PolyhymnianMuse wrote:Again... I wish I had some dedicated tea shops in my area that knew what they were talking about... I wish there were tea shops in my area in general...
Trioxin wrote:I've got a 300 mile trek to Chicago to maybe find anything worth while.
tenuki wrote:Trioxin wrote:I've got a 300 mile trek to Chicago to maybe find anything worth while.
$200 - 600 miles round trip
$140 - overnight stay in downtown hotel (priceline)
$60 - stop off at Berghoff's
$0 - (doh! make that 17/West Berghoff, well crap this sucks <cry>)
400.00 trip overhead
Net result - 3 good cakes, 2 mao chas, some other cool tea ( all of which you sampled before you bought so you are certain you like them ) and a fun trip to Chicago!
400/5 = 80 samples (average sample price counting in places like Hou De and some good stuff)
Net result - 3 good cakes, 1 mao cha, months and months of drinking bad to horrible pu in the loneliness of your dark basement apartment with no-one to love you except some rotting tea leaves.
Just say no to online. (written of course, um, online. hahahah)