Abracadaver!: WANTED, Tea Gallery gaiwan


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Abracadaver!: WANTED, Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Abracadaver! » Apr 24th, '12, 23:19

This is a shot in the dark here, but I'm trying to find a Tea Gallery gaiwan in either the medium or large size. I missed my chance while they were still available...

Maybe you've got one that you don't use or don't like? Send me a PM!
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Poohblah » Apr 25th, '12, 00:13

I have a feeling that 90% of teachatters are in the market for a TTG gaiwan ;)
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WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Abracadaver! » Apr 25th, '12, 16:48

Yeah, I know... You can't blame a guy for trying, right?
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby tst » Apr 26th, '12, 02:47

If you don't mind me asking, what's so special about these gaiwans and why do I want one? :D

Also, what's the deal with this company? Is their website still inactive/abandoned? Thanks.
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Alex » Apr 26th, '12, 03:32

-Simple and white
-Very thin and light
-Good proportions
-Nice flared rim
-Decent price
-Great lid fit
-Nice crystal ping!
-Perfect sizes
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby gasninja » Apr 26th, '12, 09:11

The tea gallery is it gone forever, or simply a hiatus?
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby BioHorn » Apr 30th, '12, 11:00

Why would one want a great lid fit? I prefer one with the lid slightly oblong. That way you can twist to a point with a great fit or to a point more open for a filtering pour.
But maybe this is what you meant.

Definitely there is a demand and need for quality gaiwans. I searched around and found a very small one (50 ml) from Dragon Tea House (Gordon).http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-White-Gongfu-Tea-Porcelain-Gaiwan-50ml-1-69-fl-oz-/230712697830?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b78c63e6#ht_7431wt_993
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Poohblah » Apr 30th, '12, 12:36

BioHorn wrote:Definitely there is a demand and need for quality gaiwans. I searched around and found a very small one (50 ml) from Dragon Tea House (Gordon).http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-White-Gongfu-Tea-Porcelain-Gaiwan-50ml-1-69-fl-oz-/230712697830?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b78c63e6#ht_7431wt_993
I have a gaiwan of that style but with a lotus print on it. I do not think this qualifies as a "quality" gaiwan. It works well enough, and the porcelain is indeed thin, but the topknot is not always easy to hold on to and often gets hot. Aside from that, I don't particularly like the shape; I prefer a more "classic" aesthetic.
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby BioHorn » Apr 30th, '12, 16:54

Poohblah wrote:
BioHorn wrote:Definitely there is a demand and need for quality gaiwans. I searched around and found a very small one (50 ml) from Dragon Tea House (Gordon).http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mini-White-Gongfu-Tea-Porcelain-Gaiwan-50ml-1-69-fl-oz-/230712697830?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b78c63e6#ht_7431wt_993
I have a gaiwan of that style but with a lotus print on it. I do not think this qualifies as a "quality" gaiwan. It works well enough, and the porcelain is indeed thin, but the topknot is not always easy to hold on to and often gets hot. Aside from that, I don't particularly like the shape; I prefer a more "classic" aesthetic.

Thanks for letting us know. :roll:
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Poohblah » Apr 30th, '12, 18:27

What's with the eyerolling?
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Chip » Apr 30th, '12, 20:33

The written word was likely misunderstood.

Shake hands and come out slurping!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby BioHorn » Apr 30th, '12, 21:47

Chip wrote:The written word was likely misunderstood.

Shake hands and come out slurping!!! :mrgreen:

Must be so, Chip.

My message was not clear. I own this gaiwan.The stem is thick enough to protect the fingers from heat off the lid. The walls are quite thin. Gordon's other 100 ml porcelain gaiwan is of a lower quality (reflected in it's price.)
Of the 6 I use for tasting some have lids with thick stems and some have little protection for the finger. :|

I agree with Poohblah that a properly built lid can make a big difference!
Also finding quality porcelain gaiwans does seem to be difficult.
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby twinofmunin » Aug 24th, '12, 11:47

Anyone know what happened to TTG? I've been too inactive on TeaChat so I may have missed a post about it, but... :( I really am sad that I can't get their gaiwans any more. I keep checking back at their website, just in case, but...
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Re: WANTED: Tea Gallery gaiwan

Postby Poohblah » Aug 24th, '12, 12:08

BioHorn wrote:My message was not clear. I own this gaiwan.The stem is thick enough to protect the fingers from heat off the lid. The walls are quite thin. Gordon's other 100 ml porcelain gaiwan is of a lower quality (reflected in it's price.)
Of the 6 I use for tasting some have lids with thick stems and some have little protection for the finger. :|
Ah! okay. The local teashop has many gaiwans of this same shape and I have never taken a liking to them; I assumed this one was from the same factory or something. I didn't realize you own it :D
twinofmunin wrote:Anyone know what happened to TTG? I've been too inactive on TeaChat so I may have missed a post about it, but... :( I really am sad that I can't get their gaiwans any more. I keep checking back at their website, just in case, but...
I've heard through the grapevine that they have shut down their online business for the time being and are only operating at a brick & mortar store in NYC, or something along those lines.
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