Andy and Salsero, Zhu ye Qing is really great tea. A little hard to find, but worth the effort. I think it is also one of the few greens that ages gracefully and actually gets better.
I am a little under the weather, but convinced I would be much worse off without all the green tea I have been drinking. Everyone else around here who has had this stomache virus before me was much worse off if you follow my drift. Ugh.
So, I am sipping green tea rather gingerly and hoping for the best and fearing the worst.
I have kabuse cha in my cup. Even though I feel like crap, this still tastes really good.
I figure 300 grams of Japanese will run me 60-80 bucks a month. Add the extras and I am over a grand. I do not regret this at all since it gives me such pleasure each and everyday. Heck, it is 3 bucks a day. There are so many people here at work who spend that on there morning super sized gimungous cup of coffee in their cardboard cup. Nope, no regrets at all. Each time I brew my tea, I am just happy to be able to enjoy the experience.
3 bucks a day is a bargain for all the enjoyment I derive from the leaf.
Throw in some oolong, and some Chinese green and I am easily over a grand. Good news though. I have received adagio tea as gifts for several years now. It is funny, that is how I found TeaChat. But I get a few lbs each year as gifts.