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by aet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New EU VAT regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: New EU VAT regulations

I'm just googling it and can not find any website where to register and obtain the IOSS identification number. There is no any info on internet leading to some particular website of any country where can register.
by aet
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: UK tea drinkers
Replies: 0
Views: 25

UK tea drinkers

I'm just wondering how new import tax enforcement has influenced your buying experience? Do you have a big problems at customs if the vendor has no tax registered number on parcel ( means the import tax hasn't been sent upfront from vendor ) ? I've tried to register on their website ( tax office Uk ...
by aet
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can taste change within weeks
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Can taste change within weeks

you taste perception is changing on many factors , and yes , the drinking experience is one of them along with body and mind estate at the moment you drink your cup. The actual taste of tea also changes based on storage ( time & conditions ) and not only applied to puerh. Many Kunming vendors proudl...
by aet
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Some of my teas acquire a sour soybean taste and smell
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Some of my teas acquire a sour soybean taste and smell

I also only add my guess on that. If your tea came from higher humidity place like GZ , SH, HK or even Fujian , there is a fairly amount of moisture in leaf which needs to be maintained in ventilated condition. If you keep sealed , high possibility of “fast fermenting” process which is sort of compo...
by aet
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What teas are easy on the stomach
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Re: What teas are easy on the stomach

I'm not a doctor neither scientist but just from personal experience , as I also have sometimes issues with to acid stomach ( especially after spring harvest ) , light infusions of shu puerh ( like red color, not black ) or Liu Bao. Basically I stay away form anything "green" like stuff. Sometimes i...
by aet
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blends vs. Single Origin
Replies: 14
Views: 565

Re: Blends vs. Single Origin

I can only add to that from puerh business point of view. Big tea factories mostly ( that's my personal observation ) blend tea from economical point of view. Companies like Dayi for their 1234 whatever recipes shu puerh, they would use some very cheap summer bush tea from Yunxian ( Lincang ) as a b...
by aet
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Dayi 7542
Replies: 30
Views: 1295

Re: Dayi 7542

... I don't remember now if XG or Zhong Cha, but I think it's a XG - from this year has a rule for retail prices. If you are agent and sell for less than recommended price, you would get penalized. If you sell it to someone who re-sell it for less than rec.retail price, you also might get in troubl...
by aet
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Dayi 7542
Replies: 30
Views: 1295

Re: Dayi 7542

Here's one: 2010 Year Puer Tea 357g Premium TAETEA 7542 Raw Cake Sheng Chinese Dayi Lose Weight Tea Pu-erh mrmopuopu, anything catch your eye? I didn't have time to study the wrapper ( compare with the one I have home ) , but in general you can think that way. If somebody makes a fake copy , then t...
by aet
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New EU VAT regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: New EU VAT regulations

and what will be story with parcels over 150e ? Same as now. which is? I'm asking because except parcels below 20e ( or something around this ) I'm not aware of any difference between parcels below 150e and above 150e in matter of customs procedures in EU. I thought that same rules apply . or am I ...
by aet
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New EU VAT regulations
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Re: New EU VAT regulations

and what will be story with parcels over 150e ?
by aet
Fri Nov 06, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Premium Silver Needle Vendors
Replies: 33
Views: 6731

Re: Premium Silver Needle Vendors

Not exactly sure what you mean by "asking community for safe boat". "I'm looking to sample some high quality Silver Needle offerings. Do you have any recommendations?" ...is asking for the safe boat "'Id suggest to look up on Chinese names in Pinyin and try those in google ." ....is teaching you ho...
by aet
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Premium Silver Needle Vendors
Replies: 33
Views: 6731

Re: Premium Silver Needle Vendors

Just a bit education if I may: The tea made only of tips is made from the bush. There is no way that anybody would use Gushu material and make a 1 kg of tea only from tips. Why? Because arbor trees have significant less tips ( ratio tips and leave per tree / tree branch ) , so the labor is extremely...
by aet
Tue Oct 27, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Additional Regions
Topic: An Ode to Czech Potters
Replies: 36
Views: 4753

Re: An Ode to Czech Potters

Not trying to deny anything you mentioned about Czechia's tea culture however i'd add it's also a matter of perspective for it's blatantly clear we can't dare to compare what could arguably be called tea motherland ( China ) with the whole geographical Europe ( western Russia included ) where i'd s...
by aet
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 1681

Re: Shipping delays from China?

To all: You can post your complains on China Post official forum https://track-chinapost.com/?page_id=242 https://track-chinapost.com/?page_id=242/china-post-forum-group1/china-post-discussion-forum14 Please do so , and they might finally tell us all what the heck happened in Shanghai back then. Cou...
by aet
Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discount means Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Discount means Failure

agree with all comments above alright. Marketing strategy is the part of the retail of course and as the research article ( link to huffpost ) says " people feel more happy " with discounts or freebies. Some farmers send us quite a lot of free samples and we feel bad about it..in sense that we feel ...