NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Chip » Aug 23rd, '12, 13:33

Thanks again!

Still around 200 grams available ...

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby tinols » Aug 23rd, '12, 13:41

Woohoo I just sent my payment!

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby debunix » Aug 23rd, '12, 15:55

How is the sencha packaged? I wouldn't be able to take on the commitment if it needs to be drunk RIGHT NOW....

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby shinobicha » Aug 23rd, '12, 17:10

Email sent... hoping there's still space!

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Chip » Aug 23rd, '12, 22:26

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.

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Poohblah » Aug 24th, '12, 00:12

payment sent, thanks again Chip for the enormous amount of effort you put into these programs.

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby tinols » Sep 3rd, '12, 20:10

Mr. Chip, any updates?
I might have to change the shipping address if it's not shipped anytime soon. I'm moving back to school next week

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Chip » Sep 3rd, '12, 20:57

I was going to do the whole thing late last week, then was reminded by the Mrs. of the holiday and no mail on Monday. I did not want the packages sitting who knows where for 2 days straight.

So, hopefully in the next day or 2. :mrgreen:

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby GreenwoodStudio » Sep 4th, '12, 00:02

:evil: I'm mad at myself for not being on TC more lately and missing this! I'm out of greens to make things worse. Enjoy the num-nums all and looking forward to hearing about these.

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby TIM » Sep 4th, '12, 01:02

This will be an epic private tasting on tea chat. A true top grade mind opening Japanese green tea selection, even for a Chinese tea drinker like myself. Please let use know the proper way for brewing this rare samples Chip :) Enjoy the ride :D Toki

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Chip » Sep 4th, '12, 11:26

Shawn, there will (hopefully) be future NOTTIs. :twisted:

Tim, I will have to speak to the master brewer and ask for suggestions. :mrgreen:

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby JRS22 » Sep 4th, '12, 12:18

I'm ready for this tea. I cleaned out my Japanese washi-covered tea canisters that I use Chip-style - each one fitted with 3 stainless tins. And a cup of my favorite Sencha Otsuusan each morning so the tea is timed to be gone by the day the NOTTI arrives.

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Chip » Sep 4th, '12, 22:25

:mrgreen:

Good thing you are close by!!!

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby Chip » Sep 5th, '12, 15:33

Whew! NOTTI Round 1 is weighed, packaged, and ready to box ... after TEA:)

Looks like the Tenryu will be up to bat in a few! :mrgreen:

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Re: NOTTI Round 1, Tea 'n' Tea

Postby AdamMY » Sep 5th, '12, 16:04

Chip wrote:Whew! NOTTI Round 1 is weighed, packaged, and ready to box ... after TEA:)

Looks like the Tenryu will be up to bat in a few! :mrgreen:



We need an emoticon of a guy running around cheering! Looking forward to it, suddenly my sencha supply is looking rather low.

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