Today I received the small bamboo tea tray that Republic of Tea sent me to replace my leaky one. It leaks, too, and was in the same poor condition as the first one. I appreciate their customer service and efforts to rectify the situation, but clearly the product is crap. Don't buy one.
Ok, I fought it and fought it, but the blog is officialy dead. It saddens me, as tea has given me much pleasure, as has this blog. Unfortunately for now my interests and hobbies have moved on to other things.
Even without updates, many people still find their way to this blog. It is my hope that it will still be a source of information to some. I have dissabled the comment moderation. If you wish to leave a comment, feel free, but I will most likely not respond.
Hopefully this is temporary. Hopefully tea will once agian be the source of pleasure that it was to me. And in the mean time, hopefully it will continue to be a source of pleasure for you.