tenuki wrote:Another angle... I pay for storage, etc now, I just buy good aged cakes after tasting them. If you do the cost amortization, etc I think you would find that this idea is more expensive than just buying aged cakes. Fortunately for Best Tea there are a lot of people who can't do math.
If you're buying the cakes at BTH's prices, it might still be a win. :>
But yeah - I think the geographic size of the US, combined with the low number of puer drinkers in any given area (or in the US in general) makes this idea difficult. Even people who are willing to pay for such a service might not want to pay much, and they'd have to be convinced that the person doing the storing had a good chance of sticking around for a while.