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The Tea House Times Seal of Approval

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ABOUT THE SEAL

HOW TO APPLY

COMPLAINTS

 BUSINESSES AWARDED THE SEAL

 

The Tea House Times Seal of Approval was developed in 2008 with business owners and consumers in mind.  In today’s fast paced society, people want to be sure they are spending their money in the best possible way with vendors they know or have come to trust. 

The Tea House Times has been publishing product reviews and book reviews Since 2003.  Consumers and business owners have come to trust The Tea House Times as a reliable resource for guidance in purchasing tea related merchandise through retailers and for finding wholesalers - which extends into the Tea Bureau service as well ( www.teabureau.com ).

The Seal of Approval is not a warranty - it is a Seal of Approval that The Tea House Times staff has personally tested, reviewed, and approves of the products available by certain qualified businesses.

A List of businesses already awarded The Tea House Times Seal of Approval is below. 

Not all businesses whose products are reviewed will receive a Seal of Approval.  If a product is found to be at fault in some way, a printed review and Seal of Approval will not be offered.  Rather, those businesses are contacted and offered an opportunity to improve their products and resubmit for review at a future time. 

Some product reviews will be printed, highlighting the positive aspects of a product line.  If that product line and company policies, customer service, and responsiveness are exemplary, they will also be rewarded with use of The Tea House Times Seal of Approval.

(Note - The Tea House Times Seal of Approval is given upon approval of testing and reviewing products on behalf of other businesses.  The Tea House Times awards the Seal upon approval but does not and cannot warrant nor guarantee the future products or services of said businesses.)

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SEAL and FAQ:

To apply to receive The Tea House Times Seal of Approval - simply:

1.  Contact The Tea House Times via email.  Then mail a product or products for review to The Tea House Times (see contact info.) -- Your product MUST somehow relate to the tea industry, for those who enjoy afternoon tea, tea ceremonies, tea rooms, teas, and applicable types of gifts, jewelry, books etc.  Please do not send products for review that do not fit into these categories.  If you have questions, please ask.

2.  If your product is found to have positive attributes of interest to our readers and website visitors, and the tea industry as a whole, a review will be published in The Tea House Times publication as soon as space allows.

3.  If your products are found to have positive attributes and your business practices are found to be exemplary, you will also be rewarded use of The Tea House Times Seal of Approval for posting at your website, in printed materials, etc.  Various forms of the Seal will be forwarded to you along with a formal testimonial about your products and/or business to use along with the Seal at your website and/or in printed materials, press kits at trade shows, etc.

4.  If your product is found to be unsatisfactory for our audience, your review will not be printed and we may contact you to notify you of the reasons and give you a chance to improve the product and resubmit for review.

5.  Can your business send more than one product for review?  Yes - BUT  If you send several teas for review, and you have a very extensive line of teas, we will print about our favorites and simply mention your full line.  We cannot possibly review each and every tea since some businesses offer hundreds.   -  If you offer teas, accessories, etc. You may submit products for review from those varying categories over the course of several months (or ship one time).  If several different items are sent for review, we cannot promise they will all be reviewed at one time.  Products found to be satisfactory may be spaced out for review in a future line up of publication, rather than all at once.  All at the discretion of the publisher.

6.  Is there a cost involved to apply for the Seal of Approval? No - BUT   If awarded the Seal of Approval you should post it at your website with a link back to The Tea House Times website.  You may also want to post the text of your product review as printed in The Tea House Times publication.  Use it to your advantage and Display the Seal and your Certificate Proudly! (After you post the Seal and link to us, notify us by email and we will create a live link from your Seal of Approval listing to your business website as well.)

7.  Can the Seal be rescinded?  Yes.  If your business is awarded the Seal but at some point in the future we find your product quality or customer service has become unsatisfactory, your use of The Seal will be rescinded, you will discontinue use of the seal, and your business listing here will be removed.

8.  My company/product was reviewed, why didn't we receive a Seal of Approval?  While we may find a product of review quality, we may need more time to learn about your business, it's dedication to growth, and consumer relations.  A decision for awarding a Seal of Approval may not happen at the same time nor the same year as a printed product review.

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COMPLAINTS:

If you are doing business with a company that has at some point in time been awarded The Tea House Times Seal of Approval, but you are finding their products have decreased in quality, or if you have some very unsatisfactory complaints, please contact us so we may investigate further and possibly request the Seal be pulled from their business.  Contact us.

 

BUSINESSES AWARDED

THE TEA HOUSE TIMES SEAL OF APPROVAL

 

SEAL OF APPROVAL AWARD CATEGORIES BELOW

Click a category below to see Businesses already awarded The Tea House Times Seal of Approval:

Book Authors and Publishers

Business Opportunity/Tea Products

Chocolate

Cookies, Tea Cookies, Tea Biscuits

Gifts

Infusers

Kettles

Tea - loose or teabags

Tea - ready to drink (bottled/iced teas)

Teacups

Teapots

Scones

Sugars

 

 

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(Note - The Tea House Times Seal of Approval is given upon approval of testing and reviewing products on behalf of other businesses.  The Tea House Times awards the Seal upon approval but does not and cannot warrant nor guarantee the future products or services of said businesses.)

IF YOUR BUSINESS WAS AWARDED THE SEAL OF APPROVAL AND YOU NEED ANOTHER COPY OF YOUR CERTIFICATE, PLEASE CONTACT US.


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