You know you're "addicted" to tea when ....
When I have more tea than I can store and drink, but shopping for tea and reading reviews for new teas on this site is what I do with my break.
When I start selling my old books to place another order on davidstea.com even though the one I ordered last week hasn’t come in yet..
When I go to sleep at night, I lie in bed thinking about which tea I’ll have in the morning, and then waking up earlier than my alarm to have my first cup because I’m so excited.
When I find myself just going to tea-related websites in my free time, be they Steepster or vendors or whatever, and just hanging around, not buying anything or doing anything productive.
When I find myself looking up YouTube videos about tea to unwind after a long day.
When I find myself just thinking about tea when I’m stressed out, feeling negative, or whatever – or even when I’m in a good mood and it’s what’s on my mind – because its existence makes me happy and it helps keep me grounded.
When the first thing I do after a 25-hour fast is make myself some tea…
Getting new tea makes your day, and being frustrated when tea packages you’re waiting for take a while.
When you stress about the large number of teas that are in your cupboard, but you still continue to buy more tea.
I totally had this thought the other night. I was feeling so overwhelmed and almost worried about how much I have and how some of it is going to be getting really old… and yet, I have four new 100g bags of tea headed my way in the next two weeks or so… oops…
When you hide any parcels that come through the post!
… when any cup of milk WITHOUT matcha just feels like a waste.
Looking at when you go on holiday can I bring some tea home and where from
I know I’m addicted to tea when I just won Butiki Tea’s art contest and am having a hard time narrowing the order down to $50!
haha, i so feel you. once or twice i’ve made a huge order to get free shipping and i’m like “i actually knocked some stuff off to keep it reasonable, and i had a $75 minimum? REALLY? o_O” sooooo many teas!
Totally! I’m for sure taking this opportunity to try some of the unusual/expensive ones I’ve had my eye on- Japanese puerh, 1991 aged oolong, Da Yu Ling oolong…and I’m totally getting a gaiwan, since I don’t own one and have been wanting one for a while now! :D
oooh, if i recall the ‘91 aged oolong is really unique and pretty awesome tasting, super complex (and japanese pu erh?! didn’t even know about that!). and squee at a first gaiwan! yay!
!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s awesome. i agree with MelissaTea….. i want to see. =0)
AKA i’m happy to selflessly promote the work stephanie created haha.
nice composition, I do character animation, MFA from CalARTS, I love the uniformity of line, nicely done
Thanks TEArender. I just have a bachelor’s in art, but I get to work full time in Photoshop, which I love. I mostly do photo manipulation/restoration :)