Site-Wide Activity Forums Tea News and Information Too much information…

5 replies, 4 voices Last updated by bram 9 years, 2 months ago
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    • #9864

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      I was thinking about what I have read in the past months on Twitter and I wonder if all these information in the media about price and lack of rain and … is really true or is it just a way to manipulate the prices?

    • #9883

      Gingko
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      @gingkoseto

      Too some degree it can be very true. But everything is relative. A farmer’s tea in a bad year can be better than another farmer’s tea from a good year. A farmer’s lower grade tea can be better than another farmer’s higher grade tea. A farmer’s tea in a drought, high-price year can be less expensive than another farmer’s tea from a low-price year.

    • #9884

      Jackie
      Keymaster
      @jackie

      @xavier lack of rain has got to be true, because that sort of thing is easily confirmed on the web. I guess less tea drives up price.

    • #9885

      Xavier
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      @xavier

      @jackie I know rain can be checked on the Web but I was wondering if Internet and the social media were not acting like a big sound box for what happens.

    • #9890

      Jackie
      Keymaster
      @jackie

      @xavier, I don’t know but I think it’s true; it rained and that can drive market prices up. However, how much it drives prices up, that I don’t know. I also don’t know how much the re-seller then adds on as mark-up. The standard mark-up, or more because it is now a harder to get the commodity? Interesting thought.

    • #9911

      bram
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      @bram

      It is probably both. Prices going up because of rain and some extra because people expect the price to go up…

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