debunix wrote:How is the sencha packaged? I wouldn't be able to take on the commitment if it needs to be drunk RIGHT NOW....
I believe this is now sold out pending payments! However if you (or anyone) are interested, please email me and I will place you on a waiting list in the event tea becomes available.
I have wanted to address this actually. Thank you for asking. These arrive here in brick kilos that have been vacuum sealed and nitro flushed. We will be opening, weighing (all 50 gram foil, zip-seal bags, I believe), packing, shipping all in the same day ... whew! Then participants will receive them within a few days with Priority USPS ... a bit longer for international.
I am hoping to score a heat sealer soon. I am not sure what else is practical at this point as there is nitro flushing and O2 absorbers.
I am purchasing 200 grams of each for personal use. I will keep 50 grams of each out for immediate use and then bag and rebag the remaining 50 gram pouches which will then go in the TeaFridge for use later.***
I am a big proponent of nitro flushing, but a lot of noteworthy, traditional vendors do not, such as Ippodo and I believe Maiko.
*** a word of caution to anyone reading this. While I do place already opened teas in the fridge after triple wrapping, I stop short of recommending this to others. I have never had a problem doing this, but there can be some risk, especially if not done properly.