Wednesday's TeaDay, 3/05/08

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How much did your most expensive brewing vessel cost?

Less than $10
3
5%
Less than $20
5
9%
Less than $30
9
16%
Less than $40
4
7%
Less than $50
8
15%
Less than $75
10
18%
Less than $100
6
11%
Less than $125
1
2%
Less than $150
2
4%
Less than $175
2
4%
Less than $200
4
7%
More than $200
1
2%
 
Total votes: 55

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Mar 5th, '08, 13:08
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by tenuki » Mar 5th, '08, 13:08

Space Samurai wrote:
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sweet!

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Mar 5th, '08, 13:43
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by scruffmcgruff » Mar 5th, '08, 13:43

My kyūsu was $182 without shipping, and is worth every penny:

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by sfgadvguy » Mar 5th, '08, 14:09

This is my everyday teapot from Forlife's serenity line. It was 30. I have 2 other teapots that cost a bit more but i rarly use those.



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by osadczuk » Mar 5th, '08, 14:15

TriniTEA, $79 on sale, I think. It was a Christmas gift.

And a wonderful gift at that!

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Mar 5th, '08, 15:33
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by tenuki » Mar 5th, '08, 15:33

scruffmcgruff wrote:
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Stop it folks, envy is a horrible vice.

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Mar 5th, '08, 15:36
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by Ladytiger » Mar 5th, '08, 15:36

I've spent less than $20.

So, it's been almost two weeks since I've ordered from Den's and have yet to open mu Hoji-Kukicha...I'm tempted...so tempted....
A few days ago I tried to educate my mom about how to use the kettle and not to fill it up all the way because it takes longer to boil for just on cup of tea and that I just dump it out anyway. Then today I reminded her not to fill it up all the way and she yelled at me so I give up on trying to tell her anything about tea.

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Mar 5th, '08, 15:38
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by olivierco » Mar 5th, '08, 15:38

tenuki wrote:
olivierco wrote:My most expensive is a gyokuro teapot, about 150-170$. I use it regularly.

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Give that to ME now!!!


The similar one sold by artisticnippon is currently sold out.
But you can find it here

Today houjicha (ippodo), Sencha Hatsumi (o-cha), Darjeeling Puttabong S.F.T.G.F.O.P and a rooibos to close the day. A nice teaday.

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Mar 5th, '08, 16:57
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by jogrebe » Mar 5th, '08, 16:57

So far I've had 2 cups of Sencha which I followed up with a sample of Almond Green tea from my grandmother who really loves it which I was not that impressed with. Next I had a cup of chi hopping that the spices might do some good for the cold I appear to be getting. Now I have my yixing pot stuffed with Puerh and ready to go for a number of rounds.

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Mar 5th, '08, 18:04
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by Cinnamon Kitty » Mar 5th, '08, 18:04

My most expensive is the $19 yutori kyusu from Den's. My infuser basket was $4 and my gaiwan was $5, so no expensive tea ware investments yet for me.

In celebration of having classes canceled due to bad weather, I decided to spend the day experimenting with teas I tried before but did not get exactly right. I started with Den's Sakura Sencha, which managed to taste the same as when I tried it last time. It is a pleasant tea, but not one I could drink every day. Right now, I switched to Adagio's TKY so I could play with my gaiwan for a bit. Yay for snow days!

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by Ladytiger » Mar 5th, '08, 18:37

[quote="Cinnamon Kitty"] I started with Den's Sakura Sencha, which managed to taste the same as when I tried it last time. It is a pleasant tea, but not one I could drink every day. [quote]
I got the sample of the Sakura Sencha that you sent me yesterday. The cherry flavor was very light and well balanced with the sencha. But I agree, not something that I'd drink everyday.

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by Salsero » Mar 5th, '08, 18:39

Cinnamon Kitty wrote:I switched to Adagio's TKY so I could play with my gaiwan for a bit. Yay for snow days!
You make snow sound like a good thing! As I am sure Padre would be happy to remind us, the value of our teaware does not lie in the price we paid for it.

Uncharacteristically, I'm currently drinking a high mountain black from the Nuwara Eliya region of Sri Lanka (Ceylon). I've had this tea sitting around for almost a year now. It's almost gone and I'm first starting to think maybe it's kind of nice after all!

Otherwise, it was another Ceylon earlier (Wow - I almost never drink Ceylons and two in the same day!! hadn't even realized until I typed it here!!) that one from a lower elevation.

And a nice bowl of matcha -- mmm, feel the buzz!

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by Chip » Mar 5th, '08, 18:56

Special Hika sencha...Kagoshima...nice roasted barley thing going on. It is nicely balanced, not overwhelming. I like this a lot. Since they discontinued this one, I might experiment with a fast roasting to see if I can recreate this effect.

This is a roasted sencha...not like a houjicha, a very light fast roasting I think. The leaf is just a slightly faded green, no brown at all. A bit of skill and precision went into this.

Hmmm, how to do this....

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by Victoria » Mar 5th, '08, 19:04

On my 3rd steep of the Imperial TQY - just ok. Reaching in my work tea drawer hoping for something bolder.

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by Ron Gilmour » Mar 5th, '08, 19:39

My most expensive tea ware is a "stump" teapot from For Life, currently selling for $21.50 at Harney & Sons. One of these days I want to get an yixing teapot, but I don't want to spend more than $50 for it.

Today I made a tea mistake. I was in a hurry and stopped by a shop that carries Tazo bagged teas. Some of Tazo's teas are quite drinkable. I really enjoy their Awake (breakfast) and Zen (green tea with lemongrass and spearmint) blends. But today I tried their Darjeeling and was very disappointed. It had very little aroma and tasted, well...like a teabag.

So now I'm at home enjoying a cup of my favorite organic first flush Darjeeling from Tao of Tea. I drink this stuff LOTS and it's wonderful.

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Mar 5th, '08, 20:08
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by Wesli » Mar 5th, '08, 20:08

Well, after being disappointed with O-cha's new tamaryokucha, I impulsively opened a bag of Monk's Choice. Turns out, I like the Monk's Choice more. Who would have guessed? Anyways, the Monk's choice is earthy, quite so. It also still has smooth and gurichish flavors. Not bad for $10.

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