Once it was seen, it had to be purchased! (tea)
I would like to open a discussion about tea/s that were automatic buys once you saw it/them.
This thread will easily contribute to the depleting out of my bank account :)
Today I was browsing the internet and accidentally came across this and it was an automatic purchase without a thought. The tea name alone was enough but then the photography… a must buy for myself.
BLACKBERRY CARAMEL Pu-erh Tea
(You’ll notice it’s sold out… blame me ;P )
Oh I saw this and almost bought it earlier in the week! I think it was even in my cart. I can’t wait to hear how it is! They have some other very interesting blends.
Here is one that got me. .
Andrew, are you buying tea from Canada while you are in Asia? You crack me up!
I don’t think I’ve ever had that experience. Plenty that I wanted upon sight, and some that I ogled and obsessed about and ultimately purchased, but I am reluctant to spend money and grew up very poor so I almost never make an impulse purchase.
I do like watching everyone else do it though! For me, I tend to be disappointed when I buy something impulsively. I like a bit of time to evaluate if I really want/need it or if it was a whim. I’m STILL debating living room furniture!
Ditto. I usually wait a month to see if it still catches my eye. Or I wait for a sale. I miss out on a lot of things that way. But I figure, hey, I’m still living without it!
I totally second the buyers remorse you have. It only happens when I do that impulsive thing. I have so many scraps of paper with pro/con lists on them! Even for tea!
I am much the same, the only time I ever allow myself impulse purchases are at thrift stores and yard sales, because that thing will be gone and no time to debate over it!
But I always enjoy watching the happiness of others when they get to splurge on something fancy on impulse!
I usually have things I’ve been wanting for awhile, and when the perfect opportunity arises, I grab it. For example, I’ve been interested in wuyi oolongs lately and Verdant released three last week, so I went for it!
Also, there may have been an impulsive buy today regarding Jian shui teapots…. ;)
Ya. :) I’ve been eyeing their pots for some time. I don’t have any clay pots yet. No yixing, no Jian shui, and these were a great shape and size and reasonable price. I ordered these two:
Someone look at this and decide it has to be bought… and then send me a sample :p
Please!!! I am on a search for a good blackberry tea- I’ll split it with you and say that I impulse bought it still :p
From the packaging to the idea of what it is put together is very appealing along with the fact that it is from the UK.
I try to use this thread to find hidden wonders that were automatic buys as a trap for myself to fall into and end up causing someone else to purchase something…
I will save you a cup of the caramel blackberry pu-erh then!
I went on a trip for a Comic Expo on the weekend, and visited their local tea shop. They imported Sakura Sencha! (not the fake cherry flavored stuff, but with real Sakura blossoms) it was a bit pricey, but a great opportunity, so I totally took it. They also had Pu-Erh stuffed tangerines, so I had to grab one of those too, along with a couple more regular teas.