tenuki wrote:Deja Vu
on the question. Did no-one else notice the repeat?
My bad tea goes on my garden, not in the trash. Plants need tea too.
Yes, the question is similar to a previous one, with a subtle difference...this is focused on the "throw away" aspect. Over time this will certainly happen as we get a lot of newbies, or the question may bare repeating due to the passage of time. There will certainly be similar questions also.
Having been seriously drinking tea for 8 years, I have had my share of bad tea, but not lately. However I have teas from literall when I started drinking tea that I just recently found. They were kept because they were sitting in a nice tin or something.
I opten come back to a tea that I did not like at first, sometimes the passage of time is just what the tea needed. For this reason, I virtually never throw tea away. I should though. But first it goes into the TeaBath reserve.
Sencha Kirameki is in my cup so far today. A stellar shincha from Tsuen Tea House, in operation for 700 year and 29 generations by the same family. This is history in my cup.