I do not want to steal the current Pu-OTTI's thunder, but I did want to give everyone a heads up on what is coming up. OTTI 10 will be the first of 3 OTTI focusing on PREMIUM GYOKURO! Not just any Gyokuro! But really premo leaf!

OTTI 10 will focus on Gyokuro 75 - 85 +/- USD per 100 grams. Some will likely cost more and some a bit less. This will be much different than previous OTTI. Each participant will receive 5 different gyokuro samples from 5 different "qualified" vendors consisting of 10 grams each, so 50 grams total. Simple math will tell you that the cost will be $40 per participant, shipped in a box, total cost target is under $45.

This will be a very rare opportunity to sample 5 different super high end gyokuro from 5 different vendors without shelling out 100's of dollars.

All the Gyokuro-s will be purchased by me and will be held unopened until all 5 gyokuro-s are in house and prepared for shipping to participants. More simple math will tell you that this will be a very large outlay on my part, thus this will be a prepay event, before I order. This will also confirm each participants commitment to this OTTI, and prevent me from selling the Mrs.'s organs on the black market.

More math, I will open these up in blocks of 10 participants due to the math involved, since most gyokuro-s are available in 50 or 100 gram bags. I am not placing any other limits at this time on the total number of participants.

All 5 selections are not quite finalized, except one ... Tsuru Jirushi

http://www.o-cha.com/uji-gyokuro.html

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The following Gyokuro OTTI will focus on 60 - 75 USD per 100 gram gyokuro.

The last Gyokuro in this series of 3 Gyokuro OTTI will focus on gyokuro costing 100 USD +/- per 100 grams!

There will be time gaps between these 3 OTTI with other OTTI's in between as well.