Tead Off wrote:Is this just to save some money? I'm not sure why you are doing this. Most people here are interested in a quality product, the tea. From your description, I would never buy one of these if it didn't give me a near equal powder to what I can buy online. So you must be doing this for another reason.
I feel that the way that you see this forum (this is the teaware and accessories section) and its users is a bit constrained. This is not some elitist group, but rather a mixed group of people...
Some are rich and only buy the best teas and teaware. Some are eclectic and only buy the most interesting and unique. Some are poor and come here to avoid making purchasing mistakes or to find reasonable compromises. Some are innovative and wish to try something out of the box.
While I love tea, I have no desire to spend thousands of dollars (which is what it would take) to get a perfect grind, when this grinder produces 90%+ quality grind for only $60 shipped (which is closer to what the vast majority of people could spend on widening their tea repertoire.)
As there are really no other users who have used these things and reported about their experience, at the very least I'm providing a useful review to everyone. At the very most, as I've extensively outlined previously, I've given others a way to go if they would like the benefits of owning their own grinder.
It's clearly not for you, but it would be suitable for many others including my purposes. I currently use it to grind Sencha and it makes an awesome infusion at work.