$48 AUD for 30 grams of tea seems a little steep until I converted it back into what I’ve been paying in USD which puts this at $36USD which sounds slightly better EXCEPT for the fact that although I live in the U.S. I’m actually paid in AUD so all this has done is make me realize just how much money I’m suddenly spending on tea since the Aussie dollar has dropped from $1.10 US to 0.75c US in the last four months!! That tea buying hiatus is looking more and more appealing… Sigh!!
T2 has this tea as a sample pot at the counter and I couldn’t help but pour myself a little taste while waiting to purchase my bags and bags and bags of Melbourne Breakfast tea (the staple go to tea in my house!). I sipped and poured myself another taste as the sales assistant spun me a story about where this tea originated from and how 600 tea plants were brought into New Zealand twenty years ago and how only a handful survived through customs making this tea very rare…. As I sipped and tasted the malt, barley, honey and cocoa notes I wa convinced into buying a tin of this pretty amazing tea! Since then I’ve steeped at home and found the same delicious notes accompanied by an almost woodsy or pine note and as the tea stands up well to three or four sweepings I guess the $48 is a little easier to swallow