TeaLife.HK -- Classic HK-style Teas!

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tealifehk
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Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:22 pm

Thank you for the purchase!
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tealifehk
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Mon May 14, 2018 9:12 pm

June 1st is the Second Anniversary for TeaLife Hong Kong. Thank you all for your continued support and appreciation over the last two years! It's been a heck of a ride and I've learnt a lot more about tea than I thought I would!

To celebrate this milestone, I'm offering 18% off sitewide through June 1st! No code is needed and there is no order minimum. I've added a lot more tea and teaware over the last month, and I have a lot more coming in the weeks to come!

Please note packaging and shipping may take one to two weeks! TeaLife Hong Kong is a one-man show and I only have a few hours of part-time help a week from my lovely assistant (and best friend) Ophelia. I don't yet make enough to take on more people to help with packaging, but I hope to in the year to come (if all goes well)!

Thank you again for your support and I hope you enjoy my teas as much as I do!

Also please check out the June edition of Airbnb Magazine if you get a chance! I joined Max Falkowitz for dim sum during his visit to Hong Kong and there are photographs of the dim sum, tea (and me) in the article! :)
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Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 am

This may be the last sale I do: TeaLife HK isn’t generating enough revenue for me to cover my expenses, so I will be looking for a full-time job next month. Thanks to everyone who purchased over the last two years! The site will stay up, but it’s probable that it will be strictly a part-time thing after this sale is over.
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Sat May 19, 2018 4:17 pm

tealifehk wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 am
This may be the last sale I do: TeaLife HK isn’t generating enough revenue for me to cover my expenses, so I will be looking for a full-time job next month. Thanks to everyone who purchased over the last two years! The site will stay up, but it’s probable that it will be strictly a part-time thing after this sale is over.
I think the number of online tea vendors closing shop is equal to the number who open shops; &, it is especially difficult for people interested in finding & selling high quality & rare teas. Not only do few people want these teas; those of us who do like them, may not need many grams of them each year. Being a vendor as a sideline or hobby has value fortunately, even if one is doing well to break even on the $.

All the best.
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Sat May 19, 2018 7:33 pm

tealifehk wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 am
This may be the last sale I do: TeaLife HK isn’t generating enough revenue for me to cover my expenses, so I will be looking for a full-time job next month. Thanks to everyone who purchased over the last two years! The site will stay up, but it’s probable that it will be strictly a part-time thing after this sale is over.
Sad to here Jay. Tasting teas popular in and with history in hong kong has been a special experience for me as my family is from there. I will continue to make purchases from you as long as your sites still runs, and I wish you the best in the future, whatever you end up doing.
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Sat May 19, 2018 10:39 pm

Thanks ethan and teachronicles! Will be putting up some Yixing F1s over the next week that I've been holding onto for resale. I do have a warehouse to pay rent on so it looks like I'll be working weekends for a while to come!
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Mon May 21, 2018 9:18 am

Shame it does not bring enough in for you!
But as others have said, real quality tea is still very much a niche product in the west! You picked an even more niche offering among it, which probably did not make your life easier. I for one still find it a fantastic idea to specialise in the HK style of good teas and hope it continues to at least give you a little extra income and if it only is to find better teas for yourself!

Which is what I was told once by the owner of a big french tea brand, that it allows himself to get access to better teas he would not being offered if not in the business :D
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Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am

tealifehk wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 am
This may be the last sale I do: TeaLife HK isn’t generating enough revenue for me to cover my expenses, so I will be looking for a full-time job next month. Thanks to everyone who purchased over the last two years! The site will stay up, but it’s probable that it will be strictly a part-time thing after this sale is over.
Very sad to hear that. I have enjoyed everything I have ordered from you and will continue to order.
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Tue May 22, 2018 4:59 am

ShuShu wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:21 am
tealifehk wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 6:14 am
This may be the last sale I do: TeaLife HK isn’t generating enough revenue for me to cover my expenses, so I will be looking for a full-time job next month. Thanks to everyone who purchased over the last two years! The site will stay up, but it’s probable that it will be strictly a part-time thing after this sale is over.
Very sad to hear that. I have enjoyed everything I have ordered from you and will continue to order.
Thank you! I really appreciate your business and I'm glad you enjoyed the teas!
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Tue May 22, 2018 8:44 am

Sad to learn that there aren’t enough people who are hooked on TeaLifeHK Yancha to make it a full time job. I’ll be ordering your teas as long as you’re in business. Good luck with the job hunt.
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Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 pm

:(

I was just starting to explore.
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Wed May 23, 2018 9:38 pm

Thank you, I appreciate the business and I'm not going anywhere yet! I still drink tea and will continue to offer the same products I do now, and add new ones over time.

Sales volume has been much better: this is just a very expensive city and I my mom is on very expensive renal dialysis (her insurance has a cap and the excess comes out of pocket). Looks like I need a full-time job and full-time TeaLife to make ends meet. :shock:
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