Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?


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Philosophical or fun, TeaDay question, which teaware would you be? Please share details.

IngenuiTEA or similar
0
No votes
Infuser cup
2
8%
Teapot
4
16%
Teacup
0
No votes
Chawan
4
16%
Kyusu
2
8%
Big mug
3
12%
Teaspoon or scoop
0
No votes
Digital scale
1
4%
Kettle
1
4%
Gaiwan
4
16%
Tea tin
0
No votes
Tray
0
No votes
Other
4
16%
 
Total votes : 25

Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby Chip » Jan 28th, '11, 01:06

Welcome everyone to TeaDay. Fill your pot and share with everyone what is in your cup today, all day! Frequent updates are a must. Make sure you check out what is in everyone else's cup! If you need to, you can reflect back on your TeaDay.

Yesterday, we discussed 'which tea would you be'. You may still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is inspired by Thursday's. So, today we get philosophical or just for 'fun' again. What teaware would you be...and why? Have fun or be intensely serious, whatever floats your tealeaves today. You can pick whatever teaware you want ... and please share details!

See you all on TeaDay. Remember to smell your tea ... and bottoms up!
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby debunix » Jan 28th, '11, 02:44

Tea was easy, this is hard!

Am I pointed, sharp, filtering, open, running on batteries or timeless....?

Ending Thursday's teaDay with some silver needles, brewed up nicely in a glass infuser-in-teacup. This is one of the things for which I prefer these infuser mugs, but one thing I am not is clear, although sometimes I'm surprisingly full of dancing.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby Nenugal » Jan 28th, '11, 02:55

Don't know - perhaps I'd like to be a chawan, simple and yet very complex, and one of the most appreciated and respected pieces of teaware although on the surface it may look like just a bowl that holds tea.

Today's breakfast tea is Adagio's irish breakfast. Slept too little, needed something strong and black to wake me up.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby auhckw » Jan 28th, '11, 03:03

I give up... took me 1 minute.. cannot think what i want... :?
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby Chip » Jan 28th, '11, 09:18

Announcement!!! TeaDay Contest January 2011! Contest ends in 3 Days!

Kramer wrote:Who wants to have some fun!?!

Commencing on January 6th, be sure to post often and daily in TeaDay.
:wink:Contest ends at midnight on January 31st Eastern USA time.

Prizes will be awarded for various categories, so be sure to answer the poll, tell us what you are drinking throughout the day, discuss the topic, and post pictures! You know, "TeaChat!" The more you post ...
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby artmom » Jan 28th, '11, 10:26

I checked Other. Why? Because I'd like to be a TeaPet and sit on the edge of everyone's Tea Tray, enjoying the view of interesting TeaWare; the fragrance of all types of Teas; and listening to all the interest Tea chatter around me!! :D
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby auhckw » Jan 28th, '11, 10:40

artmom wrote:I checked Other. Why? Because I'd like to be a TeaPet and sit on the edge of everyone's Tea Tray, enjoying the view of interesting TeaWare; the fragrance of all types of Teas; and listening to all the interest Tea chatter around me!! :D


viewtopic.php?f=36&t=13573&start=120#p186517

Still wan to be a tea pet :lol:
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby TwoPynts » Jan 28th, '11, 10:42

A Big Mug. Not as fancy as a chawan, but able to hold a lot of a variety of teas! :)

Drinking 2009 Wuyi Medium-Roasted Da Hong Pao/Ban Yan Spring Tea today. Hits the spot on a cold day!

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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby hopeofdawn » Jan 28th, '11, 11:33

An infuser cup--practical, versatile, and not restricted to any particular type of tea. :P

Adagio's pouchong today--it's interesting stuff. Nice flavor, but almost *too* flowery, which I never thought I'd say about a tea ....
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby Poohblah » Jan 28th, '11, 11:48

no yixing on the list?
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby auhckw » Jan 28th, '11, 12:07

Poohblah wrote:no yixing on the list?


That is the first thing i look for, but don't have :(
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby msurads06 » Jan 28th, '11, 12:54

This is so much easier than yesterday, I chose other meaning yixing. It takes me a while to get seasoned with new surroundings/ routine but once i do, i do things well.

OTTI yiwu this morning in my yixing.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby tortoise » Jan 28th, '11, 13:19

No doubt I would be a tea pot. I selected kyusu, but would gladly serve as an yixing if that would be my fate. I want to BREW the tea. There is no other vessel so critical to the spirituality of tea than the pot, and let's face it, all these other infuser thingies are basically a variation of a tea pot in various stages of declassé.

I love how serious a tea pot looks when it is brewing tea: hot concentration with a few drops of water clinging to its sides like they know they should be inside the pot. Nothing more pleasant. What is a tea pot but a modern day alchemist's alembic?

No contest. I would be a pot.

More Shizuoka Daily Sencha in my trusty Hokujo, who's stoicism I admire.
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby tortoise » Jan 28th, '11, 13:21

artmom wrote:I checked Other. Why? Because I'd like to be a TeaPet and sit on the edge of everyone's Tea Tray, enjoying the view of interesting TeaWare; the fragrance of all types of Teas; and listening to all the interest Tea chatter around me!! :D


Good one!
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Re: Friday TeaDay 1/28 TeaWare be?

Postby Chip » Jan 28th, '11, 13:33

OOOPS, forgot to add Teapot to the poll options ... which could be any teapot not specifically mentioned.
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