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Ya know, it’s just not that special. To me, it’s not worth the premium price it commands. I’m starting to realize that for my regular daily drinking, I’m going to have to find 2 or 3 pretty basic teas (like a basic Keemun, a basic Yunnan golden tip, and a basic Taiwanese oolong), and then have a few over-the-top spectacular ones that I treat myself to once in a while. (See Butiki.) This tea would not fit into any of those categories, so I don’t think I will purchase it again.

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Bonnie

It’s tough but I have to watch it too.

Rachel J

Things are going down the way they did when I first got into tea in 2006. (Took a break from 2010-now.) Basically, I went crazy trying 4 million different teas for a couple of months, and then I settled into just a few.

Bonnie

I have quite a bit of tea, but I have favorites and a limited amount to spend on tea. I keep an eye open for free samples (the last tea I reviewed freom teajo was one of those). Value to me is also in the quality. It’s a waste if I don’t like the tea or can’t resteep it. A few good friends to swap with are valued assets, especially when you find ones that have similar taste in tea or who have interests that you’d like to try. When I cup out artificially flavored tea, my enjoyment increased.

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Bonnie

It’s tough but I have to watch it too.

Rachel J

Things are going down the way they did when I first got into tea in 2006. (Took a break from 2010-now.) Basically, I went crazy trying 4 million different teas for a couple of months, and then I settled into just a few.

Bonnie

I have quite a bit of tea, but I have favorites and a limited amount to spend on tea. I keep an eye open for free samples (the last tea I reviewed freom teajo was one of those). Value to me is also in the quality. It’s a waste if I don’t like the tea or can’t resteep it. A few good friends to swap with are valued assets, especially when you find ones that have similar taste in tea or who have interests that you’d like to try. When I cup out artificially flavored tea, my enjoyment increased.

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I happily reside in Park Slope, Brooklyn with my husband, our baby son, and our dog. I teach over 40 piano students per week at my home studio and created “Fundamental Keys”, a classical piano method book and video series.

My husband and I are vegan and have been for about 8 years. We are enjoying bringing up our little one in the vegan tradition!

I went through a major tea phase some years ago (2006-2009) and had quite a collection and tasted hundreds of varieties. Then I went off caffeine when I decided to have a baby, and after he was born I got into a nasty coffee habit. Now I’ve come back to tea, thank goodness. I’m finding my tastes have changed quite a bit since my first go at tea fanaticism. Really enjoying some of the amazing and deliciously complex teas I’ve learned about through Steepster!

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