Heheheh, you sound too much like me.sygyzy wrote:I am somewhat irreponsible when it comes to tea inventory. Right now I can see at least 3 dozen containers of tea that are "open." They are in airtight containers, but they are all out of factory sealed bags. I like being able to choose from different teas. I don't think I could stand having a tea I waited for for so long (Midori Shincha) just sitting there while I hurriedly finished the other teas before I got to it.
You seem pretty hardcore with your separation of small batches, refrigeration, etc.
I have around 80 of these sample tins that cost around 50 cents when bought by the dozen. I used to have all of these filled, and still not enough tins. So, this meant I had over 80 teas open at a time. I did this because I had to constantly try more and more teas, but also because I NEED VARIETY.
I have been converted to a freshness freak who still battles his craving for variety. So, I changed my ways, became focused on greens. I will have usually 2-4 Chinese greens open at one time and around 2-4 Japanese greens open at a time. I will also have a few oolong open.
I can tell you one thing, I am much happier and less stressed about all the tea I have open. But now I stress over freshness and how many teas I can cram onto the bottom shelf of my fridge. I have even stolen my parents cube fridge thinking I will dedicate this to storing tea...IS THIS SICK!!!???!!!
So, the Yutaka Midori is already triple bagged in my fridge. I will open it just before my other 2 open shincha are gone so I can do some comparing.