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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Chip » May 19th, '10, 11:58

Ebtoulson wrote:Great idea. I'm definitely going to have to join in on this later this year... when I have time and a new paypal account.

Hopefully there will be some nice pics or even videos of tea tastings :D.

I hope you can join in sooner than later ... lots of great teas to share! :mrgreen:

rabbit wrote:lol! People hear about new tea and they get all giddy! :lol: I LOVE IT!!!

It is a feeling that fortunately does not fade over the years, and I too love to see it in others as well! :mrgreen:

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There is still much to consider ... teas are still coming ... do I cut it off now and save those for the next OTTI Rounds.

Decisions decisions ... :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby puerhking » May 19th, '10, 12:30

Wow....very cool Chip!
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby entropyembrace » May 19th, '10, 13:12

wow great idea! :)

I´m really interested in the shincha sample since I´ve never had good japanese green before (just fancy teabag grade stuff) and I´m pretty determined this year to try higher grade green teas...would be great to have a chance to try sincha from a couple of vendors instead of just one. :)
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Janine » May 19th, '10, 13:13

Chip wrote:
Janine wrote:Question about Paypal: I don' t have a Paypal account, but we can use credit cards with the system, right?

Very good question. I know there is a way to do this, though I have not done it. Of course you could easily sign up for a paypal.com account :mrgreen: :idea:

It is so easy, even a teaman in a teacave can do it ... :lol:



LOL Okay, Mr. Teacaveman. (But I will stick to using the option of my own credit card with Paypal... bad experience in the past - glad Paypal now gives this option.)
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Chesslover » May 19th, '10, 17:24

I'm new to this forum and as it seems I joined just on time...

As many have said before, that's great idea and I hardly wait to expand my tea horizonts (I got a bit lucky the first time I ordered sencha - I have chosen Yutaka Midori from O-cha:))...
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Seeker » May 21st, '10, 03:04

Just catching on as I adjust après honeymoon.
Count me in!!!
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Chip » May 21st, '10, 23:44

puerhking wrote:Wow....very cool Chip!

I was thinking it is "hot!" :mrgreen: Thanks.

Entropye... wrote:wow great idea! :)

I´m really interested in the shincha sample since I´ve never had good japanese green before (just fancy teabag grade stuff) and I´m pretty determined this year to try higher grade green teas...would be great to have a chance to try sincha from a couple of vendors instead of just one. :)

Yep yep! This would be a great opp for you. :mrgreen:

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Chip wrote:
Janine wrote:Question about Paypal: I don' t have a Paypal account, but we can use credit cards with the system, right?

Very good question. I know there is a way to do this, though I have not done it. Of course you could easily sign up for a paypal.com account :mrgreen: :idea:

It is so easy, even a teaman in a teacave can do it ... :lol:



LOL Okay, Mr. Teacaveman. (But I will stick to using the option of my own credit card with Paypal... bad experience in the past - glad Paypal now gives this option.)

OK, since I am not a merchant, this would not be feasible at this time, unfortunately. Anyone w/o paypal will have to contact me to make arrangements. :cry:

Chesslov... wrote:I'm new to this forum and as it seems I joined just on time...

As many have said before, that's great idea and I hardly wait to expand my tea horizonts (I got a bit lucky the first time I ordered sencha - I have chosen Yutaka Midori from O-cha:))...

Yutaka Midori is like initiation by fire in the realm of sencha! That is also my fave 4 years running ... BUT it might be dethroned by a new kid on the block that happens to be part of the shincha round!

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Seeker wrote:Just catching on as I adjust après honeymoon.
Count me in!!!

Good thing something as insgnificant as your honeymoon did not cause you to miss the love boat named OTTI! :lol:
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Seeker » May 25th, '10, 17:27

Loveboat - it's the loveboat...
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby iannon » May 25th, '10, 18:20

Chip wrote:Yutaka Midori is like initiation by fire in the realm of sencha! That is also my fave 4 years running ... BUT it might be dethroned by a new kid on the block that happens to be part of the shincha round!

WHAT!? what is this said Shincha that could knock off the YM for you??
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Chip » May 25th, '10, 19:22

iannon wrote:
Chip wrote:Yutaka Midori is like initiation by fire in the realm of sencha! That is also my fave 4 years running ... BUT it might be dethroned by a new kid on the block that happens to be part of the shincha round!

WHAT!? what is this said Shincha that could knock off the YM for you??

... tis YM Kaoru Supreme LE! I cannot yet vouch for the "classic" this year YET, though everyone is saying it is banging as well. The new O-C offering is crazy good. So, of course get both! :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby chittychat » May 25th, '10, 22:25

What is the shipping cost to the Far East?
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Chip » May 26th, '10, 00:48

chittychat wrote:What is the shipping cost to the Far East?

Please see your private message. :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby putibungsu » May 26th, '10, 22:30

What a great idea, Chip. Not sure if I can participate :cry:
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby Chip » May 26th, '10, 22:33

putibungsu wrote:What a great idea, Chip. Not sure if I can participate :cry:

Please see your private message. :mrgreen:
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Re: OTTI Begin here!

Postby putibungsu » May 26th, '10, 23:23

Thanks Chip!
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