NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction


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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 16th, '12, 14:21

SilentChaos wrote:*drools....looks like Christmas..... :mrgreen:

Christmas has to wait, no package #2 today. :evil:

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Chip wrote:Now the hard part begins. Prelim tastings!!! Brutal job, but alas someone has to do it. :mrgreen: 8) :lol:


Poor Chip, I'm sure we all feel so very sorry for you to have to do this :mrgreen:

Thanks for the update :wink:

... harder yet ... to taste and not tell ... :twisted:
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Stentor » Mar 16th, '12, 16:02

Chip wrote:... harder yet ... to taste and not tell ... :twisted:


OK, that is legitimately hard :)
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 18th, '12, 00:54

Stentor wrote:
Chip wrote:... harder yet ... to taste and not tell ... :twisted:


OK, that is legitimately hard :)

Harder yet is waiting for package #2. Package #1 arrived on Wednesday. :cry:

Hoping it arrives on Monday!
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby SilentChaos » Mar 18th, '12, 01:02

Chip wrote:
Stentor wrote:
Chip wrote:... harder yet ... to taste and not tell ... :twisted:


OK, that is legitimately hard :)

Harder yet is waiting for package #2. Package #1 arrived on Wednesday. :cry:

Hoping it arrives on Monday!

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: Arriveeeeeee!!! :evil: :evil: *cursing the lords of the postal service
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby aeflo » Mar 23rd, '12, 04:49

has package #2 arrived already?
need some tea badly :)
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 23rd, '12, 08:20

Good news bad news ... Package #2 was declared lost. Package #2(b) was resent on Monday, Japan time. I hope to receive it on Monday or Tuesday.

Sorry for the delay. If everything had worked out perfectly, everyone would have their samples by now. :evil:
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby AdamMY » Mar 23rd, '12, 09:18

Chip wrote:Good news bad news ... Package #2 was declared lost. Package #2(b) was resent on Monday, Japan time. I hope to receive it on Monday or Tuesday.

Sorry for the delay. If everything had worked out perfectly, everyone would have their samples by now. :evil:



Such is life, here is to hoping the new package does not suffer the same fate.
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 23rd, '12, 09:50

I imagine the original package #2 is sitting in some huge bin or room somewhere for some reason. It will show up maybe one day ... but this package had a kilo of sencha in it ... ouch! :cry:
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Drax » Mar 23rd, '12, 09:57

Wow, that doesn't seem to happen too often... in a twisted sense, sort of better to have it happen with something actually replaceable (as opposed to pottery).

And in another twisted sense, gives me more time to clear more of the ungainly number of samples of pu'erh that I have built up.....! :D
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 23rd, '12, 10:17

It is likely that the package was either returned to sender or like I said is sitting somewhere with a bazzilion other parcels anywhere between Zencha and here.

Zencha actually read this topic, their customer service person is a member of TeaChat. After seeing the switching of the to and from labels in my photo, I was contacted immediately. They apologized for the mistake, and offered to replace the missing package promptly, which they did.

It is amazing that one package arrived without any delay ... and the other went poof.
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby JRS22 » Mar 23rd, '12, 13:01

Maybe I'll have my Seong-il houhin in time for the OTTI...
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby sherubtse » Mar 23rd, '12, 13:13

Chip wrote:Zencha actually read this topic, their customer service person is a member of TeaChat. After seeing the switching of the to and from labels in my photo, I was contacted immediately. They apologized for the mistake, and offered to replace the missing package promptly, which they did.


Sounds like they have good customer service, which moves them up in my rankings. As mentioned previously, I will be reading the feedback to the OTTI with much interest.

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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 27th, '12, 21:28

sherubtse wrote:
Chip wrote:Zencha actually read this topic, their customer service person is a member of TeaChat. After seeing the switching of the to and from labels in my photo, I was contacted immediately. They apologized for the mistake, and offered to replace the missing package promptly, which they did.


Sounds like they have good customer service, which moves them up in my rankings. As mentioned previously, I will be reading the feedback to the OTTI with much interest.

Best wishes,
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Yes, they have excellent customer service! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Chip » Mar 27th, '12, 21:31

Package #2 (b) arrived today! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Package 2(a) never did arrive. I hate to see great tea get wasted.

... stay tuned for shipping updates.
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Re: NEW: OTTI 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction

Postby Proinsias » Mar 28th, '12, 04:50

Good stuff, looking forward to trying the last of the 2011 greens.

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