Tea Buying Hiatus Support Group

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Rarrgh. I want to order some Verdant Teas!…..And those Andrews & Dunham teas I keep eyeing….But the former is expensive and the latter I’ve never tried any of them so I can’t justify buying such large amounts.
/mopes/ And I have so much tea I need to try/drink already that I shouldn’t be pining for more. Lol!
Just wanted to rant somewhere that’d understand. XD

Dexter said

I understand. My cupboard is exploding and yet I still look around, see what sales are going on. I need to be happy with what I have and drink some of MY teas before I start pining for more.

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apt said

this is pretty hard to do if both my last order (jing tea shop) and preorder (verdant) get fucking delayed…

apt said

JTS is delayed a MONTH

I have one serving of yancha and one serving of dancong left.

apt said

Sebastien from Jing Tea Shop just emailed me to say that it shipped. Maybe this won’t be so hard.

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Cheri select said

After looking at my credit card bill and realizing that I spent a lot a lot of money in the last month on various things (it seems to be donation time of the year, and I had a trip that wound up costing more than anticipated, and I had to fix my car…) although most of that wasn’t tea, this bill does dig into my savings. I think I’m just going to have to go a while without buying any more tea.

Ouch.

Now if I can just make myself NOT look at all these tea websites.

Good luck :-)
I too have been bad this past month in particular….I have decided to go fix myself a cup of one of my favourite tea every time I feel the itch of browsing a website, just to remind myself I ALREADY have too much tea awaiting in the cupboard!!! We’ll see how that works for me :-)

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I almost cracked last night—I was craving chamomile, but I have none in my cupboard which have not been already reviewed!

This Blazing New Rating challenge may end by ushering in a whole slew of new chamomile purchases! ;-)

lol I think maybe The Blazing New Ratings initiative maybe become counterproductive if you buy new teas for the purpose of never drinking ones you’ve already rated. I think think anyone while blame you for drinking any tea in your cupboard that you want. You craved chamomile, you have chamomile. What’s the problem? :)

Hahahahah, madametj: the problem is OCD! lol

lol!

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Izzie said

http://imgur.com/a/BpmMF#2

My stash doesn’t even fit on one foldable table thing. Cannot buy more tea.

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Sil select said

i need help… i fully blame cavocorax and variatea for my lapse recently..but now with travelling tea boxes and a few orders and swaps incoming i’m getting dangerously closer to suddenly being back to 300, after being at 115 2 weeks ago! eep!

Oh noooo!!! Sabotage????

apt said

dont be a blamer ;)

Cavocorax said

Sorry? (so not sorry)
What’d VariaTEA do?

Sil select said

Encouraging purchases…..swaps…lol

apt said

swapping tea isnt purchasing tea. no money is being spent.

Sil select said

I don’t care about the money lol it’s the tea amount….and swapping does cost money, just not as much.

Dinosara said

Haha, yeah swapping has always been far more dangerous for my cupboard numbers than purchases. At least they will be small amounts?

Sil select said

yeah i have about 150 1 cup samples to drink lol…but that’s still a lot of time haha

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I’ve bought teaware, I’ve bought samples….ugh. Must. Be. Strong! I want to buy mooooore!!! >_<

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I’ve been trying to find more places that will send tea samples for reviews.

apt said

what places will? Other than yunomi.us

Teavivre, Teasenz, a couple others.

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Cheri select said

Right now, I keep looking at websites for placing orders. Bad Cheri BAD! I told myself no, I would not buy more. But then I ran out of one of my go to evening teas (Red Rocks) and I have found about 5 new teas that I really want to buy for sure.

But no, I can’t.

That credit card bill last month was way too high.

Dexter said

Before you buy, check through your cupboard for something that might temporarily replace Red Rocks as your go to evening tea?
If you have nothing to replace it, then a “small” order might be justified. If you have several similar, then maybe drink them for awhile and look at ordering next month?

Cheri select said

I have other evening teas that are nice, but nothing similar at all. Ah well. I’m being strong. For now.

Cheri select said

I have come up with a better solution. My birthday is coming up, and I’m adding all of the teas I want to my Amazon wishlist. Maybe someone will surprise me with gifts of tea. But adding them there is preventing me from buying them for myself right now.

Dexter said

That’s a great idea. Hope it works out for you. :))

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yyz said

Maybe not full hiatus but I really should go on an aliexpress hiatus for a little while. In the past month I have bought:

2 green teas, a Yunnan biluochun black tea, jinmaohou, a yinhao black tea a gaiwan, lapsang Souchong, Yunnan pagoda black tea, da Hong pao. Given that the smallest amount of tea is 100g I really need to avoid the site for a while.

boychik said

just block the site, ask someone to do it, so you dont know how to unblock. my habby did it for youtube and FB, kiddies just couldnt stop.

yyz said

I should, but I have to wait until I receive everything and confirm the orders. On the other hand I did successfully avoid purchases for about 5 months before this. The only thing I am really tempted to buy is some more Laoshan or Rizhao black teas.

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