Wednesday shall be TeaDay, 6/18/08

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Your favorite Teapot material is clearly...?

Clearly glass
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Wednesday shall be TeaDay, 6/18/08

by Chip » Jun 18th, '08, 02:51

Yesterday, chocolate won the snack war. You can still vote and discuss yesterday's topic.

Welcome TeaFriends to TeaDay. Let's brew and share what is in our cups today...all day. You can reflect back on your TeaDay if you need to.

Today's TeaPoll and discussion topic is about material possessions...that is...what is the favorite material for your teapots...and why? Most of us seem to love out times as much as tea itself.

I am looking forward to sharing TeaDay with everyone. So, bottoms up, refill, repeat many times...
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by Chip » Jun 18th, '08, 02:52

tenuki wrote:fp.
Dude...that is scarey! :lol:

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by Terrasi » Jun 18th, '08, 02:58

I like cast iron, those things stay hot forever.

I haven't tried many other types of teaware though.

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by Geekgirl » Jun 18th, '08, 03:10


You can't make me choose. Nuh-uh.


Although I will confess to spending waaaaaaaayyy too much time drooling over the Tokoname-ware. :shock:

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by bi lew chun » Jun 18th, '08, 03:30

Clayware gets me salivating obsessive saliva, but I have a thing for porcelain too.

I believe I think harder about TeaDay polls than I do most of life's moral questions. I guess teaware is just way more fun than right and wrong, perhaps because splurging on it is soo right and sooo wrong all at once.

I think I should probably go to sleep. I had some ben shan earlier.

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Traditional Tie Guan Yin

by Salsero » Jun 18th, '08, 04:27

A traditional roast Chinese Tie Guan Yin served in a Japanese Shonzui meoto yunomi. Before modern rapid transportation and storage systems, many oolongs were given an extra bit of roast to help preserve them.


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by olivierco » Jun 18th, '08, 07:29

Difficult to chose one favorite material for teapots. Most of my teapots are porcelain or ceramic (tokoname and kyoyaki mainly)

This morning silver needles, houjicha with my lunch.

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by Tea na » Jun 18th, '08, 08:57

I picked glass because that is the one I use the most. I don't have a "good" set yet. No tea yet this morning, I couldn't sleep, but the rest of my house is out cold.....maybe I'll have something strong, since I didn't sleep I'm going to need it!

Have a great Tea Day!
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by CynTEAa » Jun 18th, '08, 08:59

Glass came to mind first quickly followed by porcelain, but I have a lot of ceramic in the house.

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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by auggy » Jun 18th, '08, 09:38

Sal, I can't decide which I enjoy more - seeing your pictures everyday, or seeing pictures of your teaware...

I voted porcelain. I'm not really sure why though - it seemed perfectly logical at the time but now when I think about the reasons, I have nothing firm. I just tend to like porcelain pots more than most, I think. And it is nice not having to be careful about being a dedicated pot or not.... Haven't ever brewed in a glass teapot. Hmm, I haven't noticed any two-pot glass teapots, but that sounds pretty nifty. I might need one of those....

Magnolia tea this morning. Got a little close to overbrewing because I was too tired to register exactly what the timer was at first. But it is still drinkable, so I'm happy.

I am wearing my "MONKEY" shirt today, so even though I'm tired, I'm convinced it will be a good day. :D

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by Victoria » Jun 18th, '08, 09:39

Glass is first for me, but I'm slowly branching out. As you can see.


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by TimeforTea » Jun 18th, '08, 09:47

Of the few pieces of teaware that I own, the majority of them are ceramic. So I guess that's my favorite, by default.

This morning I brewed TKY.

Have a nice day, everyone!

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by chamekke » Jun 18th, '08, 10:05

I'm with Geekgirl. I love all of the above.

And shouldn't wood and bamboo (lacquered or otherwise) also feature in the choices list? For example:




In my cup - sorry, it's PG Tips this morning - I have to dash to a training course!

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by Salsero » Jun 18th, '08, 10:07

Victoria wrote:Glass is first for me, but I'm slowly branching out. As you can see.
Nice pic. The leaves are nice and green. Is that some fine wooden thing in the background?
chamekke wrote:I'm with Geekgirl. I love all of the above.
OK, but do you two have to have all the good teaware too! Leave some for the rest of us.

But, yes, much as with tea itself, it's the variety of teaware I love.
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