There are links to Hobbes' reviews of the teas. Many, if not most, of us follow his blog and can use his reviews as measuring stick. WTF other criteria can I, who doesn't read any Mandarin and doesn't have the funds to pay a fortune for this tea from Nada, possibly use to make a purchase? All I can read on the Taobao page is the arabic numerals and a couple of characters. I seriously resent you implying that we are selecting based solely on "how pretty the colors on the label are."
Originally Posted by Maitre_Tea
It isn't like we are forcing folks to participate, either. I think it's pretty clear to everyone that neither TGY or myself have tasted a single drop of these teas before. It isn't even about sharing the risk because I'm going to purchase some cakes for myself even if everyone else backs out.
If you have any helpful input on how to select cakes for a group buy I'm all ears.
The winter boys... drinking heavy water from a stone.