I think this is going to be the most creative post of all time....
I can't seem to justify 15 $ / 1oz from ito-en gyokuro to my SO.....
she thinks I paid 15 $ for 1 lb of gyokuro...
how do you guys do it?
That's a good question. My SO is becoming, shall we say, "curious" about the amount of tea I am buying, the # of adagio tins I have stacked up in the "tea cabinet", and what it all costs.
I have a few thoughts on the matter:
1) Tea makes you happy, and therefore you can't put a price on happiness!
2) Having a daily Starbucks/fancy coffee drink habit is more expensive than a daily tea habit
3) Tea is good for you, so you're saving money in the long run from not having expensive doctor bills (okay, this one's a bit of a reach...)
4) Tea can be viewed as a hobby/passion, and many hobbies cost money
That all being said.... isn't gyokuro traditionally used in Japan for special occassions only, and not as an every day tea...?