Tuesday, all day TeaDay, 3/11/08

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Wesli asks, "How many teapots do you own?" This means all TeaPots or facsimiles there of!!!

1
6
12%
2-3
10
19%
4-6
11
21%
7-10
10
19%
11-15
3
6%
16-25
8
15%
...more than 25!!!
4
8%
 
Total votes: 52

Postby xine » Mar 11th, '08, 11:31

I have my glassware from adagio, a fun owl one, and old asian ceramic one...and my new beehouse tea pot, which is super darling and i love it.

Having golden monkey...as usual... :)
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Postby Victoria » Mar 11th, '08, 11:44

osadczuk wrote:...fancy, modern, polycarbonate, microwavable, vertical, tea brewing vessel" (my new favorite quote), one fine china teapot (to match my actual china), one basic ceramic green teapot, and my utilitea.


Haha, "vertical tea brewing vessel" is mine, but actually it's Chip's quote adding all the lovely adjectives.

Hope your kitty feels better!

Now at work, I'm on my sceond steep of the Tung Ting
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Postby LavenderPekoe » Mar 11th, '08, 11:55

I have one fancy, modern, polycarbonate, microwavable, vertical, tea brewing vessel (that is aging and I am looking to replace it with that fancy, modern, glass, microwavable, vertical, tea brewing vessel we found yesterday, if I can find one cheaper) and one ceramic pot. I also have an infuser basket I guess I could use in a cup (I use it as a strainer) and a glass mug/infuser (old style with the glass infuser). I voted 2-3. I guess that would be 4, though.
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Postby JM » Mar 11th, '08, 12:22

Without thinking I clicked one, but I two, one I use the other I don't so I forgot about it.

~ Chai this morning and I brewing Rooibos right now.
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Postby RussianSoul » Mar 11th, '08, 12:47

I have 6 :shock: : 2 ceramic (too big for daily use), 1 glass (also too big), and 3 tetsubins.

Of all that I regularly use 2 small tetsubins. I will very likely replace one or both. I bought too many teapots before I found this forum and learned how to brew tea, and before I figured out what I like. I am planning to get one kyusu for my Japanese teas, and probably one yixing for blacks, although my tetsubin works really well with blacks, so I am not sure. I have not started trying oolongs seriously yet, but if I like them, I may get a dedicated yixing for them too.

I had a nice cup of Assam Harmony in the morning, and now am drinking the last of my Fukamidori. I am excited to finish it because now I can open one of the new sencha's from Den.
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Postby Pentox » Mar 11th, '08, 12:58

3 Glass teapots of varying sizes
1 gaiwan
2 yixing
1 tokoname kyusu
2 tetsubin
3 chawans (although i wonder if i would consider them to be "teapots")

and a few others that don't see the light of day pretty much ever.
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 11th, '08, 13:03

Oh goodness...


11 Yixing pots
2 Tokoname Kyūsu
5 gaiwans
2 tetsubins (never used)
1 matcha bowl
1 porcelain western-style teapot
1 glass western-style teapot

A bit excessive, perhaps... I'll probably end up putting some of these on teaswap, once I get my act together.
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Postby tenuki » Mar 11th, '08, 13:57

You guys are counting gaiwans? They are clearly not pots, right?!?
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Postby Victoria » Mar 11th, '08, 14:18

"TeaPots or facsimiles" -

So I'm counting gaiwans of which I have 2 now!
But not counting matcha bowls - matcha bowls ??
Or mesh infusers.

3rd steep Tung Ting - still good.
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Postby Chip » Mar 11th, '08, 15:47

I will have to count up my teapots a little later...but I do not have a "fancy, modern, polycarbonate, microwavable, vertical, gravitationally auto-functional tea brewing vessel"

Started the TeaDay late with Guricha from O-Cha. It never fails, when I have Guri as my morning wake up tea, it is...flat. I seem to need to drink Guri a little later, strange.
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Postby olivierco » Mar 11th, '08, 17:10

Houjicha during my lunch break

Yunnan golden tips after work.

I opened a bag of Uji Gyokuro "Yume no Ukihashi" before dinner.
Not so intense as Uji Gyokuro Kame-Giru-Shi. I would say more subtle.
I had five gyokuro tasting steeps, with no bitterness at all even for the last one. I tried a sixth one, but it was too light to my taste.
Brewing parameters 9-10gr:100ml:90s (subsequent steeps 5s/5s/15s/30s/60s): 55°C to 60°C.

Now a Dong Ding to close the day.
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Postby Eastree » Mar 11th, '08, 17:14

Let's see ...

1 ingenuiTEA
4 yixing pots
1 side-handle porcelain Japanese pot
1 glass teapot
Not counting my three gaiwans, that's seven.

I plan one more pot purchase: a kyuusu with a clay samashi.
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Postby tenuki » Mar 11th, '08, 17:37

I've had all kinds of Pu in my cup the last day or so. Some of them I actually liked.
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Postby Chip » Mar 11th, '08, 18:04

I just ate a 2X cheesburger and a Dollar Fry at McD's...a weak act of attempted suicide by eating.

So, now I am downing a gallon of Wulong slimming tea and figure I will lose a half a pound by bed time. :roll:

Well, I am about to have a Dan Cong Oolong from Sal. That and count up my pots...

A challenge...if anyone can beat how many Teapots I have, I will declare you more TeaCrazy than me.
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Postby Mil » Mar 11th, '08, 18:51

Two. A large Bodum tea press and a smaller beehouse pot. Xine is right; the beehouse pot is super darling. I've been using it exclusively since I got it. As the weather's warmed up, though, I've started thinking about iced tea. Large pots can certainly have their advantages. :D
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