Nothing makes you stop and re-evaluate your life's priorities like realising that you were just proud of yourself for clearing out your tea cupboard and managing to pare down your collection to twenty-two varieties of loose tea.
Is this something that other collectors go through? Do they have moments of self-awareness where they think the other-things-people-collect version of: "Normal people don't consider twenty-two to be a small number, and they certainly don't own eight teapots"? And then there's the "there's no good way in which I can confess to having an entire cupboard devoted to tea" thought.
Eh, at least it's not an expensive habit, and it's nice having nice hot drinks available when people come to visit.
(To assuage my conscience, I ended up long-term-loaning out one of my eight teapots last night.)