Show Off Your Pots and Cups, Part I

Discussion on virtually any teaware related item.

Postby Blue ipomea » Apr 15th, '07, 17:14

I surely do. Flowers are my addiction. Second after tea. :)
But the tea cups above are quite small so I prefer my big blue one. it's even bigger then your's! :wink:
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Postby tomasini » Apr 15th, '07, 19:43

We're comparing cup sizes....i feel like im in a high school girls locker room :shock:
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Postby Proinsias » Apr 15th, '07, 21:06

We're comparing cup sizes....i feel like im in a high school girls locker room


You've convinced me to join in.

Most of my tea wares:

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The white gaiwan in the middle at the top is by far the most used brewing vessel. My favourite cup is the small white one with the unidentified fruit (peaches, apples, lychees?? confirmation would be good) it was bought for pennies from a charity shop over 10 years ago and has seen me go from years of lapsang teabags to spending extra hours at the office to justify gracing it with fine tea.



My yixing:

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The second pot from the left is by far my most prized and is dedicated to dahongpao, I've just placed an order with Guang to give it more of the love and attention it deserves.

I'm quite taken with Blue ipomeas flower cups.
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Postby tomasini » Apr 15th, '07, 21:12

=] :D Im glad I could help.
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Postby Blue ipomea » Apr 17th, '07, 03:37

tomasini wrote:We're comparing cup sizes....i feel like im in a high school girls locker room :shock:


:D Well, as far as I know, at the end of it all size isn't what matters the most. it's the contents. ^_^
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Postby Samovar » Apr 17th, '07, 08:03

I have a Royal Albert Old Country Roses English tea set and an Odessa Samovar.

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Postby scruffmcgruff » Apr 25th, '07, 00:42

Just thought I'd post my collection...

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On the left is my bodum tea press and my rarely-used tetsubin from the local cookware store.

On the right is my matcha bowl (Upton), scoop, whisk and whisk holder, and my upton variable temp. electric kettle.

On the tray (Hou De Asian Art), I have my trusty thermometer, my kyusu (Rishi), my white gaiwan and three cups that I never use (all from inpursuitoftea), my cup from target (that I use pretty frequently), and my zisha gaiwan (Dragon Tea House).

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I'm also in the market for some yixing pots and some more gongfu-ware, so my collection should continue to grow... muahahahaha...

Oh yeah, and in the top left corner, that's part of hungry hungry hippos.
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Postby Space Samurai » Apr 25th, '07, 01:11

Wow, I have that exact same thermometer.
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Postby tomasini » Apr 25th, '07, 01:48

im embarressed but i sometimes drink tea out of this cup ..like right now :lol:


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Postby sygyzy » Apr 25th, '07, 02:43

scruffmcgruff - Thank you so much for posting your sources. You just saved me a bunch of time!
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Postby tomasini » Apr 27th, '07, 02:03

i fee really ridculous for not remember to take pics of this set :-D its not too impressive but it was my first :oops:
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Re: Show off Your Pots and Cups!

Postby wyardley » May 22nd, '07, 02:21

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Some pots and gaiwans... The teapots are pretty small - all probably in the range of 60-150 ml. The gaiwans range from probably 70 or 80 ml to ~ 175 ml.

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Wider shot w/ some random things of tea and more cups / pots / fair cups.
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Postby xine » May 31st, '07, 12:33

Here is the cutest owl teaset I got a while back but haven't been able to take pics of:

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and this little ultrasleek pot I got down in Cape May a couple of weeks ago:

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Postby bearsbearsbears » Jun 28th, '07, 15:37

All of my pots and cups don't even fit on my tea storage units let alone in one photo...and I haven't taken pictures of any of the antique teaware I bought, either....so here's just the family portrait (posted here before?)

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Postby Phyll » Jul 2nd, '07, 20:56

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^ My Kyushu style teapot for Sencha's. About 150ml. But I rarely drink Sencha, so it's mostly collecting dust in my tea cabinet.

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^ My Yixing clay teapot exclusively for aged raw (sheng) pu'er. About 200ml. Lately, it's seen quite a lot of action and good stuff.

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