Just be glad you aren't reading A Good Tea Blog. Consider these headlines:not just tea:
The rise in tea prices has come as the prices of other traditional brews such as cocoa and coffee have risen. Cocoa prices in New York last week hit a 24-year high of $2,585 a tonne, up 45 per cent during the past year. Arabica coffee, the highest quality bean, surged last week to a 10-year high of $1.6015 per pound, up 36 per cent in the past year.Jiminy Cricket! The odd fifty cents on a six pack is starting to look really good - especially given that the hop shortage is an interim measure until plantings start to catch up. That $4.69 I pay for a bomber of Ommegang Hennepin is starting to look really good.