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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby the_skua » May 28th, '10, 08:43

What are the ship dates for these rounds?

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » May 28th, '10, 12:38

the_skua wrote:What are the ship dates for these rounds?

Everything is either in cold storage or sealed bags, Except one that is scheduled to arrive today and one more enroute.

Now comes the hard ... er I mean fun part. LOTS of samples to bag up. :shock: I am shooting for early to mid week. :mrgreen:

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Jun 16th, '10, 22:16

... :lol: still finishing up the packing on everything for Rounds 1,2,3 which will all go out this week!

... buttttt, everything already arrived for Round 4. I will say this much ... it will be a Shincha Encore. Look for details soooon! Everything is already in the TeaFridge.

Round 5 and beyond is completely up in the air, so please feel free to offer suggestions in the OTTI Begin Here topic ... http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12988

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Marco » Jun 17th, '10, 05:58

Chip wrote:... buttttt, everything already arrived for Round 4. I will say this much ... it will be a Shincha Encore. Look for details soooon! Everything is already in the TeaFridge.

Round 5 and beyond is completely up in the air, so please feel free to offer suggestions in the OTTI Begin Here topic ... http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12988



I thought gyokuro has been already set ;)
Hope you do not close the board before end of next week - will be abroad for some days :)

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Jun 17th, '10, 12:40

Marco wrote:
Chip wrote:... buttttt, everything already arrived for Round 4. I will say this much ... it will be a Shincha Encore. Look for details soooon! Everything is already in the TeaFridge.

Round 5 and beyond is completely up in the air, so please feel free to offer suggestions in the OTTI Begin Here topic ... http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=12988



I thought gyokuro has been already set ;)
Hope you do not close the board before end of next week - will be abroad for some days :)

The only thing set is that there will be a Gyokuro OTTI. This one will be a real challenge.

#4 will be officially posted in about a week. So check in as soon as possible.

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Dresden » Jun 17th, '10, 12:57

I just heard Chip updated his TeaFridge to handle the OTTIs... Pic to follow!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby JRS22 » Jun 17th, '10, 17:34

Marco wrote:
Chip wrote:I thought gyokuro has been already set ;)
Hope you do not close the board before end of next week - will be abroad for some days :)

The only thing set is that there will be a Gyokuro OTTI. This one will be a real challenge.


If the money outlay is the issue, then after you plan the Gyokuro OTTI you could ask people to prepay before you actually order the tea.

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Jun 17th, '10, 18:00

Dresden wrote:I just heard Chip updated his TeaFridge to handle the OTTIs... Pic to follow!

Yeah, and overhead just went way up as costs too. :twisted: :lol:

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Marco wrote:
Chip wrote:I thought gyokuro has been already set ;)
Hope you do not close the board before end of next week - will be abroad for some days :)

The only thing set is that there will be a Gyokuro OTTI. This one will be a real challenge.


If the money outlay is the issue, then after you plan the Gyokuro OTTI you could ask people to prepay before you actually order the tea.

Gyokuro is extremely variable in every facet, from taste to cost. It will be a helluvaOTTI.

Prepay is an option.

I created an OTTI suggestion topic ... so, moving the conversation over there. http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=13247

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Dresden » Jun 18th, '10, 13:10

Chip,

Mind if I ask what kind of turnout you had for these initial rounds? Just curious what kind of participation rate there is.

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Jun 19th, '10, 01:19

I think averaging around 25 per OTTI. Round 4 will be more limited due to limited leaf ... I will have to limit it to 15-20 ...

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby puerhking » Jun 19th, '10, 12:37

Chip wrote:I think averaging around 25 per OTTI. Round 4 will be more limited due to limited leaf ... I will have to limit it to 15-20 ...


Wow....thats a lot of work...about 75 sample sets to send out. Yeah three OTTI's at once is a bit much!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Mrs. Chip » Jun 19th, '10, 12:42

puerhking wrote:
Chip wrote:I think averaging around 25 per OTTI. Round 4 will be more limited due to limited leaf ... I will have to limit it to 15-20 ...


Wow....thats a lot of work...about 75 sample sets to send out. Yeah three OTTI's at once is a bit much!

Tell me about it, instead of sheep, I am still counting and recounting tea samples in my sleep! :)

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby rabbit » Jun 20th, '10, 10:07

w00t w00t! I'm a happy bunny!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby kymidwife » Jun 20th, '10, 17:02

Sitting here, looking at my OTTI shincha and silver needles, trying to decide where to begin!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Jun 23rd, '10, 13:37

Well, the first 3 rounds have for the most part made their way to participants.

I am actually sitting on Round 4 (safely sealed up and in the TeaFridge ... but calling my name!), Shincha Encore which consists of 5 new shincha. I have decided to go ahead and officially post it in 3-4 days versus holding onto them simply because we are on the heels of Rounds 1,2,3.

So, keep your eyes on OTTI for the new official topic. This will be rather limited. Everyone will get the same 5 new Shincha, and there will be an early bird bonus. (Masters of Oolong and the last Shincha OTTI-s, everyone got a bonus, probably not happening this time).

I will post the release info today or tonight.

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