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Postby andy825 » Feb 26th, '08, 16:19

Not new to tea, but new to tea chat. I've been reading for a while, and finally signed up so I could participate. I've already voted in the poll!
About me: I manage a modern, asian-style tea house in Pasadena, CA. In my cup right now, peach black tea that we are sampling at the store today. But this morning, at home, fukamushi-cha! Yummy. I am learning the ins and outs of gongfu style brewing, and will be experimenting with gaiwans next. I need to buy one first! My husband came home from a trip to Tucson with a treasure trove of goodies from Seven Cups, so I want to do them justice and brew them properly. I'm excited to be a part of such a thriving communitea! :lol:

Question- is there a spell checker for the posts? I try to type like a grown-up, but sometimes I miss something...

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Postby Victoria » Feb 26th, '08, 16:35

Hello! I'm just down the 5 South a few miles in Orange County! I'd love to make it up your way sometime. A trip to Huntington Library and then some nice tea! That would be a perfect day.

No spell check. Sometimes if it is a long post, I'll compose it in email or Word, spell check there. Otherwise, let it fly. No big deal.

Welcome!
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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 16:37

Hi andy, welcome to TeaChat...nope, no spell check. I always have dictionary.com up on a tab, but still manage to misspell a lot.

Glad to see you found the daily TeaPoll, now remember to share what is in your cup and participate in the daily discussion in TeaDay as well.

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Re: I'm new, too!

Postby Salsero » Feb 26th, '08, 17:08

andy825 wrote:Question- is there a spell checker for the posts? ...
Yes, there are several of us who laugh our heads off whenever you mishspell a wrod.

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Postby LavenderPekoe » Feb 26th, '08, 17:18

Sal - Be nice :P.

Andy, you could always use FireFox (2 and higher) and turn the spell checking on.

ETA: I should have said "Be nice to my eyes. :P"

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Postby andy825 » Feb 26th, '08, 17:27

Bah- I am not easily insnulted. Hee. Thanks for the welcomes! I am, at this moment, perusing yunnan sourcing's selection of gaiwans. Buying tea stuff is so much fun!

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Postby Victoria » Feb 26th, '08, 18:03

andy825 wrote: Buying tea stuff is so much fun!


Ohhhh you are going to fit right in here!

LOL

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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 18:11

My biggest problem when I shop for teaware...and teas too I guess...there are so many choices. I get into an analysis paralysis mode and usually buy nothing. I have been wanting to get a gaiwan or 2...or 3 since I joined this forum...almost 2 years now...oy. This forum definately reminds me of all the stuff I want.

Good news though. I am finalizing an order for a gyokuro set from a vendor in Japan...really excited about this!!!! :D

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Postby Salsero » Feb 26th, '08, 18:31

LavenderPekoe wrote:Sal - Be nice
'K. Pologize... :lol:

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Postby Salsero » Feb 26th, '08, 18:34

Chip wrote:I ... usually buy nothing.
Then how do you e'splain the contents of that TEA REFRIGERATOR :?: Mmmm ?

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Postby Ladytiger » Feb 26th, '08, 18:40

Victoria's Own wrote:
andy825 wrote: Buying tea stuff is so much fun!


Ohhhh you are going to fit right in here!

LOL

I, too, get excited over tea and buy enough for an army to drink for a month with resteeps.

BTW Welcome!

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Postby andy825 » Feb 26th, '08, 18:47

Chip,
Where are you getting your gyokuro set from? If you don't mind sharing your source, that is. :wink:
I am wanting one of those, too, since I saw a picture in a book.

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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 18:47

Salsero wrote:
Chip wrote:I ... usually buy nothing.
Then how do you e'splain the contents of that TEA REFRIGERATOR :?: Mmmm ?


Come 'n Sal, check your spellin first...it is TeaFridge...googles lead back to me. My only claim to fame???

Anyway...the TeaFridge was "inherited" from my parents...though admittedly, using it was definately my ulterior motive from the beginning. One thing I did not have to think about. Where to plug it in...that took me months to decide.

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Postby Chip » Feb 26th, '08, 18:59

andy825 wrote:Chip,
Where are you getting your gyokuro set from? If you don't mind sharing your source, that is. :wink:
I am wanting one of those, too, since I saw a picture in a book.


I am likely getting this one from Maiko. It is only on their ebay site, but if you buy it from their actual site instead of ebay, you save some money. I am getting the pot, yasamushi, and 2 cups...it will be less than the 49 bucks listed for the whole set, but shipping will be close to 20 bucks I bet. I will hopefully get info back from the vendor today. Including capacity which I know will be very low. I am hoping for close to 100 ml.
My cool gyokuro set

I am also likely getting this set. It is used for making "drop gyokuro tea" ...kind of a new fad. I have been looking for an actual set for a while. It can be made w/o it...but I want it. To make this, you use a lot of leaf and very little water. The tea almost comes out in drops. And yes...it is a virtual Japanese version of a Gaiwan.
Susuricha set

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Postby andy825 » Feb 26th, '08, 19:04

Thanks for the links! I'll check them out.
ETA- here is a set like the one I saw
http://www.artisticnippon.com/product/tokoname/hokujogyokuroset.html

I'd love to have one like this for really nice gyokuro.

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