Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

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Yesterday was tea, today it is TeaCups. What percentage of your TeaCups are actively being used? Please share of course.

10%
5
17%
20%
1
3%
30%
4
13%
40%
2
7%
50%
3
10%
60%
2
7%
70%
4
13%
80%
0
No votes
90%
2
7%
100%
7
23%
 
Total votes: 30

Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby Chip » Mar 10th, '11, 01:45

Hello fellow TeaChatters and welcome to another TeaDay! Please drop in and share what is in your cup throughout the day.

Yesterday we discussed "activiTEA." You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Yesterday was tea, today it is TeaCups. What percentage of your TeaCups are actively being used? Please share of course.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay and TeaCups with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby karmaplace » Mar 10th, '11, 02:50

This is difficult...

If I just talk about the different types of teacups, they are rotated pretty frequently. However, I have a lot of "couples" and cups that belong to sets. I, personally, tend to only use one of the cups in a "couple" or one or two of the cups from a set (I don't keep track of a specific cup I'm using when there are many of them).

So, in terms of types, of my dozen or so different kinds of cups, I'd say about half aren't getting much use (all the set cups are included here, and some of my smaller "couples"). In terms of the actual number of cups I have and considering the cups I use everyday, it's much, much less. I'd say I used about four or five different cups every other day... That means over twenty cups are sitting and waiting to be used. :lol:

Speaking of unused cups, here's half of a "couple" that doesn't get out much. I found them at a random Korean shop, and they're a little teeny, but I was feeling blue and decided to use one with raspberry oolong.
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It was a little chameleon-like in the sunlight.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby IPT » Mar 10th, '11, 03:29

I sadly use a small percentage of my cups. I just have so many that it's hard. A lot of mine are also antiques, so I worry about lead in the glazes. I have my favorites and tend to stick with them.

I love teacups! :D
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby David R. » Mar 10th, '11, 04:20

Because we are supposed to use them ?? :mrgreen:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby artmom » Mar 10th, '11, 04:47

Probably using 10% -- I have a lot of TeaCups that are part of dinner sets, tea sets, etc. For daily use, I have found that a Tazo double-walled, lidded TeaGlass that my DH gave me for my birthday in December works really well. It keeps my tea hot, and feels good in my arthritic hands without burning them!!! :D

No tea yet today; I'll probably be returning to bed; awakened at 3 a.m. :roll: and will probably be back under the blankets by 5:30 a.m.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby Trey Winston » Mar 10th, '11, 04:49

I use 'em all. No superfluous teaware in Palazzo Trey.

Continuing yesterday's White Peony binge today. Hey, if it works...
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby JBaymore » Mar 10th, '11, 05:40

All of them..... different ones get picked depending on the tea and the mood of the moment.

best,

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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby dokpm0 » Mar 10th, '11, 08:48

With the available choices I can't answer this one. For the most part I'm at 0%. I'm at work right now and am using a German Shepherd mug that was used for coffee for years. It was just filled with a Lapsang Souchong. At home most tea has been enjoyed in a coffee mug. The mug in question actually has "Coffee Mug" in large olive green letters on it.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby greentam » Mar 10th, '11, 11:31

I use all of mine because frankly...I only have one.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby Elovitz » Mar 10th, '11, 12:07

Probably about 30% but that number really fluctuates. My old apartment let me showcase all of my cups so it was easy to use them. It's been a struggle at the new tiny apartment and lots of them are hidden away :\

It's so rainy here and I can't decide what tea to go with yet.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby nickE » Mar 10th, '11, 16:23

TeaDay! I seem to have stopped posting recently.. tough classes, girl problems, etc. The former is hopefully sorted out, however, and I've been drinking tea quite normally again.

Yesterday's teas were a Wuyi DHP from TeaSpring and the 2009 Yi Dian Hong Shupu from YS.

No tea yet today, but I'm thinking of some Puerh later. :)

As for cups, maybe 75% of mine are in use regularly. The rest don't get used because I either don't like them or they are not functional (tiny 30ml cups come to mind here).
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby Chip » Mar 10th, '11, 17:14

While there are some cups that are purposely not being used for one reason or another, the vast majority are used, though many are not used routinely. They might be special occasion cup or cups for one type of tea. Then some hagi that I have not been able to undo their pristine look ... yet. :mrgreen:

Began the TD with Kaboku asamushi from Ippodo with the Mrs. in Deishi Guinomi-s. The first steep of this is quite amazing.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby iannon » Mar 10th, '11, 21:17

IPT wrote:I sadly use a small percentage of my cups. I just have so many that it's hard. A lot of mine are also antiques, so I worry about lead in the glazes. I have my favorites and tend to stick with them.

I love teacups! :D

DOnt worry! I will gladly put any of them into use that need a workout! :lol:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby IPT » Mar 10th, '11, 22:05

Excellent! Just come on over and you can give them a test-drive.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 3/10/11 Hyper TeaCups?

Postby Skippyandjif » Mar 10th, '11, 22:12

100% of my teacups are in use! This is because I don't have very many teacups, so they're all in use every day, whether I'm using them for cereal, my own tea, or my friends' tea.

Rose white tea this afternoon (my friend's boyfriend picked some up for me while he was in California :o ); currently drinking some Longjing.
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