Fanatical Thursday 7/10/08


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Fanatical about your teacup? What is the ONE feature that is a MUST before you will sip from it?

SIZE is of paramount importance
13
26%
MATERIAL and TEXTURE...TOUCH
16
32%
It is all about SHAPE
6
12%
STYLE
6
12%
ORIGIN
0
No votes
COLOR
2
4%
Must have a WHITE interior (unless maybe it is glass)
7
14%
NAME of maker
0
No votes
PRICE
0
No votes
AGE
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 50

Fanatical Thursday 7/10/08

Postby Chip » Jul 10th, '08, 01:04

Yesterday, more TeaChatters than I expected had teaware cleanliness issues. You can still vote and discuss this topic.

Welcome one and all to Fanatical Thursday. Let's brew and share what is in our cups today...all day.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is how we prefer our cups. Many of us are pretty particular about certain features in a cup...others of us are not. How fanatical are you about this..and what features reign supreme for your teacups. Please share.

I am truly looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up, refill, repeat often...
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Postby olivierco » Jul 10th, '08, 01:08

I chose other.
A mix of size, material, shape, style, origin and price mostly

This morning yunnan golden tips
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Postby Chip » Jul 10th, '08, 01:11

olivierco wrote:I chose other.
A mix of size, material, shape, style, origin and price mostly

This morning yunnan golden tips


OK, Olivier...lol, I am removing the "other" option...for voting purposes.

For posting purposes, you can pick as many features as you want.

Hopefully you can revote.
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Postby Salsero » Jul 10th, '08, 01:30

 Hibiki-an Super Premium Sencha (a surprisingly oily, silky asamushi)
 San sui cup (the detail on the back of the cup)
 Rose of Sharon
(closing for evening)

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Postby olivierco » Jul 10th, '08, 01:34

Chip wrote:
Hopefully you can revote.


No, I am not allowed to revote.
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Postby Space Samurai » Jul 10th, '08, 01:39

There's nothing specific...it just has to click.
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Postby chamekke » Jul 10th, '08, 01:40

Ooh... too difficult.

But I picked "MATERIAL and TEXTURE...TOUCH" - just because, if I had to select one unifying theme among all the cups I own, that would be the one.

In my cup... some Taiwanese mountain oo--

--ps.

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Postby tenuki » Jul 10th, '08, 01:49

I'd drink out of a cracked barbie coffee mug if it had good tea in it.

Finishing my day with some Shoyeido Oboro incense , the middle infusions of this perfect Menghai 7572 puerh, some Chopin (Maurizio Pollini, Nocturnes 2 disk set, Deutsche Grammophon) and a nice collection of post cyberpunk short stories.
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Postby olivierco » Jul 10th, '08, 01:51

tenuki wrote:I'd drink out of a cracked barbie coffee mug if it had good tea in it.

+1
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Postby Terrasi » Jul 10th, '08, 01:58

I still don't have a decent tea cup. I chose size because the appearance of the tea cup wouldn't be that important to me, but I would like the size to be reasonable.

I do use glass cups to drink out of, and those are good enough for me. I like seeing the tea.
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Postby Chip » Jul 10th, '08, 02:38

tenuki wrote:I'd drink out of a cracked barbie coffee mug if it had good tea in it.

Finishing my day with some Shoyeido Oboro incense , the middle infusions of this perfect Menghai 7572 puerh, some Chopin (Maurizio Pollini, Nocturnes 2 disk set, Deutsche Grammophon) and a nice collection of post cyberpunk short stories.


I bet you are not drinking that Pu out of a cracked Barbie coffee mug. :lol:

Yes, I am sure you would if you had to, but you obviously would not prefer to given your penchant for some mighty fine teaware as documented under Show off Your Pots and CUPS.
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Postby omegapd » Jul 10th, '08, 02:50

I don't like a handle on my tea cups. I just can't drink tea out of something that reminds me of a coffee cup. It's a mind over matter thing for me...

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Postby bi lew chun » Jul 10th, '08, 04:26

The number one thing I look for is a white interior. I like to see my tea.

Of course this wouldn't apply to matcha ware, but I haven't made it there yet.
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Postby kymidwife » Jul 10th, '08, 07:08

My primary criteria so far has been... what's' clean in the cabinet? If the dishwasher has been run and emptied, then I have to decide on my mood... Grumpy? Tinkerbell? Mickey? Donald? I must confess my large Tigger cup usually wins out... he just makes me smile!

But... all these beautiful pictures have given me teacup lust. Maybe in Dallas I'll find something I *need*.

What I need now is some decent tea. I am traveling, and spent the night in a less than fabulous La Quinta in Nashville last night (everything was super-booked)... and am hopping a flight to Dallas in a few hours. I woke up with bad-hotel headache, made worse by my lack of good tea. All my tea-making goodies are packed in my big suitcase which I won't bring into this place. So, I have a few bags of Twinings Irish Breakfast in my carry-on and I am hoping they have hot water down in the lobby. Last night I all had was McDonald's sweet tea, which I used to love and now find alittle revolting... just not as revolting as Diet Coke.

Have a great day!
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Postby Riene » Jul 10th, '08, 08:37

Shape, for me. I like the cups somewhat triangular-shaped. I once had a lovely blue mug whose rim curled inward. A thing of beauty, and utterly impossible to drink from without dribbling. Bah. It serves as a sugar bowl now.

Size is importnat--no soup bowls for mugs. No itty-bitty cups, either.
Color--white on the inside, or clear.
Weight is important--I don't like heavy cups.
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