NOTE: All original items are sold, however a new Special Order was placed due to such a quick sell out, around 8 hours. So, 5 more Houjin, 5 Yuzamashi and 10 more cups are on order and will hopefully be completed in the next few weeks (no guarantee on that, I will update this as I get more info). Of these new pieces, there are still a few Houjin and Yuzamashi as well as most cups.
You can preorder and reserve yours NOW by PMing me with your request.
EDIT 7/26/09: Second groups is completely sold out. Finally, Special Order #3 is available. I expect this to be very popular because it is Shibuya Deishi Gyokuro pieces, because it was especially for us by this master, because the pricing is really excellent for these items, and because of the "Special Designation Stamp" in the inside of the box lid.
When pre ordering, include items requested along with alternates via return PM to me, I will PM an easy order form to you to be filled out and returned to me which I will forward to the seller. The seller has requested this info to be routed through me since he was overwhelmed with the first TC Special Offering" and language difficulties. Plus he wants this most efficient method.
The seller will then Pay Pal invoice you directly. This seller ships PROMPLY!!! Shipping info is at the bottom! ____________________________________________________________________
Shibuya Deishi Gyokuro pieces! The whole special offering/batch especially made for members of TeaChat only. These are the real deal and thrown especially for us. I hope you are able to enjoy! Also note, these are special offerings available here only and include [color=red]very special pricing that is about 20% below the only other place I have seen these items (AN).
Be sure to check out the Houjin wood box which has the typical Deishi signature/description of the outside of the lid.
On the inside of the lid, a special designation for this batch. It states to the right in kanji "Kinsei" which I understand means carefully made especially for and under supervision of and reflects a gratitude in which Japanese culture is reflected. Something like this. To the left, TeaChat in English, and in the romantic Japanese translation in Kanji "Discussion about Tea" And Magokoro in Kanji and English. I. 8 Houjin
, however you wanna spell it. Really really nice pieces. Think small for gyokuro and private sessions of other tea. This batch is particularly nice! Price is $52.99 plus shipping. Signed wood box is included.
Size: H 2" (without the lid) X W 2.75" X L 3.5" (spout included) 2 groups of 4. Select the one you want and at least one alternative
.SOLD OUT: #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item. It would again be made for us. GROUP 1GROUP 2
____________________________________________________________________II. 30 Gyokuro Cups
. there are 6 groups of 5, 30 in all.
Size: H 1.2-1.35" X W 1.6-2" Price is $11.99 each plus shipping, but you must purchase at least 2 and no more than 6. List a few alternates please
. #1-10 are stamp signed by the maker and have a continuous foot. 11-30 are signed by hand, pretty rare!!! They also have a cut foot. SOLD OUT: #1-5SOLD OUT: #6, 7, 8, 9, 10. PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item. SOLD OUT: #11, 12, 13, 14, 15; PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item. SOLD OUT: #16, 17, 18, 19, 20; PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item. SOLD OUT: #21, 22, 23, 24, 25; PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item. SOLD OUT: #26, 27, 28, 29, 30; PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item.
____________________________________________________________________III. 3 Yuzamashi/Water Cooler for Gyokuro
. Very few available, perhaps more to come if interested. Size: H2.25" X W 3" X 4.25" including spout. Price $22.50 plus shipping. Due to the limited number, we request that you also order a Houjin and cups, thank you!SOLD OUT: PM me if you would be interested in Backorder of this item.
____________________________________________________________________Shipping from Japan:
Hobin only/(500g, SAL/6.44USD) (EMS, USA/16.66USD, Europe / 20.00USD),
2Cups only/(300g, SAL/4.22USD) (EMS, USA/13.33USD, Europe / 16.66USD),
Hobin and Yuzamashi/(800g, SAL/9.77USD) (EMS, USA/22.66USD, Europe / 26.66USD),
Hobin, Yuzamashi and 2Cups/(800g, SAL/9.77USD) (EMS, USA/22.66USD, Europe / 26.66USD)
Ordering extra cups will be computed by the seller and invoiced accordingly.
EMS includes insurance, tracking, is lightning fast, etc. SAL does not include insurance, tracking, and is still very fast.