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OTTI needs you!

Postby Chip » Sep 1st, '12, 11:48

I most certainly desire to offer more diversity in the OTTI program!!!

It has long been apparent to me that enlisting vendors for OTTI is likely the most difficult step in that I only deal with X vendors who are mostly Japanese green tea specialists.

So, I am often "making a cold call" anytime I venture outward to various oolong, pu-erh, green, black, etc. vendors. It can take a lot of time. Meeting a few first hand at events like World Tea Expo is helpful for me, but time is so limited there.

Often a relationship with a certain level of trust is required. Often relationships are already forged with vendors each of us already deals.

So, here is where I believe you and other members can help. If you have a vendor you feel would make a great OTTI, please contact me. After I take a look at their site, I will then send a letter of authorization for you to contact this specific vendor on behalf of TeaChat in order to initiate the process. The letter will also include a letter of introduction to the vendor which includes information on TeaChat and the OTTI program as well as how it would also benefit them as a vendor to participate.

If we are successful in landing an OTTI with a vendor that you initiated, I can offer you many thanks and a free pass for the OTTI round ... keeping in mind that OTTI is not intended to be a for profit program. It is about tasting teas that we may not otherwise ... and sharing the Tea experience with others.

Of course, you can always have a potential OTTI vendor contact me at teachatmoderator@yahoo.com

(expect to see this topic floating around other forums of TeaChat)
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby teanovice78 » Nov 1st, '12, 11:57

All I know is that I would be interested in tasting some new teas! Keep us updated Chip. :)
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby nrstooge » Nov 1st, '12, 20:14

I did enjoy the green OTTI I participated in, and was sad to have missed the oolong one. I tend to perfer oolongs and blacks.. so any of those would I would be interested in. :)
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby paul_LOTUS WELL » Jul 22nd, '14, 22:52

what is otti?!
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby bonescwa » Jul 23rd, '14, 02:25

paul_LOTUS WELL wrote:what is otti?!

Too late for you
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby squaretooth » Jul 24th, '14, 21:14

Chip wrote:I most certainly desire to offer more diversity in the OTTI program!!!

It has long been apparent to me that enlisting vendors for OTTI is likely the most difficult step in that I only deal with X vendors who are mostly Japanese green tea specialists.

So, I am often "making a cold call" anytime I venture outward to various oolong, pu-erh, green, black, etc. vendors. It can take a lot of time. Meeting a few first hand at events like World Tea Expo is helpful for me, but time is so limited there.

Often a relationship with a certain level of trust is required. Often relationships are already forged with vendors each of us already deals.

So, here is where I believe you and other members can help. If you have a vendor you feel would make a great OTTI, please contact me. After I take a look at their site, I will then send a letter of authorization for you to contact this specific vendor on behalf of TeaChat in order to initiate the process. The letter will also include a letter of introduction to the vendor which includes information on TeaChat and the OTTI program as well as how it would also benefit them as a vendor to participate.

If we are successful in landing an OTTI with a vendor that you initiated, I can offer you many thanks and a free pass for the OTTI round ... keeping in mind that OTTI is not intended to be a for profit program. It is about tasting teas that we may not otherwise ... and sharing the Tea experience with others.

Of course, you can always have a potential OTTI vendor contact me at teachatmoderator@yahoo.com

(expect to see this topic floating around other forums of TeaChat)


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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby Classica » Aug 9th, '14, 20:47

Can someone direct me to the OTTI thread for basic information? I am probably too late to participate in anything, but I'd love to know who to speak to for the next round, if it's still going on.
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby Devoted135 » Aug 9th, '14, 21:56

OTTI (and NOTTI) is an on-going thing, as Chip has time to put them together. When one is coming up, you'll see several announcements in this section of the forum, likely under the appropriate "Announcements" thread. Reading the first page or so of threads for previous ones should help to give you an idea of how they work. :)

Edit: Also, the "new and simple" thread toward the top of this part of the forum compiles most of the pertinent details. :)
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Re: OTTI needs you!

Postby Classica » Aug 10th, '14, 11:15

Thanks, Devoted!
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