NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII


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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 16th, '12, 12:27

Thought I'd share a quick snapshot of the cup of dragonwell used to baptise my new sou-shun yunomi into it's tea-life ... (I know, Chinese tea in a Japanese cup, I'm such a rebel) :lol:

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Feb 16th, '12, 12:56

Looks nice with tea in it!

And there's absolutely nothing wrong with Chinese tea in a Japanese cup.

The only place I have problems crossing cultural boundaries for cups/teas is when I rather foolishly try to drink oolong or puerh from a delicate thin-walled cup designed for cooler-brewed green teas. Ouch!

This cup, though Japanese, and with reasonably thin walls at the middle of the bowl, has thick glazed rim and thick solid base, so plenty of insulated spaces for my fingers. Hot and cool, this one will take on all comers.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Chip » Feb 16th, '12, 15:01

Nice Oribe in action! But what is that under it I spy? 8)

So many beauties ... Woozl and the new Mrs. Woozl hojin and the really interesting teabowl! JRS and your new Seong-il! Debunix and your new Hagi SOs and new Petr-Yaki! Ian and your new Karatsu!

Always somethng new and exciting happening in teaware on TeaChat!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Saladin » Feb 16th, '12, 20:15

iannon wrote:
Saladin wrote:That's a beautiful Karatsu cup, it it Michael Martino?
Why yes it is actually. Ran into his shop while just trolling for teaware. i really like this cup


I think I was admiring that very same cup on Etsy. :D His work is terrific.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Tobias » Feb 18th, '12, 13:44

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I picked up two "white jade" cups on eBay, I was unable to capture it on the picture but they are actually quite translucent. They're also quite heavy for their size and a not very symmetric.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby woozl » Feb 18th, '12, 22:47

Kinda bummed I missed the Oribe SO.
My tea budget is maxed.
However, I have this to console me.
Very groggy tea bowl. :D

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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Feb 18th, '12, 23:39

You've got quite a consolation prize there....
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby woozl » Feb 18th, '12, 23:44

Thanks,
The Mrs. is too kind for my course lot :)
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Feb 18th, '12, 23:52

Can you share the inside of that droopy drippy dreamy cup too?
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby AdamMY » Feb 19th, '12, 00:43

That is one odd looking cup/ bowl!
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby Drax » Feb 19th, '12, 07:58

What a great cup! An ice cream afficionado might remark how it looks like a Neapolitan.... :D
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby togeika » Feb 19th, '12, 13:26

This was from my recent clay experiments.
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 20th, '12, 11:09

debunix wrote:This cup, though Japanese, and with reasonably thin walls at the middle of the bowl, has thick glazed rim and thick solid base, so plenty of insulated spaces for my fingers. Hot and cool, this one will take on all comers.


That's my experience too, actually--though I haven't brewed any black or pu-erh teas in it, it's lovely for both greens and oolongs. Unlike my ROCK, which as much as I love it, can get very hot to the touch.

Is anyone besides me noticing their sou-shun is picking up tea-crackles really fast? All it took was one cup of tea, and bam! Golden lines across the bottom--it's been very interesting to watch. :)
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby hopeofdawn » Feb 20th, '12, 11:12

togeika wrote:This was from my recent clay experiments.


Wow, that is a gorgeous golden bowl--any chance of seeing the inside?
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Re: NEWEST CHAPTER! Show Off Your Pots and Cups XVII

Postby debunix » Feb 20th, '12, 14:11

hopeofdawn wrote:Is anyone besides me noticing their sou-shun is picking up tea-crackles really fast? All it took was one cup of tea, and bam! Golden lines across the bottom--it's been very interesting to watch. :)


Yes, took a few photos of that yesterday afternoon, but haven't downloaded them to the computer yet. I was quite surprised by the speed of it.
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