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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Jun 27th, '12, 13:52

A new journey begins with OTTI 15!

... a quick search reveals that this vendor has apparently only been mentioned one time on TeaChat ... and that was very recently.

Look for more information here, there, and everywhere on TeaChat as I begin the prelim tastings.

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Jun 27th, '12, 15:53

... and prelim tastings for OTTI 15 have commenced!!! Sampled the first of 6 Oolong from Taiwan. Very impressive beginning!

Keep an eye open in the 3 day announcement topic for the 3 day announcement :shock: ... coming "soon."

Til then, I will continue to drop little tidbits here, there, and everywhere.

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Jun 27th, '12, 18:05

... just went through the first 6 steeps of sample #2 ... I brewed the two darker oolong selections first.

The first was a very good selection of a type of dark Taiwanese oolong most of us have likely sampled, though the presentation of this one is quite unique!

The second selection sampled is the one that "is worth the price of admission!" Really a remarkable selection, complex, wonderfully aromatic and nice mouth feel.

Unfortuantely, as is my policy, I cannot say more at this point in time, but this is really shaping up to be a great OTTI 15! :mrgreen:

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Jun 27th, '12, 19:21

BTW ... so far ...

Round 1 ShinCHAAA
Round 2 Silver Needle
Round 3 Master of the Oolong
Round 4 Shincha Encore
Round 5 Pu-OTTI, Young Raw Pu-erh - Still tasting and discussing!
Round 6 Anywayyouspellit, it's still TGY - Still tasting and discussing!
Round 7 Sencha Asamushi
Round 8 Sencha Fukamushi
Round 9 Pu-OTTI of the 90's
Round 10 Shincha 2011
Round 11 Sencha 2011
Round 12 Zencha Kagoshima Introduction
CURRENT Round 13 O-Cha Shincha 2012
CURRENT Round 14 Hakoniwado Yame Shincha 2012
ANY DAY NOW! Round 15 MountainTea, Range of Gaoshan

Still to come ... and much more!

Round # Korean tea and "tea"
Round # Oolong "N to Z"
Round # Wuyi
Round # "Deal of the Century"
Round # Long Jing, TPHK, Lu An Gua Pian, Zhu Ye Qing
Round # Spectacular Gyokuro

Round # Pu-OTTI Pre 90's ... TBD
Round # MatCHAAA

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Poohblah » Jun 27th, '12, 21:12

oh man. I can't believe I missed most of the earlier OTTIs. I should have hopped on this bandwagon sooner :mrgreen: Mostly round 6 and later look interesting to me. I am definitely interested in oolong, gyo, and aged pu OTTIs.

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Jul 5th, '12, 13:12

Poohblah wrote:oh man. I can't believe I missed most of the earlier OTTIs. I should have hopped on this bandwagon sooner :mrgreen: Mostly round 6 and later look interesting to me. I am definitely interested in oolong, gyo, and aged pu OTTIs.

My mantra is always, "focus forward!" :mrgreen: Hopefully there will be many more OTTI rounds, new teas to explre, more vendors to sample, new harvest to compare to past harvests, etc.

OTTI 15 MountainTea, Range of Gaoshan will go live today (Thursday) at 6 pm Eastern USA time with the new topic available for previewing 3 hours prior (assuming I get it done in time :oops: ).

Please be sure to check it out! New (to us) vendor and new teas!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Aug 17th, '12, 00:10

... crank it up ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w

... 2012 OTTI Odyssey is coming to a TeaDay near you! :mrgreen:

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by puerhking » Aug 17th, '12, 12:43

Chip wrote:... crank it up ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w

... 2012 OTTI Odyssey is coming to a TeaDay near you! :mrgreen:


Has HAL 9000 approved this OTTI?

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by sriracha » Aug 17th, '12, 13:05

Chip wrote:... crank it up ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w

... 2012 OTTI Odyssey is coming to a TeaDay near you! :mrgreen:



Ofc I knew what the link was going to be but I still think of Going back to my roots... ^^

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Aug 20th, '12, 19:55

puerhking wrote:
Chip wrote:... crank it up ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnmCu3U09w

... 2012 OTTI Odyssey is coming to a TeaDay near you! :mrgreen:


Has HAL 9000 approved this OTTI?

HAL 9000 wrote:Just what do you think you're doing, Chip? Chip, I really think we are entitled to an answer to that question.

Hal would approve ... is that a good thing??? 8)

Stay tuned ... I will be posting info ASAP!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Chip » Dec 17th, '12, 00:32

... whet your whistle a bit ... Gyokuro OTTI cometh!!!

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Matthifi » Dec 17th, '12, 14:27

Chip wrote:... whet your whistle a bit ... Gyokuro OTTI cometh!!!

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Yes!!! :D

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Poohblah » Dec 17th, '12, 16:54

Matthifi wrote:
Chip wrote:... whet your whistle a bit ... Gyokuro OTTI cometh!!!

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Yes!!! :D

Nice first post :P

Welcome to TC (formally). I figure you've been lurking for a while. ;)

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Drax » Dec 17th, '12, 17:34

Gyokuro will do that to people.... :lol:

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Re: OTTI Round Schedules

by Matthifi » Dec 18th, '12, 02:56

Poohblah wrote:
Matthifi wrote:
Chip wrote:... whet your whistle a bit ... Gyokuro OTTI cometh!!!

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Yes!!! :D

Nice first post :P

Welcome to TC (formally). I figure you've been lurking for a while. ;)


Thanks.
Yes lurking and learning, sooo much! :wink:

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