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by aet
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

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: 357

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 ...
by aet
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discount means Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Discount means Failure

Please note that this topic is related to single item / unit discounts not to wholesale / quantity discount concepts. A while ago I was watching a program , an interview with some owner of clothes ( fashion ) company. He said one sentence which I resonate with : " Giving a discount is admitting a f...
by aet
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free Shippng
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Free Shippng

I still can't work that out. I believe we all agree that no any postal service works for free , right? If sending 100g box to one country costs me 4$ but same box to other country is 10$ or even 20$ ( if no e-pack available , but of course offer can be set only on e-paket countries ) , what kind of ...
by aet
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover

Yep , unfortunately I must agree with StoneLadle here about the prices in HK . I'd say everything is very expensive there. I lived in Shenzhen before , which is not cheap either but going to HK for me was like "yehee, let's spend some money" ;-) The rents are so high , that some people working in HK...
by aet
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: Shipping delays from China?

It's just, the order was in 'checking stock" status for a week, then still hasn't even shown up in EMS/China Post tracking aside from saying 'label created.' it's not like it's saying stuck in Shanghai or anything. You can try https://www.17track.net/en it is better than official EMS/China Post tra...
by aet
Sat Oct 03, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: Shipping delays from China?

That has been discussed also on Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/tea/comments/hei331/do_you_have_an_order_of_tea_coming_in_from_china/ astroturfing drama of 2017. ... what is that ? "I wonder how long I should wait before I ask the vendor to file a claim, if they can even do that." ..I believe each...
by aet
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover

StoneLadle wrote:
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:41 pm
Loose leaf PE is a bit of an anomaly for West facing vendors...
;-) yep, I know. We currently offer only around 20 products in loose Shu pu and mostly Asians buy though ;-)
by aet
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover
Replies: 33
Views: 1113

Re: Shu Recommendations for Sheng Lover

I believe that better than lifebuoy is to learn how to swim . buy loose leaf - you get best price for quality , because no pressing & packaging fee involved , but the most importantly no branding ( that makes the highest margin , like from double price to what ever producer / vendor desires ) Brands...
by aet
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shipping delays from China?
Replies: 23
Views: 871

Re: Shipping delays from China?

That has been discussed also on Reddit.
https://www.reddit.com/r/tea/comments/h ... rom_china/
by aet
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2289

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Well, I had some aged oolong from 95 stored in Thailand ( sample exchange with other vendor ) . I'm not experienced oolong drinker so can not confirm the age but it does taste like ( had a specific notes of ) aged sheng puerh of clean Puer ( Simao ) storage approx from the same time. And as I menti...
by aet
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2289

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Well, I had some aged oolong from 95 stored in Thailand ( sample exchange with other vendor ) . I'm not experienced oolong drinker so can not confirm the age but it does taste like ( had a specific notes of ) aged sheng puerh of clean Puer ( Simao ) storage approx from the same time. And as I mentio...
by aet
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Aging oolong? How to do it?
Replies: 68
Views: 2289

Re: Aging oolong? How to do it?

Is it possible to make a "fake" old oolong? I mean like the way it's done with puerh. Storage adjustments to promote faster aging then moving to different environment to "dry off" excessive wet notes ( which of course still persist , but if doing things right , the impact is minimal ) . I had puerh ...
by aet
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: tuo cha
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: tuo cha

they don't expose all tuos without wrapper , just one type and that looks ok ( no flavoring needed ) . Now the waiting time for parcels is longer because Covid, yet depends on country, We shipped to Ireland and UK , customers got it within less than 3 weeks , yet other countries can take 2 months . ...
by aet
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: tuo cha
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: tuo cha

need to post pictures without the wrapper. Also the link to the source.
Then can help