Well, if you count each of those Lipton teabags as a sample, the number has augmented considerably. Otherwise, I have actually made some progress at whittling down the sample burden.
How did I do it, you might well ask, what with my committment problem and all. It's a simple enough solution. I found the opposite of the ephemeral sencha: puerh. You can buy as much as you want and hide it away in a dank place. You never have to drink it and it just keeps getting better!