Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?


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Something fun, tea related, and a mystery as well. Please see the photo and share what you think it might be? This "came into my possession" yesterday.

YES, I know what it is
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Hm, I believe I know
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Maybe
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Not likely
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Definitely not, more clues please
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Chip » Oct 16th, '11, 15:37

Jspigs wrote:Perhaps a coaster for a teacup or the like? I voted that I believe I know.

EDIT: On second thought perhaps the lid to something tea related?

Sorry, better luck next time! :twisted:

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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby AdamMY » Oct 16th, '11, 15:54

Chip wrote:
Jspigs wrote:Perhaps a coaster for a teacup or the like? I voted that I believe I know.

EDIT: On second thought perhaps the lid to something tea related?

Sorry, better luck next time! :twisted:

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I still want to know how you pulled that one off! Whats funny is I was using that kyusu this morning looking at those photos, thinking it did look quite like parts of that kyusu, though there was no hole, so it wasn't the lid. I also couldn't figure out how if it broke the bottom would still be a near perfect circle. And yes I mean the kyusu you pictured earlier.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Chip » Oct 16th, '11, 15:58

AdamMY wrote:I still want to know how you pulled that one off! Whats funny is I was using that kyusu this morning looking at those photos, thinking it did look quite like parts of that kyusu, though there was no hole, so it wasn't the lid. I also couldn't figure out how if it broke the bottom would still be a near perfect circle. And yes I mean the kyusu you pictured earlier.

Wellll, Adam "hit the kyusu on the bottom" ... so to speak.

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After post-use rinsing out this kyusu for the many 100th time, and then gently drying the exterior as I always do ... poof, the bottom rolled out of the pot into my hand. Virtually perfect. I looked in utter disbelief.

I suspect this is a production method ... maybe in more mass produced pieces? Just as the body, spout, lid, handle and lid are made seperately and then assembled, I think this bottom was also made seperately and then attached. There is really no broken nor jagged clay edge.

Amazing ... the pot never offered a clue that something was amiss. No leak, sounded solid ... no warning.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby AdamMY » Oct 16th, '11, 16:01

I'm wondering if it might have been some sort of thermal expansion/contraction thing, where perhaps the base changed sizes much quicker than the surrounding walls, causing a hairline fracture to go all the way around the base?

Still quite weird. I will need to keep an eye out for mine.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Chip » Oct 16th, '11, 16:09

Looking at the bottom with the unique perspective ...

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... this looks remarkably "clean" despite being used for well over 1000 steeps.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby debunix » Oct 16th, '11, 17:18

That yixing video linked in the "making of a yixing" topic demonstrates that that
Chip wrote:...bottom was also made seperately and then attached...
in the traditional yixing pot.

Astonishing to see it pop out like that, though, without more roughness around the edges.
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Chip » Oct 16th, '11, 18:24

debunix wrote:That yixing video linked in the "making of a yixing" topic demonstrates that that
Chip wrote:...bottom was also made seperately and then attached...
in the traditional yixing pot.

Astonishing to see it pop out like that, though, without more roughness around the edges.

Yeah, funny timing for this to happen ... :evil:

This was the daily go to kyusu for fuka for 4-5 ounce steeps due to its taller profile, and I like the larger hole sasame which allowed just the right amount of particles through.

Replacement?

Well, great TD began with Guricha from Xell with the Mrs. Next up, Takumi from Zencha ... sans the Mr. Goodwill Nerikome Kyusu. :(
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Re: Sunday TeaDay 10/16/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Chip » Oct 17th, '11, 01:50

Although the mystery object was revealed, yesterday's TeaDay continues into Monday.

Please share what is in your cup, and of course discuss the topic or anything ...

We are looking forward to sharing this TeaDay with ... everyone. Bottoms up!
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Re: Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby IPT » Oct 17th, '11, 02:12

I still cannot breathe, so I am drinking some old Gaoshan I found buried in my freezer in the vault. I still cannot taste anything, so I am drinking up old stuff.

I hope you all are having a more flavorful tea day than I.

Have a lovely day everyone.
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Re: Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Drax » Oct 17th, '11, 07:19

Ugh, sorry to hear it IPT. There's been a wave of colds going around out here. . .

Chip -- looks like the perfect candidate for a "golden repair"...! In this case, silver might look better. Although, the repairs often look nice because of the jagged nature of most breaks; a perfect silver circle might actually look pretty odd (though almost always out of sight, being on the bottom).
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Re: Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby David R. » Oct 17th, '11, 08:16

Good luck IPT ! I am fighting the first signs of a cold myself... with tea of course ! Hopefully my senses are not compromised yet.

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Re: Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby IPT » Oct 17th, '11, 08:33

Thanks guys. I went to brew some tea and noticed that I had some company. I had no idea what to serve yellow ducks, but they seemed to enjoy the Yixing Red Tea.
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Re: Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby Chip » Oct 17th, '11, 18:06

Early cold season! Hopefully this will pass soon and TeaSenses will be back to normal! GWS IPT!

Drax wrote:Chip -- looks like the perfect candidate for a "golden repair"...! In this case, silver might look better. Although, the repairs often look nice because of the jagged nature of most breaks; a perfect silver circle might actually look pretty odd (though almost always out of sight, being on the bottom).


I have been thinking of repair, but truth be told, this was an extremely inexpensive kyusu. Any repair will be homemade, but I will have to go back to the topic and reread.

The break is in such a way, the silver might only be visible on the inside ... hard to explain, but the angle of the "break" is all towards the inside.

I am sure there will be a repair, I just do not see myself tossing this pot. :lol:
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Re: Sun/Mon TeaDay 10/16-17/11 Mystery object of TeaRelations?

Postby nrstooge » Oct 17th, '11, 20:35

A friend and I went on a shopping trip yesterday to Amana and Tanger outlets at Williamsburg, IA. They are almost 100 miles away, so a Lapsang soushong was in order.. but since no time for breakfast, I added german rock sugar and cream. Having more of the same tonight since fall is upon us. Didn't find anything tea related, unless you count a new creamer pitcher. :)
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