Sunday's TeaDay 2.24.08

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And while we are at it, how big is your TeaPot or brewing vessel?

3 oz
3
6%
5 oz
4
8%
7 oz
5
10%
9 oz
4
8%
11 oz
12
25%
13 oz
1
2%
16 oz
12
25%
20 oz
3
6%
24 oz
0
No votes
30 oz
3
6%
36 oz
0
No votes
42 oz
1
2%
BIGGER
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 48

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Sunday's TeaDay 2.24.08

by Chip » Feb 24th 08 7:46 am

Hello TeaChatters, welcome to another Sunday on TeaDay!!!

Today's TeaPoll question and today's discussion centers upon our favorite TeaPot...or brewing vessel. How big is it? AND WHY...why is this size your favorite, why is this brewing vessel your favorite. So, tell us all your TeaPot/vessel story.

Of course, let's hear what is in your cup today...all day!!!

Remember, all are welcome to TeaDay, and you are all welcome to participate. Newbies, don't be shy.

Have a great TeaDay this Sunday and see you on the forum.

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by olivierco » Feb 24th 08 8:17 am

Zhisha and duanni: 3 oz for puer (I haven't been drinking Puer lately)
Gaiwan 4 oz for oolongs
Hohin 4 oz for gyokuro.
Kyuusu 7 oz for other multisteep tea. I have also a smaller tokoname kyuusu (5oz) I use for sencha when I don't want to drink too much tea.
Classical white porcelain teapot 18 oz for one steep tea.

No favorite teapot, it depends on the tea I want to drink.

This morning keemun for my breakfast.

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by Wesli » Feb 24th 08 8:26 am

Kyuusu is approximately 6.4246 oz.

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by omegapd » Feb 24th 08 8:27 am

You forgot 12 ounces. :lol:

My Yixing pot holds 12 oz. but it's not my everyday pot. I use a typical white porcelain pot for everyday and it holds about 20oz.

Brought some Yerba Mate with me tonight to work in a T sac that needs some brewing up. I also ordered the Ingenuitea today so will see how that works out when it gets here...

EW

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by Space Samurai » Feb 24th 08 8:53 am

Like my tea cups, I have all sizes, from 3 to 11-ish. Hokujo-sama seems to prefer 11 oz, so thats what I use the most.

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by Victoria » Feb 24th 08 9:45 am

16oz is closest to what I brew most often. I'm in the market for a few new items to change all that. :o)

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by brandon » Feb 24th 08 1:23 pm

I picked 11 oz because that is the average size of my kyuusu.
My yixing pots are 5oz and 6.8oz. The thing about pots is no one is making you fill them to the top.

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by Selaphiel » Feb 24th 08 1:35 pm

11oz is the size of my kyusu. I have yixing Also got 4,5oz and 6oz yixing pots for Gong Fu Cha ceremonies. My gaiwan holds around 5-6oz. The tea pot I use for indian black teas is a >16oz japanese cast iron pot.

Today I`m gonna start the tea day with the wonderful Japanese tea known as Uji Gyokuro Yume no ukihashi.

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by caradrake » Feb 24th 08 2:19 pm

I use an ingeniuTEA, so it's probably around 12oz? But I usually only use it as 4-8oz.

This morning's tea was a lipton bagged tea. Jay's mom had bought a box of spiced cha when they were here last May, so I figured I'd try it. With some milk and sugar, it's pretty durned good. I'm curious if I can find the same tea in a loose leaf.

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by Ladytiger » Feb 24th 08 3:20 pm

My brewing vessel is 16 oz. aka IngneuiTEA
Right now I'm drinking Ti Kuan Yin, first steep.

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by witches brew » Feb 24th 08 3:32 pm

My teapots, both china and iron, are in the 16 oz. range, which means making a second pot when I have a guest.

And in my teapot (the iron one) this morning, Rooibos Tropica, which is my favorite tea of the moment. I'm on my second cup.

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by Space Samurai » Feb 24th 08 3:53 pm

brandon wrote:I picked 11 oz because that is the average size of my kyuusu.
My yixing pots are 5oz and 6.8oz. The thing about pots is no one is making you fill them to the top.
Exactly--I only make 7-8 oz.

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by Victoria » Feb 24th 08 4:13 pm

Good morning all!

My first brew of the morning is a romantic sounding little number called an Elegant Gathering of White Snows. Mentioned in the book of the same name. It is a Formosa oolong with large dark leaves producing an amber brew with traditional roasted flavor.

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by olivierco » Feb 24th 08 4:22 pm

Matcha Kaoru supreme (o-cha) this morning.

Xue Ha brewed in my 7oz kyuusu (3 decent steeps) this late afternoon.

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by insanitylater » Feb 24th 08 4:54 pm

i believe this is a 12oz pot
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i have matching mugs but i don't really use them
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so far today i have had two cups of yerba mate