How much is TOO much?!
Where I work we have a hot water tap on the water cooler and the water comes out perfect temp every time… we’re spoiled! and I am spending the summer with two other tea lovers – my hubby calls it: “Bad news” lol
Too much depends on the person, I’d say. I don’t often have a huge variety of teas in my cupboard – maybe 30 at most. What I have found to be too much is when I order too much of one flavor and then grow tired of it. That’s why I like to have some variety – something for iced teas, something green, something white, and something black…oh, and oolong…must have oolong.
Gotta agree with the general consensus: “too much” is too subjective!
I only have about 9 different loose-leafs and a few boxes of bagged… but I can tell from how I’ve been buying and from my general personality that I’m going to have a TON of different loose leaf teas before long. I already have different moods for different Assams at different days or even times of day… other times it’s “which Darjeeling?” or “I need my Keemun”. This’ll only get worse (better?) as time goes on, lol.
Some tea are better aged while others are best when enjoyed fresh. Know what you are buying and your experience will tell you what quantity to buy for each tea. Most tea drinkers I know have a STOCKPILE of tea at home. Is that too much? Not really, as long as you drink them. You’ll know you are wasting tea when you have tea that you don’t touch for months (other than the ones you purposely buy to age).