Just a short note in advance with some updates. If you aren’t aware then we have a Facebook page dedicated to Darjeeling Tea and of course talks about our company Thunderbolt Tea. People who are tea lovers can become a fan of this page where we give out USD 40 worth Darjeeling Tea every month to the winner for free. We choose it through a lucky draw from amongst the fans.
Once the draw is done, a lucky winner emerges and we make it point to contact them as soon as possible, so that we can announce it and send the gift. As far as I have experienced, it is hard to get in contact with the winners, we write to them and they don’t respond at all and we can’t wait for ever. This is exactly what has happened this recent draw. Anyways, to cut out the long wait and give others a equal chance to be the winner, once a draw is done, we will just wait for 48 hours for the response and if it crosses it, we do a re-do of the draw. If it proves to be the same ‘no-response’ issue, we will throw it out to all the fans.
This is how we will do it – if none of the winners respond, we will throw it open on our facebook page. We will do a status update on Facebook to which you just have to respond with a comment, maybe like this “I want to be the winner”. Kindly do one comment only. This way we will get comments from people who really want to taste our Darjeeling Teas and are serious tea lovers. We will give a time frame of about 48 hours. All comments done within 48 hours from the time of status update will be eligible – we will do a lucky draw amongst these comment makers. Hope this justifies all!!
Watch out for the status update soon!!
A NOTE ABOUT OUR DARJEELING TEA SHIPPING MODES
There were initially three methods of shipping we followed namely, the Airmail which my friend @TeaBoat calls it the ‘slow boat’, India Speed Post and Expedited Service, but the slow boat seems to be rowing real slow. India Speed Post and Expedited Service are no headaches, but the Airmail seems to take a lot of time getting delivered. Though none have been reported lost, we received some complaints about its late delivery – some are even taking 45 days.
We are getting rid of this mode of shipping ie. Airmail. We will only be using two modes of shipment from now on – 1) India Speed Post and 2) Expedited Service. India Speed Post hasn’t disappointed us and is reaching maximum within 20 days. Expedited Services such as Fedex, UPS etc. are great.
However for this to take affect, we have to do something about the minimum total order you can do to get eligible for free shipping. Initially, the minimum order value for free shipping was USD 49, now its USD 59. Hope you can understand. Both the shipping modes are expensive and we are trying our best to deliver it to you free of cost!
DARJEELING AUTUMN FLUSH 2009:
Yes, the new and the last season, the Autumn Flush is here. Will start buying after September end. I have never bought a lot of autumn Darjeeling Teas, but this year, I am planning to hunt it like I did it during the Second Flush. Lets see how it turns up and what teas I stumble upon.
Until then, keep sipping tea, its good for you!! I do it all the time!
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