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by mcmoogly » Sep 4th 07 10:27 pm

I was cleaning my my glass teacup I bought from Adagio and I guess I was scrubbing too hard and it shattered!!!! :( I'm depressed because I loved how clear and beautiful tea looked through it... sigh.

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by zipp » Sep 4th 07 10:50 pm

DOH!!!! Well that will teach you to clean anything !

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by mcmoogly » Sep 4th 07 10:51 pm

Yeah :( I guess I will have to order a new one... shipping sucks. I just put in an order too... oh well. I will have to recover my wounds over a cup of tea ;)

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by Wesli » Sep 5th 07 12:49 am

I never clean my teaware.

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by mcmoogly » Sep 5th 07 12:59 am

Rage Of Angels wrote:I never clean my teaware.
That doesn't screw with the taste at all or do you use different cups for different types of teas? Which now that I think of it, is a good idea.

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by ABx » Sep 7th 07 5:34 am

I really don't clean my teaware much either, I just rinse it out as soon as I'm done (although I do sometimes scrub out anything smooth that starts to get stained). It really doesn't affect the taste in any way, with the exception of yixing teapots where the absorbtion of aroma and subsequent change (improvement) in taste is the whole point.

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by Scarlet Glow » Sep 7th 07 12:57 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about your teacup! I have the same glass cup from Adagio and I know I would be crushed if something happened to it. I hope you get a new one soon! :D

Heh, I pretty much do what Abx, does... I just rinse my teaware out with water and dry it with a towel or let it dry itself (depending on how lazy I am that day). :wink: I figure the only thing that is going into it is tea (i.e. flavored water) so why bother using soap. :wink:

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by Mary R » Sep 7th 07 1:34 pm

Heh, I guess I'm an anomaly here. Unless I'm making several rounds throughout a day, I wash my teaware (tokoname and yixing excluded) with Dawn whenever I finish. But yeah, if I'm just casually shifting between teas, I'll probably just rinse.

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by SnapshotCat » Sep 7th 07 3:03 pm

I rinse out my teaware with hot water once I'm done, and leave things out to dry. Every once in awhile my two English style (they're pretty durable) pots go into the dishwasher but mostly just get wiped down with a paper towel.

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by mcmoogly » Sep 7th 07 10:10 pm

Yeah for now on I will just boil water and rinse it that way. Much safer. I just got my UlitliTEA yesterday and it's wonderful! When I got it out I timed out long it took to boil water at 4 cups and then at 2 and started checking out temps with the dial. I'm a geek :p But it will be a lot easier to just use this to rinse out glassware and be much safer.

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by daughteroftheKing » Sep 8th 07 2:53 am

I'm with Mary R on this one. Glass and ceramic teaware gets washed at the end of the day in my kitchen, too. I don't care how good a friend someone may be, if they serve me food and drink in a dirty cup, I'm not joining in.