Libertatis wrote:(and to answer the question about price, i do not mind paying a higher prices for excellent tea (though i am still a bargain shopper). I know people who routinely spend $50 on a bottle of wine at dinner, I for one would much rather spend that money on Tea! (and tea goes way further!))
augie wrote:$50 bucks on a bottle of wine makes me half crazy! If I had $50 extra bucks/month the high I would get from socking it away into my mutual fund would seriously surpass anything I'd get from the wine!
augie wrote:Taste is very subjective and there is no guarantee. You might think the $46 tea is the absolute best and I may try it and gag.
Mary R wrote:The high I get from seeing the growing account is certainly impressive.
Libertatis wrote:augie wrote:Taste is very subjective and there is no guarantee. You might think the $46 tea is the absolute best and I may try it and gag.
I agree with you on this point, but i must admit the high mt oolongs (especially Li Shan) command incredibly high prices and in my opinion they are absolutely fantastic. The price is a bit misleading too, because you can actually get more steepings out of a good high mt oolong. Ultimately i like having a variety of oolongs so you don't have to drink the expensive stuff all the time, you can keep it for special occasions!
Libertatis wrote:did you try this in the Floating Leaves store in Ballard? (Seattle) My brother hangs out there often and i am a big fan of their store. I have not tried the Buddha's hand, but i am tempted to order sum from Hou De (i have loved every oolong i have bought from them). I might be in Seattle in a couple weeks so perhaps i will just swing by the shop and try it there.
augie wrote:Alright, when y'all say that you get more infusions from the Li Shan or other more expensive tea, what are you comparing?
....my husband and I will drink oolong tea and work off the same batch for 4-5 infusions and dump.