I dont buy the expensive varieties. As i said i drink quite a bit ( it is supposed to have anti oxidant properties). Actually I can make quite a few rounds from each brew so the cost per drink is actually quite ok. Rather than spending 1.50 or 5 for a pot of essentially lousy chinese tea I rather not drink anything and go drink at home. In fact my current daily drink costs us7/50 grams which I find is pretty good for the price. As i said the reason why I went online was because most of the tea shops i go to are not really interested to layan a banana like me. They would try to push their most expensive teas to me which I cannot afford .