Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?


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Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Would you rather ... wash your teaware or ... ? Come up with your own answers! Washing teaware is often the worst part of tea.

I would rather ... clean the bathroom
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... mow the grass
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... do my taxes
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... paint a room
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... take out the trash
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... walk the dog
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... wash the car
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... let it sit til morning
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... other ...
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Hmmm, maybe cleaning the teaware is not so bad.
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Total votes : 29

Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '11, 01:54

Greetings everyone and welcome to TeaDay. We hope you will stop in and share what is in your cup with us.
Yesterday we discussed Tea on trips. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Would you rather ... wash your teaware or ... ? Come up with your own answers! Washing teaware is often the worst part of tea.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby entropyembrace » Apr 14th, '11, 02:55

...let it sit till morning

that happens a lot :oops:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby gargoylekitty » Apr 14th, '11, 03:48

entropyembrace wrote:...let it sit till morning

that happens a lot :oops:


+1 :roll:

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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby karmaplace » Apr 14th, '11, 04:01

Washing my teaware is one the least stressful things to do. I actually enjoy washing dishes; something about water soothes me (even despite all the scrubbing).

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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby David R. » Apr 14th, '11, 04:44

I always wash teapots using boiling water and rub them. I can't say it is a burden. I love to see the water disappearing when gently blowing on it and polish it while it is still hot. I also like to smell a hot teapot. It is kind of a ritual. I usually do it while warming up another vessel cause I always do overnight brews. When it has been a while that I haven't use one particular teapot, I can spent quite some time cleaning it after use.

The rest of the teaware, except my chawan, can sit for a while though... :roll:
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby Nenugal » Apr 14th, '11, 04:46

I generally don't like washing dishes, but teaware is quite easy to handle and I usually do it just after I finish drinking...
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby Trey Winston » Apr 14th, '11, 05:26

gargoylekitty wrote:
entropyembrace wrote:...let it sit till morning

that happens a lot :oops:


+1 :roll:



+2

Yep, not much of a cleaner of teaware. A cursory rinse under the faucet is usually all I can bring myself to.

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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby Chasm » Apr 14th, '11, 07:53

Since the tea I drink tends to require some focus and attention for the best results, I go with it and treat it as an exercise in focus and attention. Cleanliness is part of the whole thing, and if I'm not cleaning the teaware right away, I remind myself I'm neglecting part of the exercise. People worked hard to make these things I use, and thinking of them as a reason to treat their work with respect blends in well with the whole mindset.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby tortoise » Apr 14th, '11, 08:57

Tea ware is easy compared to the rest of the dishes and the kitchen at large.

I'm having some 90's wild shu via teamasters this morning. Hitting the spot.
I guess i'll be cleaning it up later, but that's not getting me down just yet.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby JBaymore » Apr 14th, '11, 10:25

Cleaning teaware to me never has seemed to be a chore. Maybe it is the inherent respect I tend to have for clay wares in general.

Now cleaning the gutters............. :roll:

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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby debunix » Apr 14th, '11, 10:44

I never mind cleaning my teawares--it's a pleasure at the end of the session to dispose of the leaves (to the compost bin for the worms, a happy fate as these things go), enjoy the teawares again as they're rinsed, wiped, rarely actually soaped (mostly just the cups I use for guests), and set to dry.

Compared to the other dishes, that have more troublesome things requiring perhaps soaking and scrubbing and rubbing and more WORK to clean, they're easy and quick.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '11, 22:27

I am guessing that most of the people who do not like to wash their teaware stayed away today! :lol: The vote actually shocks me.

The only thing that makes me clean the teaware the same day/night is waiting til the next morning would drive me crazy and I would regret it the next day anyway.

I simply HAVE TO clean it the same day of use. This usually means at night after final steepings. I am guessing I do not like doing it at night, but the alternative would mean no soggy leaf tea ... meaning no tea at all ... that night.

At the end of the day though ... I guess I do not mind it too much, but it is my least favorite part of tea.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby Chip » Apr 14th, '11, 22:29

Oh, began the TD with YM from U-C followed by genmaicha with sushi and finished with Aoi from the O-C with the Mrs. It was a great TD!!!
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby JRS22 » Apr 14th, '11, 22:36

Maybe if I had a dog I would prefer walking her. Since my kitties walk themselves I chose washing my teaware. Anything I can't put in the dishwasher is washed promptly. I'm lazy and I know that the longer I wait the harder it is to handwash teaware etc.

In my cup this morning - another round of delicious O-Cha Tsuen Sencha Otsuusan.
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Re: Thursday TeaDay 4/14/11 Would you rather wash ur teaware or?

Postby AdamMY » Apr 14th, '11, 22:38

I voted do my taxes simply because I love number related, and money related things, and while writing the at the end when I owe money hurts, it is a great way to sit down and have to look at the money situation for the previous year.

Not that cleaning teaware is that bad, I just think cleaning teaware is something I have do, to drink tea using that again, and doing taxes plays right into stuff I enjoy.
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