Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

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Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby campfire » Apr 12th, '13, 14:37

Just got an email from Den's that is offering a kyusu for $5. Great price if you don't own one, and a necessity for steeping sencha!
http://www.denstea.com/teapots-cups-teapot-shudei-99%C3%82%C2%A2-c-275_379.html

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 12th, '13, 15:27

I got this email too this morning, and while it looks like a great price, 8oz seems like a very large size. Den's recommends a 2oz kyusu for their Shincha, so maybe this is a diabolical scheme to make you go though more tea quicker? :wink:

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby campfire » Apr 12th, '13, 15:35

Heh yeah 8oz is not the smallest of kyusus, but do they even make 2oz kyusus?!? That would be borderline microscopic! I actually bought their 6oz premium one some time ago and it has served very well.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby teaisme » Apr 12th, '13, 16:28

that was my first kyusu ever along with their beginners sampler about 3 years ago.
That $8 was a monumental step into appreciating japanese tea and was well worth it.

Works just fine for sencha. You don't have to use all 8 oz if you don't want to. Heat retention doesn't seem that important anyways for sencha. Just fill half way or 3/4.

Eventually cleaning the inside filter and spout could be a pain. Once you pop out the filter getting it back on just right is hard for me.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby 5am » Apr 12th, '13, 16:35

that is a heck of a deal. I gotta tell some friends.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Poohblah » Apr 13th, '13, 01:28

campfire wrote:Heh yeah 8oz is not the smallest of kyusus, but do they even make 2oz kyusus?!? That would be borderline microscopic! I actually bought their 6oz premium one some time ago and it has served very well.

Sure. http://www.tokoname.or.jp/teapot/yosiki02.htm

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Chip » Apr 13th, '13, 01:35

This Kyusu might be Chinese ... I seem to recall this from previous offerings. But for 5 bucks, it would make a great addition for a travel set, etc.

I am going to be emailing Den about an unrelated subject, but I will ask him and report back.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Muadeeb » Apr 13th, '13, 12:43

I just placed my order for the $5 kyusu. Of course, I had to buy some green tea to put in it too, so I preordered the Shincha and some grape sencha to qualify for a shipping discount. Further justification came from the $3 coupon that expires this month from my earlier matcha/ green tea sampler order. Well played, Den. :D

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby 5am » Apr 13th, '13, 15:58

I love when deals like this come along. I got on the phone and 3 of my friends are ordering this deal and that is going to be awesome because I will have people to talk to about fine Japanese tea! :D

My little brother also got one so now there can maybe be two tea drinkers in the family!

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Peacock » Apr 13th, '13, 21:46

Poohblah wrote:
campfire wrote:Heh yeah 8oz is not the smallest of kyusus, but do they even make 2oz kyusus?!? That would be borderline microscopic! I actually bought their 6oz premium one some time ago and it has served very well.

Sure. http://www.tokoname.or.jp/teapot/yosiki02.htm


You should not of revealed this... now I want it. 8)

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby MEversbergII » Apr 15th, '13, 19:28

Thanks for the heads up! I've been wanting to check out Japanese teas for a while now. I'm going to take the plunge, along with their Organic Sencha.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Remick » Apr 20th, '13, 07:25

So has anyone received their kyusu yet? Like it? Pics?

I know I won't see mine for a few more weeks as I bundled it with a pre-order for Hashiri. But for those who aren't ordering any shincha, I would assume that Den's shipped them out, right?

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby Zubo » Apr 20th, '13, 07:47

Since I live in south-eastern Europe, Den's didn't have shipping calculated and you had to actually buy a product before seeing the shipping charge. I sent them mail asking them to estimate shipping for Croatia (where I live), but I still didn't get answer after 3 days so I decided to risk and buy the kyusu. And you bet, few hours after submitting the deal and paying 5$ I received a e-mail offering 25 $ as the cheapest option, and that's too much for a 5$ kyusu (which I was buying for extremely good price). I understand it's mostly my fault for what happened, but I hope this post will help someone to avoid that. But I think not answering my mail was unfair.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby MEversbergII » Apr 20th, '13, 16:58

I got mine on Friday. It's adorable! Fits the gap between my 100ml gaiwans and 500ml pot nicely.

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Re: Shudei Kyusu $5 at Den's

Postby 5am » Apr 26th, '13, 11:50

I really think this little red clay kyusu is a steal at $5. You could probably end up paying $25 for this little teapot. :D

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