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Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby jbu2 » Jun 11th, '13, 03:18

what do you do when you have (lets say) one cup and one kyusu, you can't let the tea sit in the kyusu , what do you do ?

as i understand from google there is no Japanese style pitcher and i don't want to use my ordinary pitcher .
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japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby debunix » Jun 11th, '13, 04:14

Brew one cup's worth of tea at a time, even if it mean not filling the pot.

I prefer that to letting sencha sit after brewing.

Or you could get a nice yuzamashi & use it as a pitcher.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby Chip » Jun 11th, '13, 07:59

I use an inexpensive glass pitcher which allows me to view the tea, and also to cool the tea down if needed to a more drinkable temperature.

... very un-Japanese. :mrgreen: To the best of my knowledge there is no such Japanese pitcher, so improvise.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby theredbaron » Jun 11th, '13, 10:47

Just use a second cup.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby Tead Off » Jun 11th, '13, 11:26

jbu2 wrote:what do you do when you have (lets say) one cup and one kyusu, you can't let the tea sit in the kyusu , what do you do ?

as i understand from google there is no Japanese style pitcher and i don't want to use my ordinary pitcher .

You can use yuzamashi (water cooling vessel) in place of a pitcher if you want to stick to Japanese teaware. Korean pitchers match well with Japanese teaware. Or, even Chinese porcelain can fit in.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby Running for Tea » Jun 11th, '13, 12:43

I recently picked this up
http://www.denstea.com/teapots-cups-chacha-kyusu-maru-2300-c-275_548.html

I remove the basket and lid, and what remains is a perfect serving pitcher (that is Japanese) 8)

It can be fun to mix it up and brew a daily-sencha in it as well!
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby victoria3 » Jun 11th, '13, 15:20

For cooling down tea I also use my yuzamashis and or a few small glass pitchers I got at resale shops. When I have guests and need to make extra large servings I use my Eva Solo glass teapot as seen in this blog - which gave me the idea to use it that way; http://everyonestea.blogspot.com/2013/0 ... -with.html
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby jbu2 » Jun 12th, '13, 02:14

thanks eveone , i will considur doning one cup but i there are times when reading a book in the garden that i don't like to brew 4-6 times.

the korean picther sounds like a great idea but i googled it :https://www.google.co.il/search?q=Korean+tea+pitchers&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HA64UeP7PMPStAaHzoHoBg&ved=0CDMQsAQ&biw=1103&bih=502
and i didn't found it, but i did found this nice blog http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/korean%20tea?language=en_US

the reason i don't use a second cup is that my teapot only gives my one and a half teacups :|

i am afraid that yuzamashi will coll my tea too fast.

@victoria3 you are kind of tea reason i started to look for a japanese pitcher, after seen you'r set i feel like i have got to steep up my game !
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby victoria3 » Jun 12th, '13, 03:24

Jbu2, I'm not sure where you are in the world but antique stores are fun to look in. Etsy also has many nice ceramic pitchers, some are small enough for tea, you can preheat also. I would make sure they are high fired. Here is one shop; http://www.etsy.com/shop/juliapaulpotte ... info_count
Then you can also look at artisans here on teachat; viewforum.php?f=40
The only problem I see is if you are using a ceramic teapot that imparts character to your tea then you probably don't what to mess that up with yet another ceramic from another part of the world. Either stick to one family of ware, go for neutral glass or porcelain to avoid these issues.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby teaisme » Jun 12th, '13, 17:57

Chip wrote:To the best of my knowledge there is no such Japanese pitcher, so improvise.


ahh but there is from http://www.yuuki-cha.com/teaware/brewin ... her-cooler :?

and this...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/220621239557?_trksid=p2048036

Personally I have found chinese style pitchers for gongfu tea just fine, in fact using things like a big creamer, or the glass pourer from blog mentioned in above post cools things down too fast for me

japanese water cooler also works fine unless you are trying to preserve its look and not stain it, or if it is semi porous you don't want to contaminate the water with old tea flavour while its cooling down in there, again this will cool very fast so timing the serving and brewing can require more attention.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby Chip » Jun 12th, '13, 18:16

teaisme wrote:
Chip wrote:To the best of my knowledge there is no such Japanese pitcher, so improvise.


ahh but there is from http://www.yuuki-cha.com/teaware/brewin ... her-cooler :?

I have seen the glass pitcher on Chinese site(s) (very inexpensive) ... so maybe it is China made. I don't actually know however.
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby chingwa » Jun 23rd, '13, 14:10

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I say raid the kitchen! Who said pyrex has no soul...? They work very well, won't break on you, and the one above is even in Japanese... :)
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Re: Japanese tea pitcher ?

Postby jbu2 » Jun 24th, '13, 15:19

Well i ended up liking what i have , see "Chinese tea tray - the conclusion"(http://www.teachat.com/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=18817) but i still hope that victoria3 sanshi approve .
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