Kevangogh wrote:We quit taking pre-orders for it because we're expecting it to arrive in the next few days. So current in stock availability is "0", as soon as we get it in you will be able to buy it, no problem.
Yutaka Midori is also "0", but that's because there was a run on it yesterday. I'll have more shortly...
victoria3 wrote:Refrigerating teas: I just purchased Bear proof bags! They are water/air tight and odor proof zip bags, OPSAK by Loksak. This should work really well.
Poohblah wrote:I don't have any with me right now to check. They are definitely not cheaply made though. It's a pretty high quality product. It's just meant for keeping things water-tight, air-tight, and away from bears and other critters, not necessarily for storing tea in fridges. I would still give it a shot though. I'm just generally wary of all things plastic as far as tea is concerned. I've not had good experiences...victoria3 wrote:Poohblah wrote:I have used those bags for backpacking before. Keep in mind that, while they don't allow odor to escape, they may give off an odor of their own which will not play well with the tea.
Oh crap this is disappointing to hear. Do your bags smell like plastic after several weeks? Or just at the beginning? Do you think they are cheaply made? I did this online so haven't touch the product yet. Maybe I should just find a thick Mylar ziplock bag....
Excellent!victoria3 wrote:Well, I just got the Loksak Opsak odor proof bags to store teas in the refrigerator - just in time for Sincha season. They are thick, BPA free, have no odor and so I am now confidant they will work well. I really doubt they would impart any odor to the unopened teas in the cool refrigerator temperatures.
victoria3 wrote: Has anyone requested SAL or just First Class instead of EMS for Sincha season orders. I ended up paying 30% on shipping.
victoria3 wrote:And then Maiko's Shincha Gyokuro, Kinari and Shincha Sencha. Nice except those EMS shipping costs! Has anyone requested SAL or just First Class instead of EMS for Sincha season orders. I ended up paying 30% on shipping
Poohblah wrote:SAL (airmail) from Maiko went just fine for me; took about two weeks to get to the states. I have a feeling (based on past experiences) that most of that time was spent in customs. Even for EMS shipping this seems to be the case.