They show up on ebay now and then. I'm always tempted but have never taken the plunge so far. I need to replace my 6 year old mobile phone this month, and it's new 'contact lenses time' next month, so it'll be quite a while before I go looking for one seriously. I think the consensus of opinion is coffee grinds work too, if black tea really isn't your thing. It's not mine either.
I do quite like a nuce cuppa tea and there is the nostalgic aspect of drinking lose tea. Not sure that I fancy the idea of a mouth full of tea leaves lol.
I am pretty sure that I saw one of those cups in a shop along my local high street. The lady who owns it normally has pretty interesting stock, I think because there is a lot of local witches. I know what you mean though, there is always something else that swallows up the cash. I will have a look on ebay and see how far the funds will strech.
Thank you Marion