OTTI Round Schedules


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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Geekgirl » Jun 24th, '10, 12:36

Chip wrote:Sleep is overrated, and it even doomed the Borg's initial attack on Earth. Better to look like this :shock: :!:


Yeah, I'm playing my own Doom here. I didn't sleep much anyways last night. Should have had the tea. :lol:
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Dresden » Jun 24th, '10, 12:50

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myemmie wrote:I'm glad I'm not the only one who cracked up when I opened the envelope to discover packages of little green leaves wrapped in foil...


Yeah it looked pretty suspect...

Wait wait wait..... THAT was the tea???

Then what the hell have I been drinking?!?!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Marco » Jun 24th, '10, 15:43

Oh gosh - who of you smoked the stuff? :mrgreen:
A hail to our dealer chip.
Hope the DEA will not visit you. ;)
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chesslover » Jul 5th, '10, 11:30

The tea has finally arrived :D
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Aug 19th, '10, 14:56

Hannibal wrote: ... pity we have not had an OTTI for some time, would go well with this liver and fava beans ... tick tock tick tock tick tock ...

Fear not, you will want that "raw" Hannibal. It is coming very soon! So go ahead and have your friend for dinner. :shock: :lol:

I expect to post the Official TeaTasting Initiative Round 5 on Monday evening!
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Aug 22nd, '10, 20:15

OTTI Round 5 is around 24 hours away from going live. Trust me, you will not want to miss this one!!!

I would have to say this round is a monumental OTTI. This will be the first of several Pu-erh OTTI, a more or less natural progression beginning with a tasting of five young Sheng/Raw Pu-erh. These are 2005-2010 harvest Sheng-s.

Future OTTI Pu-erh rounds will include 90's vintage, followed by an even more aged OTTI. I expect that we will also have a Shu/Cooked Pu-erh OTTI or two as well.

I truly believe this will be an incredible OTTI in that the two vendors involved are outstanding, both top notch, better than you could likely do from virtually any other vendors of pu-erh available to the West.

Also, these 2 vendors are members of the forum, though very discrete about their business activities while on the forum. Something the Moderator appreciates greatly! :wink:

So look for the official OTTI Round 5 topic Monday night!
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby woozl » Aug 22nd, '10, 20:20

Nice,
I am unfamiliar w/ pu-erh.
The only ones I've had were like cigar buts...
Open my eyes... bring it on
Tea me bro.
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Aug 22nd, '10, 20:24

I have sampled 3 of the 5, all from Vendor 1. This has already opened my eyes.

I have actually gotten the cravings that I normally only get for sencha, good stuff! :mrgreen: So yeah, I be psyched!!!
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby JRS22 » Aug 22nd, '10, 23:10

Count me among the psyched. Now that I've learned to love the finest silver needle tea I'm ready to attend pu-erh university!
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby TubbyCow » Aug 22nd, '10, 23:12

I'm pretty stoked for some newish sheng, but I'm really excited about the idea of aged :shock:
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Chip » Aug 22nd, '10, 23:19

TubbyCow wrote:I'm pretty stoked for some newish sheng, but I'm really excited about the idea of aged :shock:

JRS22 wrote:Count me among the psyched. Now that I've learned to love the finest silver needle tea I'm ready to attend pu-erh university!

Psyched, stoked, is this official tea lovin' language? :mrgreen:

I realized after only 3 prelim tastings from this OTTI, I am having sheng pu-erh cravings. I ask myself, what is happening to me?

You noticed I did not mention who the two members are ... I think I will spill!

The two member vendors are Nada of Essence of Tea and TIM from The Mandarins Tearoom!
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Geekgirl » Aug 22nd, '10, 23:25

Look forward to trying these! Most excellent vendors!
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby debunix » Aug 22nd, '10, 23:55

Today I've had white, green, oolong....what was missing? Oh yes, puerh!

I think I can handle a series of small infusions from just a wee bit of tea....
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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Marco » Aug 23rd, '10, 15:48

Count me in :)

I do my personal tastings the last weeks and weeks to come. Got two sample packages and a bunch of 30 samples from a different vendor.
Most Oolong and Whites too and some Chinese green. Oh and my first experiances with Pu Erh :)
So I am eager to have more Pu experiance and learn a lot.

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

Postby Proinsias » Aug 23rd, '10, 17:16

Chip wrote:I realized after only 3 prelim tastings from this OTTI, I am having sheng pu-erh cravings. I ask myself, what is happening to me?


Won't be long until I log in to find Chip "Back in the TeaCave atop Mt. Yiwu"
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