Monday, December 8, 2008

Changes To Our Business Model

We are making some changes. We're going to eliminate many of the smaller size packaging and focus on the eight ounce size for herbals and one pound sizes for Rooibos and many teas. We hope this is not a big inconvenience, but we are trying to elimiate carrying the same item in multiple packages. These changes should help us to process and fill orders more quickly by reducing the number of SKUs we have to maintain.

Any open order that has the smaller packaging will be filled as placed. We will start tackling one section at a time though going forward on the web site. Those of you who have our print or PDF catalog will likely receive a new one in the mail (or email).

Thank you as always for your business. We love tea and we love selling tea.

Rick Tannenbaum
Pot Luck Tea Company

Friday, September 26, 2008

Problems Solved - Thank You

We've had some growing pains and logistical problems, but we've taken affirmative steps to solve them. We've updated our credit card processing system and expanded our use of PayPal. We've also changed our order fulfillment process, started using FEDEX more, and moved to some more reliable tea blenders.

We are coming in to the Christmas holiday season and have ordered adequate inventory to fill orders promptly. We will post stock-outs as they occur. We have been in business since 2002, and have thousands of loyal and happy customers. To those few who we have let down, we apologize.

Rick T.
Pot Luck Tea Company

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tea Tasters Wanted

We are looking for about eight new tea tasters.

Responsibilities include receiving and tasting about four teas/herbals a year, and then sending in written comments about each. The comments should be meaningful and we welcome
constructive suggestions about the tea and blended ingredients.

If you are interested, send us a note via email. If you are currently tasting for another company, please disclose the same. Tasters should be able to comment on both teas and herbal blends.

Rick T.
Pot Luck Tea Company

Monday, June 23, 2008

Best Sellers - May 2008

Oddly our best selling items are all non-tea items. This month's best sellers include Rooibos Chai, Spiced Cinnamon Zinger and Spicy Chocolate Zinger. Our best selling tea for May, 2008 was our EU Certified Organic Masala Chai. We have also seem an uptick in our sales of Immunity Booster tea and a slight increase in Memory Aid tea.

If you've purchase these items and have comments, please send them in.

Rick T.
Pot Luck Tea Company

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tea drinking lessens female artery plaque

From: Eurpoe

14-Mar-2008 - The antioxidant-driven functional properties of tea have been highlighted in a French study that has shown tea drinking can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
The study, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, found women who drank tea reduced levels of plaque build-up in their arteries thereby reducing risk for heart disease and stroke.

The study found carotid plaques were evident in 45 per cent of non-tea drinking women, in 42.5 per cent of women drinking 1-2 cups of tea daily and in only 33.7 per cent of those drinking three or more cups a day.

The study involved 2,613 men and 3,984 women, aged about 73-years-old whose carotid artery plaque was assessed in relation to tea drinking and other dietary habits and medical and personal history.

For the entire entry, see:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

All of our Rooibos is now USDA Certified Organic

It took a bit of sourcing, but we have found really good quality, excellent tasting USDA Certified Organic Red and Green Rooibos. Available now on the internet and in a few weeks at retailers carrying our teas and herbals.

Thank you to everyone who has helped this transition.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Our Organic Teas Available at Gardenia Organic

New York's first environmentally & socially conscious florist is now open and offering our Organic and Fair Trade teas, including our Earl Grey with Bergamot from France, our proprietary English Breakfast Blend, our Organic Fair Trade Darjeeling, our Organic Rooibos, our EU certified Masala and Green Chais, and many, many others. Before you decide it's just another scheme to jump on the green fashion wagon, educate yourself a bit. Read on...

Conventionally grown flowers are laden with chemicals - highly toxic & carcinogenic ones. They're bad for the health of you, the farmers that grow them and our water. 70% of all flowers sold in the US are imported, primarily from Columbia & Ecuador. Foreign flower workers are exposed to 25 different pesticides not used in the US because they are so dangerous - how ironic that they end up here anyway. And 20% of Ecuador's 60,000 flowers workers are children

Gardenia Organic only sells flowers that have been grown using environmentally and socially conscious practices. Beautiful flowers that fully reflect and encompass the heartfelt sentiment with which they are intended. And they won't cost you a penny more than those other yucky ones. So next time you're buying flowers, think of the difference you can make to someone's life by buying VeriFlora certified from Gardenia Organic. Find them at 526 Hudson Street (just north of Christopher), New York, NY 10014. (646) 688-5753

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Immnity Booster Tea Back In Stock

We were out of stock for a few days, but our Immunity Booster tea is back in stock and all backorders have been filled. New orders will ship from current stock.
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Over The Rainbow - Nyack Cafe - New Yixing Tea Sets

We are pleased. Our teas are going to be served and sold at Over The Rainbow - The Nyack cafe. The grand opening is set for early March and we are designing some special packaging to celebrate.

Stand by for more news and details on the opening. The pre-opening party was a big hit with a great crowd. We served our new Masala Chai and our Scented Chinese Green Jasmine.
We have also added several new Yixing tea sets to our web site and reduced the prices on some of our most popular items. Remember, tea infused chocolates are always nice for Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Memory Aid Tea

We've got a great new infusion available called, "Memory Aid Tea." It's an energizing infusion blended to boost your brain power. It's made with Gingko leaves, mate, peppermint, Siberian ginseng root, schizandra berries and ginseng root. It part of our new line of Phytotherapy - Functional Tea Remedies. We also offer: Flu Fighter; Hangover Helper and Immunity Booster Teas.

Check it out at:

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Drink Tea for Good Health

We've been saying it since we opened our doors, and yesterday, the Daily News in New York, said it too: Drink TEA for good health. According to the Daily News:

If "Eat healthier" tops 2008's New Year's resolutions, you might want to consider changing it to "Drink healthier" and then stock up on Pu-erh, White Peony, Dragon Well, and Jade Oolong.

Tea varieties like these not only taste good but are good for you, research shows. Hundreds of recent studies show that drinking tea may lower your cholesterol, protect your bones, bolster your immune defenses, and even increase your metabolism.

"The number of scientific studies showing tea's health properties has increased from three globally to more than 900 in the past 20 years," says Joseph Simrany, president of the Manhattan-based Tea Association of the U.S.A. "Consumers are taking more responsibility for their health and becoming more educated about what they eat. Tea is part of the trend toward a healthier lifestyle." Here's the link:

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Our Teas Are Now Available At Yoga Mountain

Our fine loose leaf teas are now available on the retail shelves at Yoga Mountain, 132 Park Avenue, New City, NY 10956, 845-639-0736. On Sunday, January 27, 2008, Certified Health Counselor Rodney Fisher will offer a free lecture titled, "Suffering From the Sugar Blues?" Come for the lecture and enjoy some tea.