Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

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Would you rather, if you had to crossbrew, brew in a Yixing, Kyusu, Glass/Porcelain, Gaiwan, English, other. Crossbrew meaning brewing a tea in a vessel not native to that tea. Please share.

Yixing or similar
2
7%
Kyusu or similar
5
18%
Glass/Porcelain
8
29%
Gaiwan or similar
12
43%
English
1
4%
Other ... please share
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 28

Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby LauraW » Apr 11th, '11, 15:59

I cross brew fairly frequently, as I mostly use a gaiwan, my ingenuitea, or a stainless or porcelain English-style pot. Oolong works very well in the ingenuitea(as does pretty much everything), but if I'm brewing for more than just myself, I will almost always use an English pot.

No tea yet, going for some now. Maybe a peach blend..
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby laura99 » Apr 11th, '11, 16:19

I would use a porcelain teapot. In fact, I still brew the majority of my teas like this. At work, I use Den's glazed kyusu. At home I have this cute teapot from Rishi for my all around pot.

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But I do have a nice Kyusu for my sencha’s at home. I am sure over the years I will collect more tea specific pots.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby debunix » Apr 11th, '11, 16:49

When in doubt, I grab first for the gaiwan.

Today, started with a bagged, flavored tea--a gift--in a mug, but now righting the universe with oolong in gaiwan. Whew.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby Chip » Apr 11th, '11, 17:12

brlarson wrote:
Chip wrote:I have been looking seriously at Yoshiki kyusu-s for quite some time... I just have never pulled the trigger...

If you held this pot in your hand then I don't think you could resist the urge any longer:-)

I am certain you are correct ... forgot to mention, this even has my preferred handle shape where it is like a ball in the palm of your hand. Perfect and comfy.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby nickE » Apr 11th, '11, 18:21

Porcelain gaiwan.

I'm currently having a session with TeaMasters 2008 roasted TGY. Packed my gaiwan full of leaves and I'm getting a bit of a caffeine rush. :shock:

This past weekend I've been drinking down my 2010 Autumn Bilochun from YS, mostly grandpa style. I think I might pick up some fresh Chinese greens this year, along with the planned Puerh purchases of course.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby teafarm » Apr 11th, '11, 18:37

Preferred Method = Gaiwan. The official Chinese tea-for-one for cross brewing. Just add hot water. :D
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby Skippyandjif » Apr 11th, '11, 22:19

Transparent glass, definitely. I think it's really cool to see the leaves as they brew.

Chamomile tea all day today. Yummmmmm.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 4/11/11 Would you rather

Postby gargoylekitty » Apr 11th, '11, 23:07

Skippyandjif wrote:Transparent glass, definitely. I think it's really cool to see the leaves as they brew.


That's how I've been drinking my tea throughout today, always relaxing and pretty, though now I'm moving to some wuyi via gaiwan.
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