Always wish to be disciplined and drink my teas in good order, finish off the old packages, wait to open new ones, but generally I fail miserably in that. I do have quite a few unopened teas, however, as experience has taught how fast some lovely teas can go off when their vacuum or nitrogen flush is disturbed.
Still, by the end of the month, even with no trips to tea shops (very likely) and no new online orders (also very likely), I will probably have opened something new.....so 80%.
But starting the day with Honyama sencha from Yuuki-cha, my first yunomi, and my favorite kyusu. Nothing new there, but plenty of happiness.
Apropos of a query in a recent TeaDay topic
, this shows the genius of the kyusu to me--the side handle fitting the hand and together with thumb on the cool knob, stabilizes the pour without blocking the air hole as happens on many chinese pots where the hole is in the knob. Even this lefty is happy with the right-sided side handle on this pot.