2020: How Much Will You Spend on Tea This Year!?

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Neology said

I’ve been into the hobby for a few years now, but never tracked my spending. I might regret doing so by the end of the year. >_>

January | $252.55

white2tea club subscription: $29.99
Adagio: $100.80
Davidstea: $65.96
T2: $55.80

Well, I admit that some of those post-holiday sales got to me! And I wanted to stock up on Tangerine Tuxedo since it seemed like a more reasonably priced alternative to one of my husband’s favorites, Harney & Sons Little Orange.

I’m hesitant to set myself a limit, but ideally, I will not spend more than $1,200 for the year. I’d like to allow myself one big Spring order, some nice puer for my birthday in August, and more puer for black Friday. Every other time I’m tempted to shop, hopefully, I’ll remember the 350+ already taking up my cabinet and bin space.

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lots :D

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Biddolius said

I have the exact same worry. I’ve also been outlaying on gong fu kit (a lot from Mei Leaf in London). Already went £100 on a cake of Calamansi Swooper and $200 from White2Leaf. Still waiting on a delivery from China from Crimson Lotus (Split personality sheng / shou package) that was about $35. I can easily see it going to £1000 over the year. But I’m sure other blokes spend that on vinyl :D

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I finally calculated my 2019 tea spending and it totaled $2,180.21. Oy vey. So far in 2020…$595.61. I’m officially going on a buying ban.

Good luck with that. I have found that when the tea calls, I answer. As it stands, I plan on making an order in the next day from Adagio. You show me a tea I can only buy one day every four years, and I’ll show you my debit card…

Shae said

Now I’m curious – which tea??

I already broke my buying ban because I couldn’t miss it. XD
Shae- It’s Brigadoon Breakfast by Adagio, it only comes out on Leap Years!

Shae said

How cool! Thank you!

I caved and ordered it as well; along with a bunch of Buffy samples…

Oh, there were several Doctor Who samples in my order as well. There were a couple that are actually listed on here that sounded pretty scrumptious. A couple Earl Grey blends (Big Surprise). Can’t wait.

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Dr Jim said

2017: $1591
2018: $364
2019: Zero
2020 goal: $5.

I have roughly 40 pounds of sheng puerh, 20 pounds of shou (which I hardly ever drink anymore) and about a cubic foot of other assorted teas, most of which are now at least 2 years old. I’m 67 years old so this represents something like 3 lifetimes of tea.

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hawkband1 said

I was over budget last year at $1351.18. I’m going to try to get back to $1000 (including the White2Tea club). $640 in regular purchases. I’m doing pretty well going through my older teas though, but I need to work on drinking my puerh.

Feb
Little Woods $45

Grand Total
$45

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