Sunday/Saturday/Friday TeaDay 6th, 7th, 8th day of Spring


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On the 6th/7th/8th day of Spring ... do you have 6 fave pieces of teaware? Please share your Spring faves. Also, faves for particular teas.

Absolutely yes
7
27%
I believe so
6
23%
Maybe
4
15%
Not likely
1
4%
No
3
12%
I refuse to have faves for fear of upsetting teaware left out :(
4
15%
Other
1
4%
 
Total votes : 26

Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby nickE » Mar 25th, '11, 16:23

Lovely photos so far! I'll add to the mix.

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60ml gaiwan from The Tea Gallery, of course.

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150ml Pin Zini & Michael Coffee cup. I use this set for Hongcha.

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4 oz. Gyokko Kyusu & 4 oz. cup that I use all the time.

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My only hagi!

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80ml Hongni for aged Sheng.

Currently brewing some Rou Gui in my small gaiwan.
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby olivierco » Mar 25th, '11, 16:39

Difficult to pick only six favorite pieces of teaware.

Here are a kyoyaki chawan, a natsume, a houhin set, five yunomi (more precisely kumidashi chawan), a kyuusu and a chaire.


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Jukro (Korean Black) this evening.
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby jaderabbit » Mar 25th, '11, 16:43

I think in my house there's a total of 4 teawares, only 2 of which I'm fond of my oolong teapot and a chawan I've yet to put to work. :roll:
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby Skippyandjif » Mar 25th, '11, 22:41

I have six pieces of teaware-- but only six pieces of teaware. I have one Japanese-style teacup; an English teacup with strawberries on it; a mug with strawberries on it; two mugs with apples on it; and a tiny cup with sunflowers on it. My favorite is the Japanese-style one.

Chrysanthemum pu-erh this afternoon; currently drinking mugicha.
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby Elovitz » Mar 26th, '11, 01:16

Loving this thread! Such nice collections! I can say I have a few favorites. No pics since I'm on the road without them :\

They include a light-turquoise chawan, a gray-ish kyusu, and an english style teacup (it's tiny and I found it quite randomly).

Fukamushi sencha and lots of cheap lipton :(
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby entropyembrace » Mar 26th, '11, 01:26

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Here´s what I´d say is my favourite piece of teaware....or at least my most used :) It´s a black magda from Petr Novak :mrgreen:
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby Chip » Mar 26th, '11, 01:51

Beautiful faves Brandon, Karmaplace, Tortoise, Adam, Nick, Olivier, and Ent! Hope I got everyone! Really enjoyed seeing your faves!

I have had a hard time answering this topic, maybe other have as well. Perhaps an extra day will help, so this TeaDay is extended to Saturday as well!


Regardless, a great TeaDay beginning with a blend of dribs and drabs sencha with the Mrs. Next up, Organic Sencha from Rishi, the last sencha in the house!!!
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby IPT » Mar 26th, '11, 08:20

I saw all these beautiful pieces and decided to show my own favorite 6 pieces, but gave up. There's just no way to pick just 6. Too many favorites and old friends. Wonderful pieces everyone!
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby karmaplace » Mar 26th, '11, 09:23

AdamMY wrote:Favorite pieces in no particular order:

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Is that hagi a Kashun, or am I mistaken? It looks fairly large, what's the volume?

I love that Seong-il pot! I really hope I can make it out to Boseong sometime to meet him and see more of his work (or at least find him at the fairs). :)
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby Chasm » Mar 26th, '11, 10:07

Chip, I was wondering at your lack of answer in this one. :D A question I was meaning to ask you anyway might serve: What are your favorite brewing vessels for fukamushi sencha, and why?
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby Chasm » Mar 26th, '11, 10:21

I oversteeped my first infusion of my Sae Midori this morning. *Grumble* Oh well, still pulled a lot of yummy liquid out of it anyway.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby tortoise » Mar 26th, '11, 10:27

Good lord, there are some glorious wares here. NickE, I see you have one of my hagi's siblings.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby Mrs. Chip » Mar 26th, '11, 12:42

tortoise wrote:Good lord, there are some glorious wares here.

+1!

Wow, it has been toooo long since I have posted here. Major problems with the computer at work, and I live with a 'computer control freak!' :lol:

I am anxious to see what Chip decides to share as his "FAB 5 or 6 " :twisted: :wink:

My TeaDay started with sharing a Rishi organic sencha with Chip and a few of our feline friends at our kitchen teatable. Looking forward to getting home and hopefully sharing matcha in one of our corylum chawans.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend complete with lots of TEA!
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Re: Friday TeaDay On the sixth day of Spring ...

Postby AdamMY » Mar 26th, '11, 13:02

karmaplace wrote:
AdamMY wrote:Favorite pieces in no particular order:

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Is that hagi a Kashun, or am I mistaken? It looks fairly large, what's the volume?

I love that Seong-il pot! I really hope I can make it out to Boseong sometime to meet him and see more of his work (or at least find him at the fairs). :)



Good Eye at correctly identifying both pieces. The Hagi yunomi is Kashun and while not a huge yunomi certainly large enough. I would say if you want to go by the game of 70% full it holds roughly 8-9 oz (probably a little over 12 to the brim). I think most of his other Yunomi's are smaller.
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Re: Friday/Saturday TeaDay On the sixth/sevent day of Spring ...

Postby debunix » Mar 26th, '11, 13:28

Six pics, 7 teaware favorites. This is hard, because I now have about a dozen pieces of teaware that I really, really like, most of which are well used. The others were eliminated on the basis of not being used often enough, for reasons of size, ease of use, or otherwise.

Started the teaDay with the 'granite' yunomi and my tokoname kyusu, my usual morning sencha setup, with Honyama Zairai sencha from Norbu
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I will soon be having a few more steeps of Lao Ban Zhang loose mao cha in my "In Praise of Shadows" cup
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And then I'll go in to work (grumble), to finish some paperwork for the week, and will drink from my 'seafoam' yunomi
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but if I were going into the satellite office, I'd be drinking from the 'snowdrifts' cup
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and then returning home I might pick one of the matching pair of sparkling black Greenwood studio cups
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or, if I wanted to enjoy the color of a delicate tea, I might use a 'tempest' hagi
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