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by Space Samurai » Jul 13th, '07, 01:50

I swore and I swore and I mean I swore that I wasn't going to use one. I wasn't going to cross that line.

But I want one.

So, all you tea freaks out there, what should I buy?

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by Samovar » Jul 13th, '07, 08:20

I have a digital tea scale from Upton Tea Imports.

The scale can weigh in grams, ounces, pennyweight and cupweight mode.

I use the cupweight. It will display the number of cups based on the amount of tea used.

I use this daily and it really has made a difference in the amount of tea that I use.

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by Chip » Jul 13th, '07, 09:10

...this model is very popular, you can find it cheaper though if you google. I know at least a handful of teadrinkers who like this model and have never heard a complaint.

http://www.rightonscales.com/web/120z.htm

I also have the Upton scale. It is a nice solid scale, but it costs 2X as much as others. But it measures down to .05 grams. Most digital scales measure to .1 gram, which is good enough.

Whatever you buy, I have to say a digital scale is the one thing that has most improved my consistant tea enjoyment, especially for Japanese tea. It takes only seconds to weigh tea leaves.

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by Space Samurai » Jul 13th, '07, 17:54

Thanks Chip, I went with the one from rightonscales. It looks like it will meet all of my needs.

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by Mary R » Jul 13th, '07, 19:16

That's the scale I got! Or maybe it was the model just before that one...meh.

At any rate...we're all starting to get quite a lot of teaware in common. :)

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by scruffmcgruff » Jul 13th, '07, 19:33

Don't half of us have the same digital thermometer? I know three or four of us have 2 or 3 of the same yixing pots from ysllc... 8)

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by Space Samurai » Jul 13th, '07, 19:48

I guess we all have good taste.

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by Eastree » Jul 13th, '07, 19:49

... Or we just happened to stumble upon the best recommendations out there? :D

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by Mary R » Jul 13th, '07, 22:46

scruffmcgruff wrote:Don't half of us have the same digital thermometer? I know three or four of us have 2 or 3 of the same yixing pots from ysllc... 8)


Yeah, I know you, me and Space all have that same thermometer. I think Hop, Space and me have the same scale (maybe Salsero too, I can't remember). I think Space, Andy and I have very similar gaiwans. Salsero and I both own a kyusu like those Space has...and I think everyone ('cept me) has that nice little blonde yixing from ysllc.

I'm going with good taste. :) After all, I guess this is the alternative:

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Mmmm... Don Hertzfeldt...

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by Chip » Jul 14th, '07, 00:02

...so, ok you consumer whores...what digital thermometer do you have?

I have 3...which is 2 too many, but I am a gadget whore. But having 3 has allowed me to test them.

I have 2 different Taylor therms. Both are new models that were listed as commercial and water proof, top of the line I suppose. The first one I bought seemed kind of slow. Then I saw another model that said something about 1 second reading, which is totally misleading, it is just as slow as the other one. But they look cool. :roll: 8)

My favorite one is a white Polder with a swivel head. It is way faster in side by side tests performed in my scientific laboratory (a beaker that I use for measuring water for tea in my kitchen). I reach for this one everytime.

The other 2 Taylors might become relegated to testing meat.

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by MarshalN » Jul 14th, '07, 18:32

Considering this is being sold in the US, the digital scale really isn't very expensive. I bought mine in China for about $10

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