Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

Did you skip tea because of old leaves in your teapot and you're too lazy to clean it?

Quite often.
1
4%
Sometimes.
4
14%
Really rare.
2
7%
At least once.
2
7%
Never, NEVER!
14
50%
I stood up and prepared more tea.
4
14%
I was too lazy to get up.
1
4%
 
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Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Xell » Jan 21st, '12, 05:11

Today i was really cozy staying under kotatsu and wanted to make more tea, but leaves were already at their limit. That's where this question appeared :)

p.s.
Did i get up or stayed under warm kotatsu? Please guess it too :lol:

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Roughage » Jan 21st, '12, 05:50

No, if one pot is dirty and I cannot be bothered to clean it then I just get a clean pot out of the cupboard or get a mug and brew grandpa style! :D

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby debunix » Jan 21st, '12, 10:09

I have enough pots and gaiwans in most of my tea-brewing spots that I can just grab an alternate, but sometimes even that feels like too much work when I really don't want to get up at all. And in one office, where I only keep one Kamjove, and the cleaning requires a trip down the hall, I often glare at the leaves that have given their all for a while before preparing more.

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Chip » Jan 21st, '12, 11:48

I simply set the pot aside and get out another. This was not always the case as I remember having one and only one suitable brew vessel. Back then I would clean it out several times a day ... and would never give up a new tea.

Today, the pots sit on an open shelf til the end of the TeaDay ... and the leaves receive boiling water and give up one last teawater brew that is poured into a smaller pitcher and chilled for refreshing cold tea the next day.

So, "never never" ... and "I stood up and prepared more tea."

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby iannon » Jan 21st, '12, 21:10

never never myself as well. I have *cough* a few pots to use..so not an issue for me

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Bob_McBob » Jan 22nd, '12, 13:16

The solution to this problem is to buy more pots :twisted:

The only pot I get up and wash soon after I'm finished brewing is my kyusu. It has one of those wrap-around stainless mesh filters that is a huge pain in the ass to remove and clean if any leaves stick to it.

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '12, 13:28

A downside to my habit of setting pots aside til evening/night. I inevitably have 2, 3, 4 pots lined up to be cleaned out at the end of the night before bed.

I cannot bear to let them sit with leaves in them and then have to deal with it in the morning. A new TeaDay starts with all clean teaware (unless there is a session continuing into the next day, which NEVER happens with a green tea).

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Chip » Jan 22nd, '12, 13:29

Bob_McBob wrote:The solution to this problem is to buy more pots :twisted:

Well, yeah! :mrgreen:
Bob_McBob wrote:The only pot I get up and wash soon after I'm finished brewing is my kyusu. It has one of those wrap-around stainless mesh filters that is a huge pain in the ass to remove and clean if any leaves stick to it.

When faced with this, I just rinse out well, then let it open in a "warm place" and let the leaves get completely dried and crispy. A toothbrush (reserved for teaware only 8) ) then finishes the job quite nicely.

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Xell » Jan 23rd, '12, 08:24

Guess it was quite easy question, yes, i did get up and clean my kyusu :)
For now i don't have similar sized kyusu, one about ~110ml, then ~280ml and one big glazed kyusu ~500ml for genmaicha, hojicha or if more people want tea. I want to get more, but have to wait for now, especially all my choices are at or even above 100$ usd :)

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby teaisme » Jan 23rd, '12, 16:33

what?!

no way, at least not for anything unglazed. I don't like wet leaves sitting in there esp for the greens.

lazy? you should drink more tea :mrgreen:

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Cole » Jan 26th, '12, 01:45

Eep! :)

I can't stand to leave any pots with spent leaves inside them unless I know I'm coming back within a couple hours -- knowing that I have leaves staining my strainer gives me lots of anxiety. I'll sometimes let a gaiwan go overnight, but my pots are too precious :lol:

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby joelbct » Jan 28th, '12, 00:22

Never skip tea...

"better to go 3 days without food than one day without tea."
-chinese proverb

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby gingkoseto » Jan 28th, '12, 11:33

I could skip cleaning teapot :mrgreen:

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Xell » Jan 28th, '12, 21:30

One accident that happened at the beginning of my tea addiction always keeps me cleaning teapots at least in evening. I will have nightmares otherwise :D I forgot about used leaves in big kyusu when it was quite hot for many days... you can imagine the rest :twisted:

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Re: Did you skip tea because of need to clean your teapot?

Postby Alex » Jan 29th, '12, 05:27

I always clean my kyusu right after I pour the last brew. Then I get the last brew once I've finished cleaning the pot....as a treat :lol:

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