Bug Fix For Adding Teas, And New Brand and Style Pages

Friday, March 16th, 2012
Bug with red X over it
We have fixed a critical bug, one unlike this true bug of the Hemiptera order.
We just detected and fixed a critical bug that was keeping users from adding teas, and not giving any sort of meaningful error message. Our logs showed that at least 50 users probably encountered this bug. We want to apologize to any users who had encountered the bug!

Hopefully, all users will now find that they can now add new teas to our database and immediately rate and review them, when they want to review a tea that is not already listed, as described in our January newsletter Users Can Now Directly Add New Teas.

New region and style pages:

Screenshot of new region pageA screenshot of the new region page for China.
On a positive note, we also redesigned the pages for each style of tea and each tea-producing region, in the format and spirit of our recent redesigns for the page for each brand of tea. If you have not yet explored the region section of our site, which highlights the different tea producing regions, and the relationship between climate, geography, and the flavor and qualities of the tea in each region, now would be a great time to do so.

We list many teas down to the level of Chinese provinces and even individual counties, Japanese prefectures, and states and districts in India, Sri Lanka, and other countries, and our level of detail has been growing a lot recently.

More links with Wikipedia, Wikicha, Teaviews, and official websites:

In our ongoing quest to create as useful a tea resource as possible, we have also linked the region pages to Wikipedia as well as to official government websites and/or travel portals, and the pages on each style of tea, we have also linked to Wikipedia, Wikicha, and, when possible, categories of related reviews on TeaViews, a tea reviewing site that is older than RateTea, and that has a team of reviewers, rather than being open to the general public.

So go and explore our site, and, if you were one of the users who encountered a bug before, please try adding teas again! And let us know what you think of the redesigns, and, of course, feel free to bug us if you encounter further bugs!