July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?


BYOT! Enter TeaChat here, you never know what you may find!

TAD is a somewhat mysterious tea-related addiction that may have developed since you joined TC. So, fess up, do you have it?

Hi, my name is _____ and I have TAD
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45%
Yes, I believe I have it, I lost count of all my wares
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15%
Not really
7
15%
Not sure, never heard of it until today
2
4%
Definitely not
1
2%
I am a minimalist, NO
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19%
 
Total votes : 47

Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby Tadpole » Jul 20th, '13, 15:26

Collected 3 dozen bone china cup & saucer sets in 3 months. Does that count? What's my prognosis???

Just suddenly got the urge to add bone china cups to my collection. Already have several gaiwans, tasting cups, gongfu pitchers, tea trays, gongfu tea tools, teapots ranging from 4 oz - 32 oz.

English tea cups are usually a good size (5-6 oz) to accept an infusion from a medium-large gaiwan. A happy blend of East and West. Sometimes teapots are just too complicated and pouty looking with that spout.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby debunix » Jul 20th, '13, 17:00

I'm afraid this may be a very severe case--finding another type of teaware to collect when you run out of other 'holes' to fill in your collection. The prognosis for complete recovery is grim, although temporary remission may be hoped for.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby amaranto » Jul 21st, '13, 14:12

I'm afraid this may be a very severe case--finding another type of teaware to collect when you run out of other 'holes' to fill in your collection. The prognosis for complete recovery is grim, although temporary remission may be hoped for.


:lol: I was thinking the same thing (while wishing I had enough room for a collection like that).
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby debunix » Jul 21st, '13, 15:19

Just yesterday I found myself wishing for brewing vessel that does not currently exist in my home collection, but today I had to again rearrange the teaware display to fit the present items. I'm not sure which will win out in the long run--that nagging feeling of 'why don't I find the perfect piece of teaware for this situation' or the reality check of 'really really really no room'.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby amaranto » Jul 21st, '13, 21:01

I'm not sure which will win out in the long run--that nagging feeling of 'why don't I find the perfect piece of teaware for this situation' or the reality check of 'really really really no room'.


Probably the former. :D
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby JRS22 » Aug 14th, '13, 11:22

I'm thinking of changing my answer from 'definitely TAD' to 'definitely not'. I've realized I'm actually a collector who appreciates fine handmade ceramics that also make great tea!

Purely by coincidence I just ordered two pieces of teaware by Kim Eung Cheol from Tead Off. A copper-glazed teapot and a copper-glazed server which are a bit larger than recent purchases. 200 ml is too large for Wuyi oolong but fine for silver needles and my 'medicinal' chamomile.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby yalokinh » Aug 31st, '13, 01:37

I've spent more on tea and teaware than I have on my profession, its hard to keep this hobby when you want everything you see haha
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby hopeofdawn » Sep 2nd, '13, 12:21

I have to say, my Entpot collection keeps growing every time I turn around ... Petr certainly knows how to enable my TAD, that's for sure! 8)
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby NPE » Sep 2nd, '13, 12:54

i seem to have had a little problem with Seong il's latest offering... just could not decide which one to take, so I got 4 (for the time being) of his little gems. :oops: A rather severe case of TAD, methinks
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby GuyWan » Sep 2nd, '13, 15:12

I would say that I have a case of TAD. I live in a small place with little room for collections of any kind. But thankfully the kind of teaware I am interested in is relatively small. :D

This year, I've bought quite a bit of teaware, starting with a stone tea table. I also got a small clay kettle and a couple of 100ml teapots from Lin's Ceramics studio. Oh and I also had to have a few stunning Petr Novak pieces. Now I'm looking for thin porcelain cups that are a bit less plain than the ones I have. No I do not have a problem. :roll:
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby Tadpole » Sep 17th, '13, 20:44

My name is Tadpole, and I have TAD. It's mostly under control these days, thanks to limited amount of storage space in my immediate living area. I say immediate, but if I really wanted to, I could find ways to impose my living area over that of others, but this could get very complicated (and illegal) for one small Tadpole.

Another way to keep TAD in check is rotating my sets or groups of pieces that cooperate well together in function and aesthetics. I trick myself into seeing "new" sets, thereby refreshing my interest in what I already have. Put the rest away in boxes, to be seen again later in the future.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby debunix » Sep 18th, '13, 22:00

Today my purchase arrived from Artistic Nippon. I don't really need another pot, but I'd been admiring a particular style of kyusu on the site which fortunately for the budget are pricey enough that I could admire them in perfect safety. But last week a new pot was put up that pushed so many of the same buttons, and was utterly affordable.

And this, after I'd deliberately removed most of the teaware sites from my browser bookmarks so that it would take a few extra steps to get to them....unfortunately it's so easy to remember artisticnippon.com.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby Have Some Tea » Mar 1st, '14, 18:35

debunix wrote: -cut-


Why didn't you guys warn me? TAD is an understatement I think I suffer from TTAD (Tea and Teaware A.D.)

From the moment I started research on a little Yixing family piece the virus hit hard. It floored me when I tasted high mountain oolong for the first time. In the last couple of weeks I compulsively collected:

1 glass pitcher
1 large water disposal bowl
1 bamboo mat
3 small tea glasses
1 bamboo tweezers
1 kettle
1 tea light holder
1 Yixing pot 150ml - viewtopic.php?f=36&t=11539&start=2175#p258245

3 types of high mountain oolong
4 types of aged Pu-erh (2003 little cakes)
1 type of Darjeeling
1 type of Chinese Jasmine
2 types of Chinese green tea

I'm in a really bad shape, I need help. :cry:

I need some tea! :mrgreen:
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby debunix » Mar 1st, '14, 20:21

Sounds like you're doing fine. When you reach the point of having to buy a new tea to justify a new pot purchase to match to it....then you're in serious trouble.

Right now, it sounds like a mild case.
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Re: July 3, 2013 TeaChat TAD enabled. Do you have it?

Postby JRS22 » Mar 1st, '14, 21:03

Have Some Tea wrote:
debunix wrote: -cut-

From the moment I started research on a little Yixing family piece the virus hit hard. It floored me when I tasted high mountain oolong for the first time. In the last couple of weeks I compulsively collected:

I'm in a really bad shape, I need help. :cry:

I need some tea! :mrgreen:


Virus? Or chronic condition..........
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