- The 2021 Holiday Box Survey
The 2021 Holiday Box Survey
Greetings, My Tea Friends!
Yep, it's that time of year already! If it seems as though the poll is going out earlier this year - well, it is. The reason I'm putting the poll up early this year is because last year - due to the pandemic - I was unable to get some of the ingredients necessary to create some of the teas that had actually won their place in the box last year - which meant I needed to replace those teas with other teas that still earned a considerable number of votes - but didn't actually win their spot in the box. It was very frustrating!
To avoid that kind of frustration this year, I want to get started early on polling as well as ordering those supplies so that they're here when it's time to start blending the teas.
Please take a moment to vote for your favorite teas on this poll:
This poll will close on Sunday, June 6, 2021.
I will be launching an addition to this page that will be including links to the various teas on the ballot in a matter of days - to help you with your decision, should you need it.
How long will the poll be open? I will close the poll on June 6 to tally the results so that I can start ordering the necessary ingredients & supplies.
When will the boxes go on pre-sale? I don't have a set date at this time, but I usually start pre-selling the boxes sometime in September, so you can look to the website in September for box pre-sales. There will be a set number of boxes that I will sell this year & I will be making only limited quantities of each blend (I will not be blending these in anticipation of having a large quantity of teas left over.)
When will the boxes be shipped? I generally shoot for an early November shipment. I hope to get them out no later than November 1, 2021. This should allow plenty of time for the boxes to arrive amid that busy time of year for the postal service.
Why isn't the tea I requested on this ballot? There are a number of different factors - any one of them (or perhaps more than one of them) could be the reason. Some teas require ingredients that are difficult to obtain. Even with my early posting of this poll - there are still some tea bases or other ingredients that will take too long to arrive in time for the holiday box. Some teas take up more space in the pouch - if 9g of the tea crowds the pouches too much, it will not only make it more difficult to process the tea but it will also overcrowd the box. This is the reason we do not include white teas on the poll. It's also why you won't find Houjicha teas, Dragonwell teas & Kukicha teas - just to name a few - on the list. Additionally, the omission could be a case of creator error (I made a mistake). This does happen occasionally. I apologize if I overlooked your favorite tea on this poll - please feel free to contact me if your tea is not listed - I will either add it to next year's poll OR I will consider it for a featured reblend next year.