"drink what you like, like what you drink."
Thank you for the replies! I will consider them going forward.
I tried unsuccessfully to attach an organization chart that would illustrate my thoughts. Sooo ... bear with me and the crude facsimile.
Perhaps my OP and my thought process had not yet gone full circle, was incomplete. Thus there were holes that I would have filled as the new concept moved forward.
OTTI is the "one to rule them all"
Basically all tastings are under the OTTI program. Then under OTTI and on equal levels are all the more specific designations. I could have done the designations based upon general type, black, oolong, green, pu-erh, etc. but went with nation of origin.
Why? Well, why not?
Seriously, part of this is to keep things straight in my own head. And part is for members/readers who could see the designation first, and could choose to read or ignore ... though I hope they would read. -----------OTTICTTI-----TTTI-----ITTI-----JTTI
OTTI-Official Tea Tasting Initiative
CTTI-Chinese Tea Tasting Initiative
TTTI-Taiwanese Tea Tasting Initiative
ITTI-Indian Tea Tasting Initiative
JTTI-Japanese Tea Tasting Initiative
Regarding separatism comments, anyone who knows me knows this is far from my intent!!! However consider this, TeaChat is already organized by types of teas, blacks separated from oolongs, etc ... this is logical and convenient.
My intent here is structure, organization, convenience. There is no intent to set one type of tea over another, there is no intended implication of such ... after all, my mantra is as always, "drink what you like, like what you drink."