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Victoria is wondering, "So, how big is your cup anyway?"

1 OZ
2
4%
2 OZ
0
No votes
3 OZ
2
4%
4 OZ
2
4%
5-6 OZ
12
26%
7-8 OZ
7
15%
9-10 OZ
9
19%
11-12 OZ
6
13%
13-14 OZ
1
2%
15-16 OZ
6
13%
Bigger, OY!
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 47

Postby Victoria » Feb 23rd, '08, 12:03

Time4Tea wrote: Nice, Victoria!! Simple and elegant! Have you tried a flowering tea in the glass jumbo cup?


Why yes, my dear I have! The blooming teas are great for watching and sharing with a friend, but usually somewhat lacking in taste. So I don't have them often.
They are fun though!
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Postby TaiPing Hou Kui » Feb 23rd, '08, 12:15

Good morning fellow brewers! I started off the morning with 2 cups of Rishi White Peony. My cup situation is interesting. My main cup that I use for my greens is a Hagi Ware 12 oz cup, but my Hagi Kyusu only fits about 5 oz. including the tea, so I usually only fill it up with 4 oz. for this reason I am choosing the 4 oz option on the poll.

*On a side note: I have had 1 small teaplant for a while and it has not been doing well (it is cold here, and not much natural light), but I recently purchased some natural lights and set it up yesterday and have it in a closet on a 12/12 light cycle, so hopefully this will rejuvinate it. I will post pics soon.

-Nick (TaiPing)
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Postby olivierco » Feb 23rd, '08, 12:25

I tried this afternoon Ippodo Kaboku sencha, their top sencha (about 25$/100gr).

Very nice leaves (no dust as this sencha is asamushi style), a clear taste with light astringency but I didn't feel the flowery fragrance that permeates the air promised by Ippodo.
I will have to adjust my brewing parameters and lower the temperature a little (I used their recommendations 10gr 210ml 80°C (176°F) 1min).
Has anyone already tried this tea?
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Postby Victoria » Feb 23rd, '08, 12:35

olivierco - your little tea cup is so beautiful! Love it!

Oh I forgot to mention, my tea!
Meng Ding Huang Ya Yellow Tea

I'll post my thoughts in the Yellow Forum later today.

Have a lovely day eveyone!
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Postby scruffmcgruff » Feb 23rd, '08, 12:51

Well, hard to say which cup is my favorite. My 1 oz white porcelain fishy cups from funalliance seem to be the most used, though. Aside from that, it's probably the ~6-7 oz cups in my avatar.

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Postby osadczuk » Feb 23rd, '08, 12:52

I use a 16oz yellow smiley face mug my husband once sent me flowers in.

I like my tea black and plentiful!
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Postby Victoria » Feb 23rd, '08, 13:00

Scruff I love your fishy cups!!

osadczuk wrote:I use a 16oz yellow smiley face mug my husband once sent me flowers in.

Awww that's sweet, I have some sentimental cups I love using too.
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Postby Mil » Feb 23rd, '08, 13:20

We must be kindred spirits, Victoria. I love drinking tea from my glass mugs. I'm not sure exactly where they're from, as they were a gift from my brother, but they're a bit smaller than Adagio's version and have sturdier looking handles. (Handles are great for washing up-- I also have a pair of ceramic Japanese tea cups, but I'm always afraid they're going to slip out of my hands and get smashed on the bottom of the sink.)

Drinking a Golden Yunnan this morning, which is getting to be something of a habit. I'm beginning to think I was wrong about preferring Assams after all!
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Postby Wesli » Feb 23rd, '08, 13:26

I'm drinking some sencha fuka-midori, spiked with the last of my matcha, out of my chawan, and this ones about 10oz.
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Postby Victoria » Feb 23rd, '08, 13:37

Mil wrote:We must be kindred spirits, Victoria. I love drinking tea from my glass mugs. I'm not sure exactly where they're from, as they were a gift from my brother, but they're a bit smaller than Adagio's version and have sturdier looking handles.


Yes, I kinda thought that too. :o) Also, love my Assams, but I gotta try Golden Yunnan soon. I think I bought the sample, but haven't got to it yet.
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Postby olivierco » Feb 23rd, '08, 14:23

Victoria's Own wrote: olivierco - your little tea cup is so beautiful! Love it!


I bought at Hibiki-an. When I ordered it I thought it was smaller that it is actually (8cmx7cm).

As we are discussing teaware, does someone have this copper canister? If so, how is the inner lid?
It looks very nice on the picture and the more I see it, the more I think it will look even better on my tea table...

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Just had Uji Gyokuro Kame-Giru-Shi. Gyokuro is definitively my favorite tea.
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Postby tenuki » Feb 23rd, '08, 15:01

"So, how big is your cup anyway?"


Kinda a personal question isn't it?
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Postby Victoria » Feb 23rd, '08, 15:09

tenuki wrote:
"So, how big is your cup anyway?"

Kinda a personal question isn't it?


Oy!
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Postby Chip » Feb 23rd, '08, 15:35

My fav cup is a 3 oz Japanese cup I got as a set from RoT when I first started drinking tea 8 years ago...or was it Stash. Anyway, I instantly fell in love with them. Just simple white with a blue band near the rim. No handle. I recently figured I have filled these aronnd 70,000 times...don't ask why I figured that out because I have no idea. Thing is, they still look brand new...the set of 4 cups was around 20 bucks.

To say these cups are special to me is a bit of an understatement. But at the end of the day, they are just inexpensive little cups.

Yutaka Midori, excellent this morning. And currently finishing a nice session of this Ding Gu Da Fang green Long Jing look alike. So far, two awsome teas.
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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 23rd, '08, 17:14

I'm making chai flavored pudding at the moment. I'll be posting how I made it on my blog. This is exciting!
Here's the link http://ginsenggreenstea.blogspot.com/2008/02/chai-pudding-recipe.html
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