Chelsea Morning 8oz Tins - Coming Soon

15th December, 2009: Posted by glpease in Product News

But, not too soon.

Okay, I’d really expected to roll out the 8oz tins before Christmas, and it’s true that a couple of retailers have gotten a few of them, but they’re not really available yet. See, the problem is that Chelsea Morning has been a little hard to keep on the shelves. It seems to have gained quite a fan club, as the reviews would seem to indicate. Thanks to all of you for your wonderful support of this new blend. (And, Union Square, too. It’s still going strong, and more and more people continue to discover its pure Virginia virtues.)

Despite this evident popularity, however, some of the retailers are still ordering in too-small quantities, then selling out in two or three days, and placing another order - sometimes three times a week. This, of course, makes it difficult to accurately plan rollouts. (It also makes it almost impossible for the blend to reach the #1 position on a popular “top-10″ list, which I think it would if it stock levels were kept higher and they didn’t sell out of it every three days. Grumble.) So, the big tins won’t really be available until early in 2010, but they are coming. I promise. And, a big thanks to all of you who have enjoyed this one enough to write your wonderful reviews.

While I’m at it, deepest thanks to all who have purchased the In Celebration of Briar calendar, and the Chelsea Morning mugs. If you’ve been wanting one but putting it off, now is the time. It still might not be too late to pick one up for Christmas.