2019: How much will you spend on tea this year?
Hmmm, I should’ve kept track of spending last year. I’d guess I spent around $1500 usd for tea and teaware. I plan on drinking down what I have and sharing the love through trades for most of this year. Of course I’ll be purchasing some fresh green teas this spring and for the assload of puerh samples I bought last year, I’m allowing myself to buy cakes of my favorites this year. I’m not placing any limits on my tea expenditures, instead choosing to spend wisely.
Jan total: $212 USD
$110 @ White2Tea
$42 @ Old Ways Tea
$66 @ What-Cha
I just did some calculating and found I am almost up to $200 for tea this month alone. What the bleep happened? I join this site and suddenly I’m hemorrhaging funds and drowning in yummy tea. This is very much not good. ACK!
I definitely want to keep track this year so I can manage my tea spending better:
Jan so far
Winterwoods Tea Company (kickstarter) $57.00
Feb. $115 (so far)
This is probably my most expensive hobby yet. And I still haven’t bought a decent in mug strainer yet. That’s going to be another 20 dollars right there. Ugly crying into empty wallet
I don’t know whether you’re looking for advice on infusers, but I would highly recommend the Finum brew basket:
The mesh is superfine so it can handle small particles like rooibos, plus it’s durable and easy to clean. Plus it comes with a lid that doubles as a drip tray!
Also highly recommend. These are better infusers than the laser-cut metal type (eg DavidsTea) for nearly everything.
I’m adding my vote for the Finum infusers. I have two of them and they’re great!
I’m (unfortunately) up to about $300 so far, and despite my prior claims about restraint, I foresee a steady incline. Why, oh why did I have to discover Bitterleaf teaware?
Edit: up to $550 now (no thanks to White2Tea and Bitterleaf ;) )