Rishi, I know. In general, prices of green tea is ALL over the map! However, throughout the year as I buy from a wide variety of sources, my average costs aren't bad. Especially when I consider the amount of tea I receive as gifts.
And don't overlook the importance of reaching out and communicating with vendors. Some will throw in small samples if you're already buying but curious about something else in the line. And others will actually sell samplers, which I find fun!