Thank you Herb_Master for coloring our TD with our favorite species of plant's cousin!
Enjoying everyone's posts today! Very insightful!
Little has changed dramatically here, steeps have gotten smaller, but this is more out of necessity (dwindling leaf) more than anything ... and therefore brew vessels I use are smaller ... leaving the larger kyusu-s idle and in turn smaller cups. This will likely change as teas are replenished!
Also more types of tea I think, more pu-erh, and some more oolong. Will Darjeeling creep back into the regular line-up?
The uncertainty of what is going on in Japan and the even bigger uncertainty of how government agencies like the FDA may react/overreact to the situation has me wondering if Japanese teas will be a scarce commodity this Spring. Although last Spring they had the very late and damaging freeze which had everyone pretty freaked out and scurrying to buy.
So as much as things changed, they remained pretty much the same.