CONTEST! - First Tea Book ever written: 'The Classic of Tea'

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Postby tenuki » Apr 27th, '08, 07:37

so far we have one entry, not enough for a contest. I'm starting to salivate at how much tea I can by with the profits from ebay. :D
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Postby chamekke » Apr 27th, '08, 11:19

tenuki wrote:so far we have one entry, not enough for a contest.


I'm thinking... I'm thinking...
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Postby tenuki » Apr 27th, '08, 15:10

olivierco wrote:I received my copy of the book in French, so I won't enter the contest.


Do you have a link to the french version, ie is it a different translation entirely or a french version of the book I am offering? curious minds want to know. :)
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Postby olivierco » Apr 27th, '08, 15:28

It is surely a different edition (foreword by Kitti Cha Sangmanee expert dégustateur for Mariage Frères, translation and notes by Véronique Chevaleyre) with a reproduction of the original chinese text.

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http://www.mollat.com/livres/you-cha-jing-classique-the-9782350130033.aspx
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Postby ABx » Apr 27th, '08, 15:55

I would trade a cebei (small porcelain gongfu pot). I have found these to be the single most useful gongfu pots out there, though they're impossible to find online. I'd be happy to pick up a design of your choice, and include a sample of tea of your choice (perhaps 1999 Chen Guang He Tang or aged oolong) :)
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Postby tenuki » Apr 27th, '08, 17:20

olivierco wrote:It is surely a different edition (foreword by Kitti Cha Sangmanee expert dégustateur for Mariage Frères, translation and notes by Véronique Chevaleyre) with a reproduction of the original chinese text.

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Nice! 21 euros too. There is one onsale at alibris, but it's 70 bucks and after the exchange rate and shipping it would be that from France too.. :( Illustrations? The cover is stunning.
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Postby tenuki » Apr 27th, '08, 17:21

ABx wrote:I would trade..


Ho ho, another good entry (are you sticking to the rules, ie less than 10 bucks?), now we have a contest and I'll have to rob my son's piggy bank for tea money as usual. :D
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Postby ABx » Apr 27th, '08, 20:16

tenuki wrote:(are you sticking to the rules, ie less than 10 bucks?)
Yup, I get the teapots for $4. A sample of tea that I have aren't as easy to price, but can easily be kept less than $6 in value. :)
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Postby Salsero » Apr 27th, '08, 20:40

ABx wrote:Yup, I get the teapots for $4.

ABx, you have spoken of these marvelous pots before, but I don't remember that you posted a pic. Is there one up somewhere? They are quite small, right? Approx capacity? I seem to remember them as being the same shape as a too-large one I got as a gift from Taiwan, but yours are a more gong fu appropriate size.


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This is an amazingly generous offer/entertainment/contest that Tenuki is providing for us. Thanks, Tenuki!
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Postby ABx » Apr 27th, '08, 21:32

Yup, the two on the right in the pic below. They're about 4-5 oz (ones with different patterns have slightly different sizes and thicknesses). I just got a new one that's thicker, about 5 oz (about the same as the green one in the pic), and has the blue water dragon pattern that you see around on various items.

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Postby Pentox » Apr 27th, '08, 21:44

As the deadline comes closer, I am making my offer:

My material offer: A 50 pc Mille Fieulle De Thes from Lupicia. (50 piece sampler set, 50 dollar value, but i got it for free) and a 50g bag of Chiran Yutakamidori (7.00 value, I ordered 2 bags on accident, i do love the stuff though)

Why you should select my offer: As a fellow tea junkie, I wish to understand the origins and history of tea. Lu Yu's book is obviously the keystone book. I wish to read it, understand it, and learn from it. Why me over others? I have a kickass offer and know I will cherish it.
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Postby olivierco » Apr 28th, '08, 00:35

tenuki wrote:Nice! 21 euros too. There is one onsale at alibris, but it's 70 bucks and after the exchange rate and shipping it would be that from France too.. :( Illustrations? The cover is stunning.


Some pictures of teaware and tea leaves. Nice pictures, but mainly of modern teapots.
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Postby Katrina » Apr 29th, '08, 12:30

Here is my humble offering - A selection of teas from local vendors here in Massachusetts (US): 1 ounce of Dragonwell from Tea Zone, 1 ounce of Pu-er Yunnan from Virtuous Teas, and 1/2 ounce of Tea a la Marrakesh from Licorice & Sloe.

Reasons to choose me: 1) My submission proves that even the home of the Boston Tea Party can offer some good tea. 2) I am a voracious reader and LOVE tea books. (Check my blog’s book reviews!) Not having yet read this text makes me feel like a sham!
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Postby tenuki » Apr 29th, '08, 15:16

Woot! Contest is heating up, just one last day. I'm trying to not think about how I'm gonna decide between all these excellent offers.
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Postby Carnelian » Apr 29th, '08, 15:35

My offer is another tea book, The Etiquette of an English Tea, which is a small pocket-sized book full of tea history, recipes of traditional english tea time snacks (so traditional it calls for baking tea cakes in a "moderately hot oven"), reprints of old tea advertisments, superstitions related to tea, and even instructions on telling fortunes in tea leaves. I got it at a going out of business sale for about $5. It is in good condition, just a litle worn around the edges


Why should you pick my offer? It follows along in both the book theme and the want of sharing a little tidbit of tea history with other tea lovers (in your case I guess it would be a big tidbit of tea history).



http://www.btinternet.com/~copperbeechpublishing/englishtea.htm
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