Definitely more teacups than tea, in both weight and individual cup styles vs types of tea. Right now I have 6 types of tea, totalling around 1 lb. A newly stocked tea drawer here normally will have 2.5-3 lbs of tea. Nowhere as impressive or insane as other tea drawers/cupboards, I'm sure!
Teacup collection is at 43 units. Plain white porcelain, glass, smooth celadon, ceramic, Ge Kiln, Ru Kiln, and bone china. Some are part of tea sets, others are pairs or 6-sets. I like having a variety to mix with different brewing vessels so each TeaDay is truly something new. And of course, if I happen to have 43 people over at my 400squarefoot studio, I am able to serve tea to them all!
*Thinks about Chip's roomfull of teaware.* I don't have too many tea cups...yet. Although--what is considered too many gongfu tea trays? I have one that I have used for 2 years. Getting kind of bored with it. The draining grate takes up half the removable top. I am getting annoyed of having to choose what "side" of the surface to place the brewing vessel/chahai/tasting cups. The tray functions just fine (3 successfully repaired leaky spots). Really entertaining the idea of getting a new one with the entire top having slats. And then another travel sized one for school. Tray #1 can be the guest tray for niece and nephew to play on. Do I need 3 trays??? I believe my tax refunds for the past couple years have all gone to teaware and tea
Back to teacups. What does everyone else have?
Fu Shou Shan tonight. Brewed both in a high fired red clay pot and porcelain gaiwan, side by side. The clay pot produces a thicker heavier texture. Gaiwan allows more of the floral notes and fresh fruit aroma to come forward. I think the clay retains heat a bit too well. May experiment with slightly lower temperature or shorter steep next time.