with a couple of forks when I'm done! LOL!

Never underestimate the persistence of a tea lover!