I didn't know what to click up top - so I just picked one.
When it comes to purchasing tea, I take into account things like its storage, how personable the vendor was, and if I received the tea that I ordered. I've had a few cases where I didn't get the tea I ordered, and when I asked the vendor, they pretty much didn't speak english well enough to answer me. In that case, I obviously didn't buy from them again.
Most of us know that storage can be different from different vendors. That's important to me. I've had a few teas that tasted/smelled/ felt nice overall, whereas others that seemed to have been stored in a laundry room (???) or in an area where there were lots of chemicals.
To answer the question, I'm part fanatic, part not.