- posted 12 years ago
It has come to my attention that there is a new website out there called "Best Tea" located at / however they are not to be confused with the "Best Tea House" in Hong Kong, no relation at all.
At first blush it looks like they have a decent selection at OK prices. However, upon closer inspection many of the pictures and descriptions will look *very* familiar. No, it is not your imagination.... It appears that they have stolen massive amounts of photos and descriptions verbatim from Jing Teashop. Upon careful inspection you will see that they have stolen just about the entire Jing teashop website and claimed it as their own.
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This is just one example, the entire site is packed full of similar plagiarizations.
I have spoken with Seb from Jing Teashop and Seb assures me that "Best Tea" is in now way related to them, "Best Tea" does not buy any of their teas from Jing Teashop, and "Best Tea" did not ask permission to use their website content.
Frankly, if their ethics about stealing website content are this low, I would hate to see what their tea business ethics were like. I bet much of their stuff is fake, or at least not what they advertise! Certainly much of what they advertise are teas that were privately sourced by Jing/Seb and are not available on the open market, so it is highly unlikely that these guys have the exact same stuff. You will also note they do not accept credit cards, only wire transfers and such, so you have no protection whatsoever when dealing with them.
I am in no way affiliated with either of these shops, I just can't stand blatant plagiarism. I strongly encourage anyone reading this to avoid these "Best Tea" people like the plague.......