scope wrote:Also, just another question, should i get some shincha from yuuki-cha?
any help is much appreciated!
I prefer organic teas to conventionally grown— not because they're organic, but because I find them generally sweeter and less savory, and I prefer that. The perennial commotion over Yuuki-cha's business practices here at Teachat mystifies me. I've always just sent them money and then they send me tea. Same as any other vendor I've dealt with (and I've ordered from over a dozen or so). The one time there was a problem (last year one of their growers decided not to release one of the shinchas I'd pre-ordered), they let me know right away and we handled it within 24 hours.
Yes, mystifies me as well! Always has. I find Dan of Yuuki-Cha to be a conniving and vengeful individual who expects 100% loyalty from his followers who he refers to as the "genuine tea lovers." Anyone who is less than 100% positive is not "genuine" and face the threat of banning, legal action. This is ludicrous, of course.
If his practices were not also carried over to his business practices, it would not be such a big deal. If he did not wrong customers by his policies and practices ... it would matter little to me. But he does and will continue to do so apparently.
This has not served him 100% well as instead of spreading organic good will, he seems to be making a growing and more vocal list of conscientious observers and former customers who disapprove of his behaviour.
I know of no other vendor who has been so divisive. I am truly mystified.
Dan may control his business, its policies, his sites, his facebook ... but he does not control the universe, the internet, TeaChat, individuals' free will ... freedoms of speech.