Great sounds like lots of good stuff coming our way, Can't wait for a darjeeling otti or a wuyi one
Chip wrote: I will not rule out the possibility of Competition OTTI rounds in the future ... but I am sure we would all want this done right if we do it at all, right?
Hehe that sounds really tricky, esp since everyone brews completely different and uses totally different gear/water. 'Competition' suggests a certain level of uniformity. Then which of us really feels qualified?...Not me that's for sure!
I would be more interested in trying teas that have undergone 'chips competition brewings'. You brew a bunch of teas uniformly, then select the top 4-5 out of the bunch that really stood out to you after a set number of repeated tastings, then send that as an otti. That would be awesome and educational for my palate
, but what to do with all the teas that did not make the cut?