Soooo ... this round does not want to get done, seemingly. Rains, super storms, lost power, defective zip pouches that would not zip ... wait, you did not know that last one, did you?
I was literally going through HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of sample pouches one by one testing each one and hoping I would somehow have enough so we could complete this OTTI. After going through around 100 and having only a couple that worked ... I was torqued.
It was not meant to be ... I literally thought about maybe taping the bags shut but then had visions of sencha leaves sticking to the tape much to the dismay of participants ... plus that would not be a good enough seal anyway.
The good news now, fortunately I had not gotten the OTTI teas out of the TeaFridge which was actually an unusual bit of good fortune. So, it remained in steady cold storage, uninterupted from its hibernation.
Also good news, new pouches are here and I have tested and counted enough for this round!!! UGH and WHEW!
Tomorrow is THE DAY! The Mrs. and I are determined to get this done and shipped. Think good, happy thoughts for us!
BTW, anyone want around 1000 defective sample pouches?