Mon/Tues TeaDay 8/15-16/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?


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Your CURRENT fave TeaCup is ... ? Please share details (and a photo if able) including why it is your current fave.

It is Chinese
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Japanese
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Taiwanese
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American
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Other Western
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Mon/Tues TeaDay 8/15-16/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Chip » Aug 15th, '11, 00:49

Greetings TeaFriends and welcome to TeaDay. Please drop in and share what is in your cup with us throughout the day.

Yesterday we discussed our current fave teapots. Please continue to discuss yesterday's topic.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic. Your CURRENT fave TeaCup is ... ? Please share details (and a photo if able) including why it is your current fave.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby AdamMY » Aug 15th, '11, 10:17

Which ever one I happen to be drinking from at that given time.

Usually Japanese, but may be Korean, Chinese, or American.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby karmaplace » Aug 15th, '11, 10:20

My current favorite tea cup was made by Michael Coffee (shyrabbit) with his "interrupted" glaze. I've been filling it with iced greens, and I like how it sweats. I haven't taken a picture of it myself yet, but here's one from the Michael's listing.

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See the bump on the right of the center? It's the perfect spot for my thumb. It's been my favorite cup for the entire month since it arrived. :mrgreen:

I had some Korean sejak matcha this morning, the last of my Assam melody sample and iced Jeju orchid green at work, and now I'm enjoying some iced Baizen oolong while I catch up on some shows and surf Teachat. :D
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby bob » Aug 15th, '11, 13:07

My current favorite cup is the thin celadon summer cup I bought in Japan a few years ago. It holds a bit more than 100 mL, feels very delicate and nice in the hands and is a joy to drink from:
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The mesemerizing cracles have developed nice color on the inside, they are translucent on the outside:
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In the cup: Lao Cong Shiu Xian from Wan Ling teahouse, very nice for a rainy afternoon...
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Chip » Aug 15th, '11, 15:05

Thanks Karma and Bob for coloring our TeaDay!

Amazingly, this is easier for me to answer than the teapot question over the weekend. Although it changes quite often.

CURRENT fave teacup is "Sendai," Hagi SSO 15 ... reaching for this more mornings than not since receiving it. Morning sencha and a reminder of all the people in Japan who continue to suffer to this day. If the clouds and rain finally go away, I will try to take a photo.

Began the TD with Miyabi original in Sendai with the Mrs. Next up, Hana No Kaori.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Herb_Master » Aug 15th, '11, 18:05

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My Gisui Tokoname from Hojo

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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Nenugal » Aug 15th, '11, 22:05

Chip wrote:
CURRENT fave teacup is "Sendai," Hagi SSO 15 ...


It is really difficult to choose a favourite from my cups, but at least the Sendai is the favourite of my Japanese cups. And then there are the beautiful cups from TeaChat artisans like Cory, Petr, Bill, Shawn, Michael, all of them favourites too...
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Skippyandjif » Aug 15th, '11, 23:39

My current favorite is this little cup that I got at Mitsuwa Marketplace in New Jersey. It has the names of every US President in English and Japanese as well as the years they were in office. Also, there are a few (rather hilariously bad) portraits of some of the presidents.

Had a lot of pu-erh this morning, a lot of iced green tea this afternoon despite it being fairly chilly here today, and I'm currently sipping on a pau d'arco tisane. It's the last of that package, I ought to go and buy some more...
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Chip » Aug 16th, '11, 01:45

Thanks HerbMaster for coloring our TD!

Finished the day with Sejak Korean green.

Currently iced SLT with a touch of honey.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Chip » Aug 16th, '11, 01:50

Nenugal wrote:
Chip wrote:
CURRENT fave teacup is "Sendai," Hagi SSO 15 ...


It is really difficult to choose a favourite from my cups, but at least the Sendai is the favourite of my Japanese cups. And then there are the beautiful cups from TeaChat artisans like Cory, Petr, Bill, Shawn, Michael, all of them favourites too...

+1, of course!!!
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby Chip » Aug 16th, '11, 02:18

The CURRENT fave teacup topic will continue into Tuesday. Please share wwhat is in your cup throughout the day ... and share the actual cup used.

In addition please continue to share your CURRENT fave cup with us.

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with everyone. Bottoms up.
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Re: Monday TeaDay 8/15/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby debunix » Aug 16th, '11, 02:44

Just too hard to pick, stony texture or translucent silkiness, crystaline sharpness or softness over coarse clay....deep or wide, thick or delicate, depends on mood, tea brewing temp, size and speed of infusions....

Today, I suffered the sadness of the plastic thermos lid cup. I need to commission a custom-built cup to fit between the outer and inner lids of my thermoses so I can avoid "sad plastic teacup syndrome".

The SeaDyke TKY, however, being a basic and sturdy tea, was not snobbish at all about the simple cup.
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Re: Mon/Tues TeaDay 8/15-16/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby debunix » Aug 17th, '11, 01:05

Right now, as I'm baptizing it with a brewing of white bud sheng puerh, this new "summer galaxy" cup by Tetsuaki Nakao is my favorite cup....originally a sake cup, repurposed for tea. It is so thin-walled that I have to let the tea cool off a bit before I can pick it up to sip from it (so it's not going to be an every-day cup), but it makes a lovely combination with this tea nevertheless, especially the transformation of the pale crystals into gold as viewed through the tea.

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Re: Mon/Tues TeaDay 8/15-16/11 Your CURRENT fave TeaCup?

Postby iannon » Aug 17th, '11, 22:50

debunix wrote:Right now, as I'm baptizing it with a brewing of white bud sheng puerh, this new "summer galaxy" cup by Tetsuaki Nakao is my favorite cup....originally a sake cup, repurposed for tea. It is so thin-walled that I have to let the tea cool off a bit before I can pick it up to sip from it (so it's not going to be an every-day cup), but it makes a lovely combination with this tea nevertheless, especially the transformation of the pale crystals into gold as viewed through the tea.

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Nice! I have to say my Nakao "Spring" is one of my favs right now too. the thin walls dont seem to bother me mutch with my lower temp sencha brewing though.
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