granniero wrote:I would buy more tea, lots of it, new flavors, since I am fairly new and still learning what I like and don't. Yesterday I had a pot of PG Tips and used more infusions of same leaves to make iced tea that I am ejoying today.
bambooforest wrote:I went with nothing changes. Why? Because, I can honestly tell you that I'm truly blessed, and I absolutely love the tea that I have in my hut. Beyond that, I will always continue buying teas that are considered to be of varying grades. I will never buy just the top grade. I got news for you, sometimes I enjoy the "lower" grades even more.
And then there is the question of variety. Higher grades often have a certain flavor profile, and the medium grades will have their own unique signature. Variety isn't just about different tea -- it's also about different grades of teas!
In my cup, Farmer's Shincha from Hibiki-An. This is my first session, so my immediate impression may not be wholly accurate. But, from my first 4 steeps -- I love this stuff!!!! It has such wonderful qualities to it, so natural tasting, sweet, and relaxing. Re-steeps very well. And it's reasonably priced, by no means considered a top grade. This tea is testimony that top grades are not always the ones that elicit the widest of smiles.