While trying to go online and pay for my Tea Time magazine subscription last week, I came across an online ad for Capital Teas. They were offering free shipping for any size of order.
Now I'm all into the summer flavors of tea right now, so I was happy to see a blend called Watermelon Burst and decided to order. I immediately got a confirmation e-mail. Just two hours later, I got a notification my order had been shipped and was on its way to me!
Two days later, the priority mailed package landed on my doorstep. Inside was the Watermelon Burst and the other blend I'd ordered, Caramel Toffee Puerh, and a surprise third packet, a sample of their Harbor Breeze tea. But what floored me was seeing my name, all nicely calligraphied, on an envelope. Seriously? Someone actually took the time to read my name and, wait, what is this? A thank-you note! W-O-W. Please keep in mind I spent the extraordinary sum of $12.50 with these folks, and I can see they probably lost money on the deal. By the time they paid someone to roller skate through the plant, package the order, write the thank-you note, send me a free sample, get in the company courier van, speed this package to the post office and expedite it to me, well, you see what I'm getting at.
And the tea? I've tried only the Watermelon Burst so far, wanting to save the others and treat myself in the days ahead. Now I was skeptical that a tea could actually capture the taste of watermelon, but by golly this one did! The tisane contains bits of apple, melon pieces and almonds, and I got the lovely fruity taste I had hoped for.
It's even melon colored tea, for heaven's sake! I'll definitely be returning to Capital Teas after such a capital experience. If you want to check them out for yourself, visit CapitalTeas.com. (When I went to teatimemagazine.com yesterday, the free shipping coupon code was still on the Capital Teas ad, in case you decide to order!)