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A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by futurebird » Mar 20th, '13, 13:19

When I first started drinking puerh tea I bought a too-big pot from tealux. I have since given it to my cousin, who uses it for white tea with good success:

http://www.tealux.ca/balance_yixing_tea ... user_15_oz

While shopping ebay I thought I recognized it:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wonderful-Uniqu ... 2578fb3d10

:?

The mark on the botton is even the same, but it's been paired with some cups and a tea cushion from another set.

The mutilation of a tealux pot is annoying, but I'm really sad to see an otherwise fascinating "peach winepot" (a kind of pot with no lid) treated in the same way:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Auspicious-Hist ... 27c71ee5f7

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by Muadeeb » Mar 20th, '13, 14:17

How do you get the leaves into that winepot if there's no lid? More importantly, how do you get them out?

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by futurebird » Mar 20th, '13, 15:06

My understanding is it is only to be used for hot water and wine... not to brew tea... but I learned all I know from the internets. :|

I just want to play with one to be honest. 8)

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by Muadeeb » Mar 20th, '13, 15:10

Hey, you're from Shaker heights! I grew up in Beachwood. Sorry for the off-topic post.

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by futurebird » Mar 20th, '13, 15:37

aw you're gonna make me home sick. I haven't been to shaker forever. you still in Cleveland?

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by Muadeeb » Mar 20th, '13, 15:41

No, I got a lifetime's worth of snow living in Cleveland and Rochester, NY. That's why I live in San Diego now! Do you know of any good teashops in Cleveland? I might have to go back at some point this year.

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by BioHorn » Mar 20th, '13, 15:53

Okay. I am hijacking this post for a minute too!
So. If you fellows come to Shaker, you have to PM me. You can stop by the S. Woodland TeaHouse! :P

Oh, and I have a few pots that look like they have had their dose of shoe polish! Should I boil them?

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by Muadeeb » Mar 20th, '13, 16:22

Friends in tea are friends in Cleve are friends indeed!

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by AdamMY » Mar 20th, '13, 17:15

Jumping on the bandwagon both my parents are from Cleveland ( well technically my dad is from Parma), and I spent the first 10 years of my life in Richfield. :D

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by tingjunkie » Mar 21st, '13, 01:56

From the same seller... overcompensate much?

:lol:

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by BioHorn » Mar 21st, '13, 08:35

Overcompensate? Like this?!
:lol:
Bomboo indeed. And super elegant to boot!

Image


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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by Alex » Mar 21st, '13, 10:23

"Super Graceful "


:lol:

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by gingkoseto » Mar 21st, '13, 20:52

Alex wrote:"Super Graceful "


:lol:

:lol: :lol:

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by MarshalN » Mar 21st, '13, 21:12

I spent a few years near Cleveland - that's enough NE Ohio for me.

Incidentally, I'm on my way to SAN right now. Any good teashops there?

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Re: A shoe polish user caught in the act.

by Muadeeb » Mar 21st, '13, 21:28

Yes, Mad Monk in Ocean Beach is a great place! Taylor is the young guy who runs it and he's always pouring tea for anyone who walks in the door. He carries mostly Pu-erh and Taiwanese oolongs. It's a tiny shop but a fun place.

Leaf and Kettle is in Del MAr and is a more upscale shop, but they do paid tastings and have lots of good teas which I'm just starting to explore.

I would be honored to share some tea with you Marshal, either at my home or at Mad Monk Tea. I'm a gong fu novice, but your blog has been instrumental in my education.

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