Chip, I just noticed this on Yuuki-cha's "about us"
That means we never participate in affiliate marketing (never have done and never will do), have no affiliation or ties to any other tea companies, and most certainly do not have any form of undisclosed relationships or agreements with shady tea forum moderators/leaders/members, review spamming tea bloggers & reviewers etc., a number of whom are merely working on media platforms to hype up teas for vendors and trying to pass them off on customers for one benefit or another, and in some cases even try to damage vendor reputation by resorting to the manufacturing of false and malicious negative reviews/stories, or long-term smear campaigning on tea forums etc. when a vendors rejects their offers or is seen by them as a competitor.
I'm wondering if they're referring to their experience with you? I was thinking about ordering from them, but if what you say is true, I'll definitely not be doing business with them. I've been debating between Zencha, O-Cha, and Yuuki-Cha, because of their prices, but now YC seems to be off my list.
That is quite priceless. With a teeny tiny margin of error, I am 99.99% certain Dan of Yuuki-Cha is referring to yours truly. And I do mean truly as only one of us is telling the truth and the other is lying. The last line quoted by sherubtse seals the deal. I guess that is his reply to all my correspondence.
BTW, that "about us" was all added in the post incident era!!!
Believe it or not, that is an attack on my credibility to which I do take offense, especially since I have written Dan of Yuuki-Cha ten times with zero response. Make your own judgements ... I make mine and I base my allegations on facts which I have documented. Dan is just taking wild and vague potshots as ill conceived damage control to this incident/topic.
Oddly, that "about us" is as close to any response to my now more than 10 attempts to correspond with Dan of Yuuki-Cha.
It is pretty hard to forget such infractions. Holding customer's funds and refusing to disclose reasons for such actions are certainly "malicious" on Yuuki-Cha's part. Plus I am often reminded by others that they are paying customers (as I was more than once) who have received their orders while I have not more than once for reasons I have stated at length previously.
I could say, TeaChat is a victim as well as we were working on preOTTI program and I partner ordered for me and members of TeaChat. And since the s**t hit the fan right here on TeaChat when Dan tested me with that alias PM, I take my complaints to this venue.
So, here you go, Dan is the "shady" one, I make my allegations pointed and crystal clear because I can, Dan of Yuuki-Cha cannot because he has built his case on a house of cards which tumbles at the slightest puff of viewing of facts.
You can choose to ignore, forgive his transgressions as you choose. However I cannot order. However I cannot drink his tea. However I have no choice but to be concerned for others who may fall victim. However I suspect that to a degree Dan has learned something from all this but his tEaGO prevents him from admitting his shameful behavior and to apologize. Instead he adds insult to injury.Until Dan of Yuuki-Cha chooses to respond to me PERSONALLY, I consider the case ... not closed and not resolved. It is not over.
You may think I am being silly ... but rest assured I am most earnest and sincere on this matter which I take most seriously.
I apologize to the members who enjoy Yuuki-Cha's teas, who must repeatedly hear about this. But until it happens to you, you have no idea ...
The ironic thing is, I am oft accused of being "pro-vendor" so to speak. It is true, I go out of my way to promote vendors and even defend vendors in the face of baseless attacks. I consider myself a friend to many vendors. Before this, I considered Dan of Yuuki-Cha to be a new TeaFriend. How wrong I was.
Right before this happened with Yuuki-Cha, I was in early stages of promoting Yuuki-Cha (before Yuuki-Cha was even called Yuuki-Cha)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yuuki-Cha did themselves a grave inservice.