Ordered my first teaware....


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Postby edkrueger » Nov 2nd, '08, 19:30

I think you made some good choices. I personally like the white kyusu more than the red one and the yixing doesn't appeal to me, but I'm sure they will brew good tea. One of my favorite pots to brew high mountain oolongs is made of the same general type of clay.

As for cups, the main thing to think about is if you can pour the entire contents of your pots into them. If you are drinking alone I'd get a 12 oz pavina to accommodate your kyusu. If you drink with others then you might two get the 8oz ones. The best solution would to get the 2 oz pavinas and a fair cup like the one at the bottom of this page: http://www.shanshuiteas.com/product.php ... tegoryID=5.
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Postby orguz » Nov 2nd, '08, 19:35

If you're in Ontario, Toronto area there is a Japanese houseware store selling teaware too. They have glass cups that are similar to the bodum ones.

It's at the south/west corner of Hwy.7 & Leslie St in Richmond Hill inside a plaza.
Another teaware store at Hwy.7 and Kennedy S.E corner, inside the mall sells yixing pots.
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Postby Victoria » Nov 2nd, '08, 19:48

I don't think the Pavina come in 8 oz, I'd go with smaller sizes and a fair cup.

Or pure white are always classic.
I like the shape of those white lotus right there at Rishi.
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Postby Space Samurai » Nov 2nd, '08, 20:27

canadiantea wrote:Thanks.
Yeah I looked at the white pot for $20 bucks more.... I hope I'm happy with the one I choose.


The only real differences between the fukugata and the kikumaru are color, sasame, and twenty bucks. Both are great pots, but I've always thought the fukugata was a perfect first pot. I'm sure you'll be very happy with it.
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Re: Ordered my first teaware....

Postby Salsero » Nov 2nd, '08, 21:02

canadiantea wrote: Those who have the Bodum Pavina do you buy the 8oz size?
Mine are labeled "9 oz". In my personal style, I find them a bit large for some purposes and just about perfect for others.
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Postby edkrueger » Nov 2nd, '08, 21:46

Space Samurai wrote:
canadiantea wrote:Thanks.
Yeah I looked at the white pot for $20 bucks more.... I hope I'm happy with the one I choose.


The only real differences between the fukugata and the kikumaru are color, sasame, and twenty bucks. Both are great pots, but I've always thought the fukugata was a perfect first pot. I'm sure you'll be very happy with it.


There is one more thing: the red one has a raised rim. That is the main reason I choose the white one, but the white color is a bonus for me too.
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Postby murrius » Nov 3rd, '08, 23:38

I very much like the look of the Yixing tripod design. Let us know what you think of it once you have used it. I have the kikumaru kyusu and love it.
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Postby Space Samurai » Nov 4th, '08, 00:33

canadiantea wrote:just got the call from rishi that the fukugata is OOS.

Going to see about replacing with the Kikumaru


This might be of interest to you (or anyone else). Its the same pot as the Kikumaru but from a Japanese company, and you get more choices on color and sizes, and its cheaper.

http://74.125.93.104/translate_c?hl=en& ... 24oxZjB6zA

I haven't tried to order from this company yet, and I don't know anything about the shipping, but it could be worth looking into.
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Postby Salsero » Nov 4th, '08, 02:16

If price is a primary consideration, here is the cheapest thing I have seen.

http://www.thejapanesegreenteashop.com/ ... ame+Teapot

Not the most elegant, but the price is great.
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