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Tea Infusiast Review Policy

I have a Tea Infusiast Review Policy because integrity, honesty, and transparency are important to me. I enjoy reviewing teas that I buy, that friends send me, or that are gifted to me by sellers. When sellers are kind enough to offer me free tea to review, I only accept if I think there is a strong chance that I will enjoy the tea,* and they agree to my review policy.

My review terms are:

  • I will not post about or review a tea or tea product unless I sincerely enjoyed it.
  • If I do enjoy a tea or the product, I will happily post or review.
  • I will always disclose if I received a tea from a seller for free or with any special discount.

I hope this transparency gives everyone confidence in the sincerity of my reviews and makes them more useful. (I’ve written about “Lessons about Authenticity from the Online Tea Community.”)

If you have any questions, please drop them in the comments. I am more than happy to answer them. If you are a seller interested in discussing the possibility of a tea or related review, you can message me on Instagram @teainfusiast or send me a comment here. [Note: at present, I am not taking on new tea reviews.]

*Note about teas I am likely to enjoy:

I enjoy unflavored teas–straight Camellia sinensis–the most. I don’t disdain flavored teas, but I do not usually enjoy them as much. The big exception is masala chai–a perennial favorite. Still, I prefer my chai made with real spices rather than natural or artificial “flavoring.”

2 replies on “Tea Infusiast Review Policy”

I really like this, Traci. This is how I approach my tea reviews too but I hadn’t thought to put it out there in writing. I think I will now – thanks to you! πŸ™‚

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