NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby debunix » Aug 16th, '14, 11:41

I have a hard time taking my eyes off the mesmerizing kettle to see the rest of the pieces.

Another gyokuro start to the day, again brewing in the perfect tiny celadon shibo* from Shawn McGuire, and rotating my way through some very small teacups that spend a little more time on the bench than their larger brethren: this time my smallest Petr Novak shino cup

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I especially enjoy the transformation of the interior color where the tea reflections begins, earth tones to delicate greens.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby debunix » Aug 17th, '14, 15:23

Today I discovered that dripsicles can be functional: I was carrying my Petr Novak summer chawan across the room, quite filled with lukewarm Da Yu Ling (brewed hot, concentrated, and diluted over ice-water in the chawan): the dripsicles provided additional stability for my fingers underneath the bowl. Functional as well as enchantingly beautiful.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby GuyWan » Aug 17th, '14, 21:19

Phoenix shib by Petr Novak
Snow Flake tea boat by Mirka Randova
Water Surface cup by Petr Novak

Brewing a delicious tieguanyin.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby debunix » Aug 17th, '14, 21:55

A feast for the eyes and the mouth....

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NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Sasameyuki » Aug 18th, '14, 03:01

GuyWan wrote:Phoenix shib by Petr Novak
Snow Flake tea boat by Mirka Randova
Water Surface cup by Petr Novak

Brewing a delicious tieguanyin.


Sublime!
I'm a big fan of Petr Yaki and I'm saving money to one day buy a beautiful tea boat from Mirka. Thank you for sharing these beauties!

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NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Pig Hog » Aug 18th, '14, 08:05

Thanks for the compliments.

I'm still contemplating buying the Hagi yunomi from Yoshikawa-san. In the meantime I'm bidding for a lovely little houhin. Not sure what type of ware it is so I think that's keeping the price down.

I've only got a low max bid so we'll see how it goes. Such a shame that shipping jacks the cost up so much! Fingers are crossed...

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Noahwhiteman24 » Aug 19th, '14, 14:48

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That is just a gorgeous kettle... Alas, antique stores in the midwestern United States do not usually hold such treasures. Beautiful setup!

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby TeaViking » Aug 22nd, '14, 18:29

Hi!

Its time for my second post >.<

I had three tea sessions today but have only pitures from two of them.
Me and my friends are new to gongfu cha so we all pitch in with utensils and drink tea together. And the first pic is casual drinking with friend, its his teapot and cups.

The flower kyusu was the begining of my serius quality tea drinking. My employer only offers cheap tea bags at my office and after 5 years I just couldent stand it anymore. Iv bought the pretties and smallest tea pot i could find at that moment and a thermos. Now when im grown up a bit more, I think I got a too big teapot... But my coworkers is still amazed about my teeny tiny teapot :P

And the second pic is casual drinking with friend, its his teapot.

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NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Pig Hog » Aug 28th, '14, 04:34

Last night's houjicha brewed in a Tokoname kyusu, drunk from a Hagi yunomi (close ups in the hagi thread):

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby TeaViking » Aug 28th, '14, 08:10

I really like your hagi and everything thing looks so crisp clean, Im guessing that is a advantage with darker colured teaweare.

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NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Pig Hog » Aug 28th, '14, 08:42

Thanks. Perhaps but I'm not sure -- I think most people's stuff looks good in a half decent photo. Funnily enough, it's my best performing kyusu but still my least favourite. I like the shape and feel but it's just a bit boring compared to my others.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby TeaViking » Aug 29th, '14, 04:05

Its not fun using a teapot if you dont like it so much.

I have a similar thing. My old huge western teapot has a great pour, keeps the tea warm, great capacity but booring brown. And it never dies, I acidentally droped it ones on the floor and lived! Not even a smallest chip... My boyfriend has broken my other two western teapots, but never my ugly duckling teapot. I´ll probably miss it when it dies...

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NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Pig Hog » Aug 29th, '14, 05:14

Serious?! I smashed the lid of my bizen yaki kyusu a month after I bought it. Had to repair it and while it is my favourite kyusu, I can't quite get past the cracks in the lid when I use it...

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby Hannah » Oct 1st, '14, 18:57

blairswhitaker wrote:^ hahaha, my tea ware may be developing self esteem issues from being called "junk".

Here is my tea ware for today,

Chawan- shino tabeneri by Cory Lum
Kettle- from an antique shop
Electric furo- from kyogodo.
Black lacquered Tobacobon- from toji temple flea market.
Hi-ide- from tenjin-San flea market.
Mizusashi- tanba, from kyogodo
Okashi kashibachi- shino with iron underglaze from kyogodo.
Cha-ide- setoguro, from toji temple flea market.
Chashaku- hand made


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Just so you know... This setup picture sent me on a new house-planning spree based around building a tearoom.. The other half isn't happy :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

Postby blairswhitaker » Dec 3rd, '14, 08:34

Hannah wrote:



Just so you know... This setup picture sent me on a new house-planning spree based around building a tearoom.. The other half isn't happy :lol: :lol: :lol:



tea chat: dangerous for so many reasons

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