Just had mine delivered today. Oh, it smells DIVINE!
I came here to search for the proper amount to brew (and found that info... I love this place). I'll be trying it this afternoon with about 5-6 pearls per cup and see how it is. I'm sure this'll be a nice alternative to my Jasmine Anteadote.
Truly, in the long run, it's not THAT expensive in comparison to some other drinks you could be spending money on. A single bottle of wine doesn't last all that long and can costs way more. This is how I justify the splurge to myself anyway.