My second rationalization was that I got a cute glass teapot with glass infuser free with my order, since they just redid their web shop. Since my last one broke and I wanted to replace it, rather than this being free stuff I didn't want, that cuts the cost of my tea in half! Woot! Let's just sweep that $165 a pound number deep under the carpet for now. It may be called out later when I need numbers backing up how much of a crazy tea snob I've become. Although I do like milk in my green tea, which I think might disqualify me. :-D
Hey, I just noticed both senchas are from Shizuoka, which isn't crazy because I think a lot of them do, but I also realized I've seen the tea fields in Shizuoka, from the Shinkansen. Groovy!