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Old 10-12-2004, 10:41 PM
Mydnight
 
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Default I'm returning to China.

I have been following this newgroup for about a month now, and I have
really enjoyed it!

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me. I think I'm going to
setup some sort of paypal account or online buying service. I can get
you the best quality stuff for way cheaper than what's being sold on
the websites, I'm pretty sure.

I'm going back go Guangdong, and I have many many friends in the huge
Fangcun market in Guangzhou.

Feb 5 I'm out of here.


Mydnight

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thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades of an endless night.

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Old 10-12-2004, 11:10 PM
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In article ,
Mydnight wrote:

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me.


wow....this raises some interesting possiblities! i would
bet you could raise plenty of interest here and on the
tea mailing lists! i'm definitely interested.............pilo*
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In article ,
Mydnight wrote:

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me.


wow....this raises some interesting possiblities! i would
bet you could raise plenty of interest here and on the
tea mailing lists! i'm definitely interested.............pilo*
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:30 PM
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That would be absolutely fantastic. I would send you a check for $100 as a
deposit tomorrow, if you want.

Sasha.

"Mydnight" wrote in message
...
I have been following this newgroup for about a month now, and I have
really enjoyed it!

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me. I think I'm going to
setup some sort of paypal account or online buying service. I can get
you the best quality stuff for way cheaper than what's being sold on
the websites, I'm pretty sure.

I'm going back go Guangdong, and I have many many friends in the huge
Fangcun market in Guangzhou.

Feb 5 I'm out of here.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades
of an endless night.



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Old 10-12-2004, 11:30 PM
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That would be absolutely fantastic. I would send you a check for $100 as a
deposit tomorrow, if you want.

Sasha.

"Mydnight" wrote in message
...
I have been following this newgroup for about a month now, and I have
really enjoyed it!

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me. I think I'm going to
setup some sort of paypal account or online buying service. I can get
you the best quality stuff for way cheaper than what's being sold on
the websites, I'm pretty sure.

I'm going back go Guangdong, and I have many many friends in the huge
Fangcun market in Guangzhou.

Feb 5 I'm out of here.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades
of an endless night.





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Old 10-12-2004, 11:54 PM
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On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 23:30:19 GMT, "Alex Chaihorsky"
wrote:

That would be absolutely fantastic. I would send you a check for $100 as a
deposit tomorrow, if you want.


I think I'm going to run it via paypal more than likely. You don't
have to have a paypal account to remit money, do you? I remember the
thread here about all the problems people had with it.

This was just a headsup to everyone here. When I get myself solid in
Guangzhou, I can begin to scout out the market for items and things.
I'll also have to find some more information about sending things from
China. A package was sent to me China Post over a month ago
now...using the quick method.

FEDex and UPS are simply too stupidly expensive, IMO.


Mydnight

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thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades of an endless night.
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Old 11-12-2004, 01:45 AM
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Hello mydnight, wonderful idea. When you will be in China, I will be in
Maputo, Mozambique. Will it be possible to send me tea there? Otherwise
I will provide you my State Department address in Washington DC which
will delay the tea, two-three more weeks which is not good for some
types of teas. Please let me know, what types and grade teas are
available so I can order some tea. While your are talking about your
searching about postal system please also add a little time about China
to Mozambique postal cost. Otherwise, I will use China-US-Mozambique
channel. I am also going to China next year and would love to spend
sometime in Guangdong. My e-mail address is Please let me
know your thought and thanks again for your offer.

Ripon
Vienna,VA

Mydnight wrote:
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 23:30:19 GMT, "Alex Chaihorsky"
wrote:

That would be absolutely fantastic. I would send you a check for

$100 as a
deposit tomorrow, if you want.


I think I'm going to run it via paypal more than likely. You don't
have to have a paypal account to remit money, do you? I remember the
thread here about all the problems people had with it.

This was just a headsup to everyone here. When I get myself solid in
Guangzhou, I can begin to scout out the market for items and things.
I'll also have to find some more information about sending things

from
China. A package was sent to me China Post over a month ago
now...using the quick method.

FEDex and UPS are simply too stupidly expensive, IMO.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn

shades of an endless night.

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Old 11-12-2004, 01:45 AM
Ripon
 
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Hello mydnight, wonderful idea. When you will be in China, I will be in
Maputo, Mozambique. Will it be possible to send me tea there? Otherwise
I will provide you my State Department address in Washington DC which
will delay the tea, two-three more weeks which is not good for some
types of teas. Please let me know, what types and grade teas are
available so I can order some tea. While your are talking about your
searching about postal system please also add a little time about China
to Mozambique postal cost. Otherwise, I will use China-US-Mozambique
channel. I am also going to China next year and would love to spend
sometime in Guangdong. My e-mail address is Please let me
know your thought and thanks again for your offer.

Ripon
Vienna,VA

Mydnight wrote:
On Fri, 10 Dec 2004 23:30:19 GMT, "Alex Chaihorsky"
wrote:

That would be absolutely fantastic. I would send you a check for

$100 as a
deposit tomorrow, if you want.


I think I'm going to run it via paypal more than likely. You don't
have to have a paypal account to remit money, do you? I remember the
thread here about all the problems people had with it.

This was just a headsup to everyone here. When I get myself solid in
Guangzhou, I can begin to scout out the market for items and things.
I'll also have to find some more information about sending things

from
China. A package was sent to me China Post over a month ago
now...using the quick method.

FEDex and UPS are simply too stupidly expensive, IMO.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn

shades of an endless night.

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Old 11-12-2004, 03:32 AM
Mydnight
 
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On 10 Dec 2004 17:45:01 -0800, "Ripon" wrote:

Hello mydnight, wonderful idea. When you will be in China, I will be in
Maputo, Mozambique. Will it be possible to send me tea there? Otherwise
I will provide you my State Department address in Washington DC which
will delay the tea, two-three more weeks which is not good for some
types of teas. Please let me know, what types and grade teas are
available so I can order some tea. While your are talking about your
searching about postal system please also add a little time about China
to Mozambique postal cost. Otherwise, I will use China-US-Mozambique
channel. I am also going to China next year and would love to spend
sometime in Guangdong. My e-mail address is Please let me
know your thought and thanks again for your offer.

Ripon
Vienna,VA


Surely. I will look up information on sending to Mozambique, but I
can already tell you that China Post may have a problem sending things
to African countries. They are extremely prejudice towards Africans
in China from what I've seen. Some of my friends from Ghana tried to
go there and get jobs and a real problem with VISAs and so forth and
my friend from Mozambique tried to send some packages and customs
refused to let it go.

You are right. Teas being in transit for too long can spoil,
especially how they handle the packages there. I will ask around when
I get back and see if I can find some routes that exporters use.
Maybe there is a way around the huge wait time....then again, sending
a package or two of tea wouldn't be that expensive by airmail since
it's so light.

ATTN rec.food.drink.tea ATTN

Everyone that reads these posts, please be aware this is an idea that
recently dawned on me and I am in the preliminary stages of research
on it. I don't want to get everyone's hopes up and then find that
it's too difficult to send the tea this way. The most expensive part
would be the shipping, I think. I will do my best because some of the
sites that I have seen linked here and there are totally rip-off and
it angers me. But who knows what could come from this. I hope it
will work out!

cheers.


Mydnight

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thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades of an endless night.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:30 AM
Ripon
 
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You raised a very interesting issue here though it is not related with
tea. I can't stop myself to share some of my thought about Chinese
prejudice towards Africans. This view is not true anymore my friend.
Let me explain a little-

Chinese booming economy can't effort buying oil from international
market and many African countries are rich in oil and gas. African huge
market is a big hope for Chinese cheap product. Last year Africa-China
business was $ 18 billion and Chinese are expecting $30 billion within
two years. Many African countries are under American and British trade
embargo and China is taking this as a business opportunity. They are
investing heavily in African nation just for their cheap oil. Sudan,
Gabon, Nigeria, Angola, Zambia all of this countries are using China as
a trading broker- on the other hand China is getting cheap fuel from
them. Their growing economy can't effort high oil price anymore. China
know, many African countries per head GNP income is much higher then
China. China really care a lot about African nation because they can't
do many deal with Europe, American and many Asian countries. Africa is
the only place where they have more freedom to act.

Anyway I don't think, it will be a problem. If it is then, I will use
my State Department address. I hope to get some friend in the Chinese
embassy there so I can use some of their address. The area I am going
to live is five minutes walk from Chinese embassy. I always hope for
the best-

By the way, I have been to China and agree with you- how this vendors
are ripping-off us by the name of rare teas. I understand you feeling
about that. I really appreciate your effort for doing this for us. If
you can do it that's great, if you can't that's fine. Don;t worry-
Ripon
Vienna,VA



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Ripon
 
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You raised a very interesting issue here though it is not related with
tea. I can't stop myself to share some of my thought about Chinese
prejudice towards Africans. This view is not true anymore my friend.
Let me explain a little-

Chinese booming economy can't effort buying oil from international
market and many African countries are rich in oil and gas. African huge
market is a big hope for Chinese cheap product. Last year Africa-China
business was $ 18 billion and Chinese are expecting $30 billion within
two years. Many African countries are under American and British trade
embargo and China is taking this as a business opportunity. They are
investing heavily in African nation just for their cheap oil. Sudan,
Gabon, Nigeria, Angola, Zambia all of this countries are using China as
a trading broker- on the other hand China is getting cheap fuel from
them. Their growing economy can't effort high oil price anymore. China
know, many African countries per head GNP income is much higher then
China. China really care a lot about African nation because they can't
do many deal with Europe, American and many Asian countries. Africa is
the only place where they have more freedom to act.

Anyway I don't think, it will be a problem. If it is then, I will use
my State Department address. I hope to get some friend in the Chinese
embassy there so I can use some of their address. The area I am going
to live is five minutes walk from Chinese embassy. I always hope for
the best-

By the way, I have been to China and agree with you- how this vendors
are ripping-off us by the name of rare teas. I understand you feeling
about that. I really appreciate your effort for doing this for us. If
you can do it that's great, if you can't that's fine. Don;t worry-
Ripon
Vienna,VA

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Old 11-12-2004, 05:39 AM
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On 10 Dec 2004 21:30:57 -0800, "Ripon" wrote:

You raised a very interesting issue here though it is not related with
tea. I can't stop myself to share some of my thought about Chinese
prejudice towards Africans. This view is not true anymore my friend.
Let me explain a little-


Well, I was just telling you from what I saw when I was there earlier
this year. I dealt with many business-types and people in embassies
and so forth and they all seem to have it in for Africans. I spent
about 3 or 4 months with a dear friend of mine from Ghana and he
seemed to have so much trouble.

By the way, I have been to China and agree with you- how this vendors
are ripping-off us by the name of rare teas. I understand you feeling
about that. I really appreciate your effort for doing this for us. If
you can do it that's great, if you can't that's fine. Don;t worry-
Ripon
Vienna,VA



I will do my best, I assure you. I am just sick of seeing low grade
tea being sold on websites so expensively.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades of an endless night.
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On 10 Dec 2004 21:30:57 -0800, "Ripon" wrote:

You raised a very interesting issue here though it is not related with
tea. I can't stop myself to share some of my thought about Chinese
prejudice towards Africans. This view is not true anymore my friend.
Let me explain a little-


Well, I was just telling you from what I saw when I was there earlier
this year. I dealt with many business-types and people in embassies
and so forth and they all seem to have it in for Africans. I spent
about 3 or 4 months with a dear friend of mine from Ghana and he
seemed to have so much trouble.

By the way, I have been to China and agree with you- how this vendors
are ripping-off us by the name of rare teas. I understand you feeling
about that. I really appreciate your effort for doing this for us. If
you can do it that's great, if you can't that's fine. Don;t worry-
Ripon
Vienna,VA



I will do my best, I assure you. I am just sick of seeing low grade
tea being sold on websites so expensively.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades of an endless night.
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Old 11-12-2004, 07:42 AM
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How long are you going to be there or is it a permanent move?


"Mydnight" wrote in message
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I have been following this newgroup for about a month now, and I have
really enjoyed it!

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me. I think I'm going to
setup some sort of paypal account or online buying service. I can get
you the best quality stuff for way cheaper than what's being sold on
the websites, I'm pretty sure.

I'm going back go Guangdong, and I have many many friends in the huge
Fangcun market in Guangzhou.

Feb 5 I'm out of here.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades

of an endless night.




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How long are you going to be there or is it a permanent move?


"Mydnight" wrote in message
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I have been following this newgroup for about a month now, and I have
really enjoyed it!

If anyone here wants any tea sent from China but not worry about all
the exporting and fees, you can just contact me. I think I'm going to
setup some sort of paypal account or online buying service. I can get
you the best quality stuff for way cheaper than what's being sold on
the websites, I'm pretty sure.

I'm going back go Guangdong, and I have many many friends in the huge
Fangcun market in Guangzhou.

Feb 5 I'm out of here.


Mydnight

--------------------
thus then i turn me from my countries light, to dwell in the solemn shades

of an endless night.




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