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GoKo Tea

Postby Maneki Neko » Feb 28th, '13, 10:14

Has anyone ever bought from GoKo Tea?
http: //www . gokotea . com/ (I'm a good girl, it hasn't been 30 days yet)

Their website is very informative and professional, and their teas seem just awesome. I'd love to try their top Gyokuro ($85 for 20g) but I think my husband is going to protest, hihihi :mrgreen:

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby edkrueger » Feb 28th, '13, 17:09

I've seen them before. That is some expensive packaging.

A lot of their tea looks really stemmy. Also, they seem to like increasing the color saturation in their photos.

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '13, 18:19

Yes, fancy packaging for only 20 grams of sencha with a crazy price tag.

I would much rather buy more tea than packaging ... but I guess they have a different target.

Even as gifts, they do not make much sense really ...

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '13, 18:25

OK, I read their story, artisan teas and all that ... but still, come on. They could better support these so called artisan producers and get the teas into the hands of Japanese tea geeks at a significantly lower price point.

However, if someone wants to gift me some of this green gold, I will be happy to forward my mailing address to you. :wink:

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby Chip » Feb 28th, '13, 20:43

Maneki Neko wrote:Has anyone ever bought from GoKo Tea?
http: //www . gokotea . com/ (I'm a good girl, it hasn't been 30 days yet)

... oh, what the heck ... http://www.gokotea.com

I'd love to try their top Gyokuro ($85 for 20g) but I think my husband is going to protest, hihihi :mrgreen:

... or you could participate in the NEXT Gyokuro OTTI round(s) (and save some serious green) ... coming soon! :idea: :wink: :mrgreen:

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 1st, '13, 09:42

Waiting impatiently... :wink:

Please tell me more about OTTI... I'm still new :mrgreen:

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby Chip » Mar 4th, '13, 00:12

Maneki Neko wrote:Waiting impatiently... :wink:

Please tell me more about OTTI... I'm still new :mrgreen:

Oops, sorry for not answering!

Check out the OTTI/NOTTI forum on TeaChat. There are a bunch of topics that will explain better than I could here. These are two topics that should help.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16242

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=14832

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Re: GoKo Tea

Postby Maneki Neko » Mar 5th, '13, 01:23

Thanks Chip :wink:

So... GoKo tea seems to be snob-tea. I guess I'll ignore them for now and keep them bookmarked for when an opportunity arises :wink:

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