Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest


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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Jun 4th, '13, 13:47

I see that TTC has revised their shipping options:

http://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/2013/06/ ... -doorstep/

So now may be a time to try their offerings, David R.

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Thank you for the update. If memory serves me correctly Tea From Taiwan requires a $60 purchase before shipping is free. So that's cheaper by $10. Thanks again.

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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby sherubtse » Jun 4th, '13, 16:11

茶藝-TeaArt08 wrote:
I see that TTC has revised their shipping options:

http://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/2013/06/ ... -doorstep/

So now may be a time to try their offerings, David R.

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Thank you for the update. If memory serves me correctly Tea From Taiwan requires a $60 purchase before shipping is free. So that's cheaper by $10. Thanks again.

Blessings!

Scott


As I read the first of the new shipping options, your order of $25 or more will ship free (by EMS) if you include at least one 25g sample. For my way of thinking, that's pretty good! :D

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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby sherubtse » Jun 4th, '13, 16:15

My order from TTC arrived safely today. It was very well packaged, and included 2 free 25 g. sample teas. Shipping (via EMS, the only way in which they ship) took a week. My order was processed and shipped the next day.

Overall, I am very impressed with TTC thus far. :mrgreen:

Now let's see how the teas taste ....

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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby 茶藝-TeaArt08 » Jun 4th, '13, 16:42

sherubtse wrote:
茶藝-TeaArt08 wrote:
I see that TTC has revised their shipping options:

http://www.taiwanteacrafts.com/2013/06/ ... -doorstep/

So now may be a time to try their offerings, David R.

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Thank you for the update. If memory serves me correctly Tea From Taiwan requires a $60 purchase before shipping is free. So that's cheaper by $10. Thanks again.

Blessings!

Scott


As I read the first of the new shipping options, your order of $25 or more will ship free (by EMS) if you include at least one 25g sample. For my way of thinking, that's pretty good! :D

Best wishes,
sherubtse


Sweet, thank you for the correction; I didn't read it correctly the first time. :oops: :D
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby amaranto » Jun 4th, '13, 20:47

I see that TTC has revised their shipping options:


Nice! The shipping price was the only thing keeping me from trying them out a couple of weeks ago. It looks like they have an interesting offer.
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby bagua7 » Jun 4th, '13, 20:53

Tead Off wrote:I remember them mentioning they were doing their own processing.


It seems, they have their own farm and also process their own teas:

http://teahome.com/page_1.htm


sherubtse wrote:I see that TTC has revised their shipping options


How would that be?

If I purchase a sample bag (or two):

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...they automatically charge the $20 flat rate.

They should update the check out page to make sure what they state in the link you provided is correct.
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby SilentChaos » Jun 4th, '13, 22:46

bagua7 wrote:
Tead Off wrote:I remember them mentioning they were doing their own processing.


It seems, they have their own farm and also process their own teas:



Yes, they do have their own farm, but as far as I know, it's in DD not in DYL.
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby SilentChaos » Jun 4th, '13, 22:48

bagua7 wrote:...they automatically charge the $20 flat rate.

They should update the check out page to make sure what they state in the link you provided is correct.


You have to use the coupon codes they provided.
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby bagua7 » Jun 5th, '13, 02:33

SilentChaos wrote:Yes, they do have their own farm, but as far as I know, it's in DD not in DYL.


OK, thanks.
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby sherubtse » Jun 5th, '13, 05:44

SilentChaos wrote:
bagua7 wrote:...they automatically charge the $20 flat rate.

They should update the check out page to make sure what they state in the link you provided is correct.


You have to use the coupon codes they provided.


SilentChaos is correct.

As the offer states "TO ACTIVATE THIS OFFER YOU MUST USE COUPON: FREESHIP25 ON THE SHOPPING CART PAGE BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT."

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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby etorix » Jun 7th, '13, 03:57

OK, ive taken advantage of the FreeShipping at TTC since im a serial tea-sampler, and i liked the website, clean + informative ... also ive not had a really FRESH this-years-taiwan-Oolong before

trying first the Fu Shou Shan sample .. definitely a top quality taiwan oolong ... smells good in the packet, wet leaves are a nice dark bluey-green

shipping was prompt .. i actually made a second order before the first even arrived, to take advantage of the free shipping

the teas are packaged in a similar 'block' style to the one SilentChaos uses

[as opposed to the usual amorphous vacuumed 'lump']
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby etorix » Jun 8th, '13, 08:30

and yesterday a 7gm sample of Da Yu Ling Spring 2013 arrived from TFT, so im trying it this morning

http://www.teafromtaiwan.com/shop/loose-tea/da-yu-ling

first impression .. good, but not as good as the fu shou shan tbh
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby etorix » Jun 9th, '13, 13:57

so, to recover from the slightly disappointing 2013 DYL from TFT i thought
id go some Winter 2012 DYL from Origin .. [just to see how they compared like]

but discovered an opened sample pack of 2013 Spring Alishan: Zhang-Shu-Hu High Mountain Oolong - 阿里山樟樹湖烏龍茶 from Origin http://www.origintea.net/Alishan-zhang- ... 013-Spring

which had come unrolled, so it needs using

while its not the same as the FuShouShan 2013, to me its of a similar excellence
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby Chip » Jun 20th, '13, 13:06

Speaking of OriginTea ... I just posted this elsewhere ... please pardon the double posting but it is relevent to this topic.

Coincidentally, OTTI 19 will feature a sampling of 5 premium, high-mountain Taiwan oolong from OriginTea. This will go live on Sunday at 6 PM Eastern USA time.

Check out the OTTI forum of TeaChat for information. OTTI = Official Tea Tasting Initiative. Here is a link to the 3 day notification topic, but a new topic will be created on Sunday specifically for this round.

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=16295&p=246559#p246559
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Re: Taiwanese Oolongs, Spring 2013 Harvest

Postby Chip » Jun 23rd, '13, 17:05

Update. The OTTI 19 OriginTea "Event of the Season!" round topic is up for previewing here:

http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=18819

The round "goes live" in 55 minutes at 6 pm Eastern USA time.
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