What’s Up With Tea Geek?

Tea Library ServiceHey, everyone…I’ve been a little uncommunicative recently and wanted to let folks know what’s up:

First, I’ve upped the security in the Tea Geek Store and installed regular credit card processing, so now you can sign up for classes and buy the tea for your daily cup (or special-occasion cup) quickly and with more confidence.

Perhaps more importantly, I’ve added another membership level that you can join:  Business Members.  Designed with the training and reference needs of people in the tea industry in mind, it ties my original purpose in founding Tea Geek to the results of all my study over 15 years learning about tea and launches the Tea Library Service.

After studying tea for many years and working in several tea businesses, I realized that there was just too much misinformation circulating about tea. And the tea industry in the US (a) didn’t care, (b) didn’t know what they didn’t know, and/or (c) were being somewhat careless with “facts” in order to move more product. So I founded Tea Geek with the intention of providing accurate, well-cited information about tea, primarily through tea education classes.

As of this posting, Individual Members get:

  • A membership card
  • Your own discount code for 15% off everything offered by Tea Geek–classes, tea, teaware…everything!
  • Exclusive, unique, MEMBERS ONLY tea selections
  • Quarterly tea samples
  • Access to the ever-expanding Tea Geek Wiki for your tea reference needs
  • And a FREE online class! Tea 101: Everything You Need to Know

More information on the Individual Membership

Now, Business Members get:

  • A membership card
  • Your own unique discount code for 20% off everything offered by Tea Geek–classes, tea, teaware, research…everything!
  • Your employees can become Individual Members for only $25 each (a $35 value per person). Great for an inexpensive employee benefit or training program.
  • Exclusive, unique, MEMBERS ONLY tea selections
  • Quarterly tea samples; try something new!
  • Quarterly tea report on various aspects of tea. Topics may include trends in the tea industry, tea history, processing, geography, chemistry, health studies, and more!
  • Access to the ever-expanding Tea Geek Wiki for your tea reference needs
  • Access to Tea Geek’s Tea Library. Select tea-related resources and have them shipped to you to review or use as reference!
  • And a FREE online class! Tea 101: Everything You Need to Know will get your new hires up to speed quickly on the absolute essentials to get started in the tea industry.

More information on the Business Membership

In addition, we’re scheming up new benefits for our members and have several knowledgeable tea people designing new online courses (some will be free to members, and the rest will be 15% or 20% off the non-member price).

With the creation of classes, research for the Tea Geek Wiki, putting together the Tea Library Service, updating the website security, and adding credit card processing, it’s been a busy couple of weeks.  Remember that the money from your memberships will be used primarily for expanding the Tea Library and, soon, original scientific research into tea.

Hope you enjoy it all!

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One thought on “What’s Up With Tea Geek?”

  1. This is all really necessary, I can tell you from experience. There’s even misinformation with the experts. I sent out a newsletter talking about how Puerh is processed and one of my subscribers was sure I had it all wrong. But I got the info from a well-known specialty tea magazine. Shouldn’t that be considered an authority? With Puerh I know there’s real mystery since no one in the West knows all the details about how they make it. But true expertise is a valuable possession when it comes to tea today. –Teaternity

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