What do theese numbers mean?

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What do theese numbers mean?

by edkrueger » Sep 3rd, '08, 19:49

Nan Jian Tulin "902" Certified Organic Raw Pu-erh tea
Nan Jian Tulin "913" Certified Organic Raw Iron Cake

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Re: What do theese numbers mean?

by shogun89 » Sep 3rd, '08, 20:08

edkrueger wrote:Nan Jian Tulin "902" Certified Organic Raw Pu-erh tea
Nan Jian Tulin "913" Certified Organic Raw Iron Cake


I too have wondered about the "3" numbered recipies.

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by edkrueger » Sep 4th, '08, 11:13

Maybe they are batch numbers?

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by thanks » Sep 4th, '08, 11:21

My best guess is that they are recipe numbers. Nan Jian doesn't have a fourth digit factory code that I'm aware of unless I'm mistaken, so it would make sense that their recipe numbers would be three digits long.

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by hop_goblin » Sep 4th, '08, 11:24

I don't think they would be batch numbers. They are probably identifying codes which identify the product for the factory's purposes - Recipe, or leaf grade or quality maybe even identifying which mao cha came from which plantation. Your guess is as good as mine.

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by chrl42 » Sep 4th, '08, 12:19

901..possibly 99' (or 89) made 1st production. Note 4-digit doesn't show its production date.. just recipe, grade and factory number so 3-digit is shown by side..or was it what you asked?

Just to confirm if I'm not mistaken..

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by edkrueger » Sep 4th, '08, 15:37

thanks wrote:My best guess is that they are recipe numbers. Nan Jian doesn't have a fourth digit factory code that I'm aware of unless I'm mistaken, so it would make sense that their recipe numbers would be three digits long.


I thought that at first, but that would mean that 902 was made in 1990. The package says 1985.

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by thanks » Sep 4th, '08, 16:49

edkrueger wrote:
thanks wrote:My best guess is that they are recipe numbers. Nan Jian doesn't have a fourth digit factory code that I'm aware of unless I'm mistaken, so it would make sense that their recipe numbers would be three digits long.


I thought that at first, but that would mean that 902 was made in 1990. The package says 1985.


That's true, but I thought Nan Jian was founded in 85. I just looked it up on Babelcarp and it says that Nan Jian was founded in 1983. This just gets more confusing. Once it gets past 2 minutes of research, I think it's time to e-mail Scott :)

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by edkrueger » Sep 4th, '08, 16:51

Thats a good idea, do you want to or shall I?

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by thanks » Sep 4th, '08, 16:54

edkrueger wrote:Thats a good idea, do you want to or shall I?

I'm on my way out the door at the moment so it'd be faster if you did. Don't forget to post the results! I'll be checking back with this thread as soon as I get back later.

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by edkrueger » Sep 4th, '08, 17:21

Ok

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by edkrueger » Sep 5th, '08, 15:30

Scott doesn't know.

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by thanks » Sep 5th, '08, 22:11

edkrueger wrote:Scott doesn't know.

Now this is getting odd. Anyone who speaks Mandarin or Cantonese care to e-mail Nan Jian? :D Now it feels like we have to get to the bottom of this.

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by teakid » Sep 7th, '08, 18:47

Could they be digits off their "organic" certifications? The $14 price tag seems relatively cheaper than all the rest of the organic products. I wonder....

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