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 TimeforTea » Mar 11th, '08, 19:10

osadczuk wrote:
Still on coffee this morning. Did not sleep well last night - it was obviously a night for sick animals, Teasweetie, my cat was ill. But for good news, it's finally election day here which means the really annoying phone calls can finally stop (3 today already, though.)


Oh no!! Sorry to hear about your cat being ill. I hope she gets better. :(
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Postby henley » Mar 11th, '08, 20:03

Didn't realize til this question but I have 7 teapots ranging from 1.5 cups to 6 cups. Teapot I use depends on how much tea I'm making & what mood I'm in. I have a poinsettia teaset that we use during Cmas.

Today's tea was vanilla mint. May have to end the day w/it, too.
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Postby TaiPing Hou Kui » Mar 11th, '08, 20:06

I chose 7-10.....Lets go through the list:

1 Hagi Kyusu (210ml) (Japanese Greens)
1 Tokonome Kyusu (210ml) (Chinese Greens)
1 Yixing Zisha (250ml) (Pu-Erh W/Company Over)
1 Yixing Zisha (120ml) (Pu-Erh for Personal Sessions)
1 Yixing Gaiwan (120ml) (White Teas/Travel/Testing New Teas)
1 Blue Stoneware Generic Pot (360ml) (Microwave H2O if necessary)
1 White Stoneware Generic Pot (360ml) (Microwave H2O if necessary)
1 "Primula" Glass Mug W/Glass Infuser (450ml) (Blooming Teas)

*The only thing I have had all day is Wu's 2006 Reserve Ripe Pu-Erh.....certainly cheap enough, and good "enough" to be a daily drinker for me!

-Nick (TaiPing)
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Postby Chip » Mar 11th, '08, 20:57

5 steeps of Dan Cong with no end in sight...I have to decide now if I want a 3rd tea today.

Yikes. The pot count. This is a long story for another day. And there is a story behind this. I don't just go out and buy Teapots like a mad man. I just counted 84 pots, of which around 10 I use depending on the tea.
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Postby RussianSoul » Mar 11th, '08, 22:32

Chip wrote:...I just counted 84 pots...


:shock:

After a moment to collect my thoughts - still :shock:

We demand to hear the story!
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Postby Sydney » Mar 11th, '08, 22:43

At around 11, I started having a bit of trouble keeping my count straight. :D
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 11th, '08, 22:45

I've come to learn that Chip is very mysterious... 8)
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 11th, '08, 22:46

Chip, I had no idea....
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Postby insanitylater » Mar 11th, '08, 23:22

just 1 for now a beehouse teapot

i might invest in a kyusu soon. where can i get a good gaiwan ? this rishi one is nice http://www.rishi-tea.com/store/product. ... =11&page=1
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Postby insanitylater » Mar 12th, '08, 00:15

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 12th, '08, 00:29

insanitylater wrote:ooh i want this
http://www.inpursuitoftea.com/Gaiwan_Set_p/xc570.htm


I have that set. The gaiwan is pretty decent, but the cups are worthless, IMO; they are way too small (less than 1oz) to be convenient. Plus, I usually like the 1 or 2oz cups, so this is saying something, heh.
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Postby insanitylater » Mar 12th, '08, 00:35

is this a quality set ? i don't know why anyone would need this many cups and the shipping price is nuts

http://cgi.ebay.com/Just-White-Portable ... dZViewItem

the holding case really skeeves me out for some reason :?
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 12th, '08, 00:55

Today I had a round (4 steeps) of some fukamushicha supreme; still playing around with different brewing parameters. Followed by some yancha from Rishi. What should be next...
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Mar 12th, '08, 01:07

Got started a bit late today. Had some Adagio #18 (thanks again xine!), then some old Shui Jin Gui I had sitting around. Good stuff!
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Postby Space Samurai » Mar 12th, '08, 01:36

ending the day with some kukicha.
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