As I order from a vendor, I pay close attention to how the order went and the quality/value of the product. This goes a long way in determining whether I will be a repeat or even a regular customer.
In the past, I had misguided loyalties, the vendors did not appreciate this loyalty and as I learned with experiences with newer venders, they really did not deserve my loyalty.
I live and learn, sometimes slower than I would like.
Began the TD with a prelim tasting of shincha Yutaka Midori from the O-C with the Mrs. Mid June, and this is my very first shincha. I have not been this late to the shincha table since I learned what shincha was.
I feel this vendor appreciates and deserves a degree of loyalty. I owe years of many great TDs to O-Cha. This is where I learned much about great sencha and shincha.