Dr Jim said

UPDATE on Puerh TTBs. Closed

2 July update: I mailed the Puerh Plus box on Friday and PTTB-5 goes out to HaveTeaWillTravel on Tuesday.

I’m still sifting through the two boxes. There is a LOT of tea here. What I’m doing is:

1. Complete inventory of all teas (Name, vendor, weight)
2. Compare inventory to what left my home last time
3. Relegation: I figure if a tea has been around once there is no longer much interest. For what I think are quality teas, I either leave it in the box or swap from one box to the other. In some cases, a tea was in both boxes. In that case, or for medium quality tea, I plan to send it to Liquid Proust for his puerh give-away. If I think the tea is low quality, I toss it.
4. Sample and replace.
5. Sort out the teas into the appropriate bags and boxes, and perform a second inventory.
6. Pack the boxes and ship.

I’m now working on step 5. I hope to be able to send out the Puerh Plus box sometime next week. Shortly before I do I will start a new thread, with rules and a list of participants. This is the last chance to join.

I’m going to wait until mid-July to ship the pure puerh box. There aren’t very many participants (not to late to sign up!). Also, Bitterleaf tea has offered some samples and I need to wait for them to arrive. In any event, I’m going to wait until mid-to-late July to ship the box. Liquid Proust is planning a tea even in Ohio based upon this box, so I’m going to time it to arrive in plenty of time for his event. I will start a new thread for that box as well shortly before I ship it.

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Rich select said

I’m up for another round (NY).

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Dr Jim said

BTW: Matu, Flyawaybirdie, Zennenn and sensiblyscript have already expressed interest.

Zennenn said

Thanks for keeping me in mind! I’m still in for Puerh Plus TTB, and I live in MN.

Bitterleaf said

Can you follow me so I can message you. Not sure if we can contribute, but would like to touch base.

Dr Jim said

Done

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AllanK said

I may be interested again but am curious to see what vendors you sign up this time. By the time the last box got to me most of the vendor stuff was gone except for a few EOT and Misty Peaks. I didn’t bother to sample the Misty Peaks as I already own it.

Dr Jim said

This time around, those were the only vendors. I think we need to understand that vendor participation in TTBs is the exception rather than the rule. We’ve been very lucky to have as many as we did.

AllanK said

Sign me up again for this round.

Dr Jim said

You know you won’t regret it.

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elena-z said

I would love to participate in one for beginners! I’m in Wisconsin. Thank you!

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While I might only want two or three teas on the next go around, but I’m getting people from all over Ohio to come over on a weekend I have the box I would be open to helping them both go through it and find what might help guide their taste while adding back in with what I have.
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I think I’ll get something like 5 to 6 people together and we will break cakes from my stuff and add to it while we take from the box as well.

Hoálatha said

I’d like to poke around on your weekend if that’s okay.

Awesome :)
I have bags, labels, and a scale. I believe there is three of us currently to which I can put in material for replacing; even more when CLT gets back :)

I’m down. When would you like this to happen?

Ben from Cambridge is joining us as well. https://www.instagram.com/benjaminhuelskamp/

I will speak to Dr Jim about this opportunity and have more information later on; he will need time and space since he just got the boxes himself :)

ps that makes four of us :)

Details: Diving into a box of Pu
July 30th from 11am to 2:30pm

Liquid Proust will provide lunch and dedicate the time to splitting up the box, breaking tea cakes from personal stash, and drinking tea. Location is right behind the Polaris Mall and at 3pm at the same location you can join http://www.meetup.com/Columbus-Tea-Lovers/events/231378945/
The goal is to provide a solid tea experience for your travels while gaining access to a good selection of samples.
Rules as in how many grams per sample and how many samples are to come.
Example of last time: https://www.instagram.com/p/9mZbGqRYCq/

Attending: LP, Hoálatha, R.F. Hill, Ben, Jarret, Alyssa

Lemme see how far of a drive it is for me.

If you’re really thinking about it… Zip is 43235

Dr Jim said

If you go you could deliver the tea box in person?

Or pick it up there.

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I’m still interested! I think the beginners one would be more appropriate for me, because I’m definitely not an “experienced pu-head” lol. :)
ETA: Forgot to mention that I’m in NC.

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t-ching said

I am interested in the Puerh Plus box, I am in Illinois.

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JWhisk said

Hi, I’m interested in the puerh plus box, and I’d like to be placed near the end of the list since my address won’t be stable until the end of Aug. I live in Ohio

TTBs usually take at least a couple of months to make their way around, so maybe you can ask to be placed near the end of the list if necessary :)

JWhisk said

Thanks, good to know!

Do you want to just join my pu splitting party?

JWhisk said

I like the idea of the TTB, since I can sample a wide range of teas. Thanks though!

It’s the same thing… Just multiple people going through it at once. No worries though.

JWhisk said

Oh sorry, I thought you meant the mx-tea thing. I’m all right, but thanks for the offer

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bozisuk said

I’d be interesting in the beginner’s Puerh Plus box. I’m still pretty new on here and have wanted to try one of these TTB. I’m in Ohio.

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obritten said

I’d love to get involved for the first time. I live in Wisconsin and am probably still in the beginners area of puerh. Though my tastes and collection is growing.

Thanks!

Dr Jim said

Please follow me

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