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Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by Alucard » Mar 7th, '16, 18:15

Hello,
I've seen a couple nice wooden scopes listed in the artisan thread, but those are too wide for my needs. Can anyone suggest a tea scoop similar to these or the bamboo scoops from Taiwan Sourcing that are 20-25mm in width?

Thanks

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by kyarazen » Mar 7th, '16, 21:09

Alucard wrote:Hello,
I've seen a couple nice wooden scopes listed in the artisan thread, but those are too wide for my needs. Can anyone suggest a tea scoop similar to these or the bamboo scoops from Taiwan Sourcing that are 20-25mm in width?

Thanks
slice some bamboo? :P

or a custom order from http://www.everydaycanoe.com/spoons/ ?~

i had a bamboo one somewhere.. about 25mm width.. bought it for $2 from a local tea shop years ago

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by Hmm » Mar 7th, '16, 21:14

I bought one similar to this. Mine is 30mm. Not sure how flexible you are with your widths.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Natural-Bamboo- ... 4ac0032847

Haven't been using it that often though.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by Alucard » Mar 7th, '16, 21:35

Maybe scoop was the wrong word - more like a narrow cha he.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by BW85 » Mar 7th, '16, 22:58

Alucard wrote:Maybe scoop was the wrong word - more like a narrow cha he.
I made my own by slicing a piece of bamboo.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by Alucard » Mar 26th, '16, 14:26

I havent found anything yet and wanted to provide pictures that may help explain. I need something to let the leaves slide/fall into the pot without getting everywhere outside the pot. The chawan is a bit too wide, so use that to measure, then put onto the paper scope thing I made from notebook paper, then use that to put the leaves in the pot. Something similar to the paper thing but more sturdy, a scoop, funnel, etc. would do....width of around 25mm.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by BW85 » Mar 26th, '16, 17:33

The bamboo scoop I made myself from splitting a piece down the middle is exactly the size you are after.
This is the only photo I have of it right now https://www.instagram.com/p/7Vt_DHFaTL/

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by BW85 » Mar 26th, '16, 17:40

I don't know where to buy one, but it's an easy project.

Actuall, if money is no issue, there is a teawares artisan member who makes wooden tea utensils who could maybe help you out

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by Alucard » Mar 26th, '16, 18:42

That scoop looks great. Yeah I saw the ones on the Klasek tea website, but they are actually too wide. I'll check back when they have new stock.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by debunix » Mar 26th, '16, 20:01

I have a few nice scoops bought at my Chinatown wine shop that are appropriately narrow: they looked like part of broken-up tea utensil sets. They're a bit too bright and overwhelming for use a photographic foils for most teas, but they were $5 or $6 apiece.

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The scoop is less than an inch in diameter.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by Alucard » Mar 26th, '16, 22:28

Thank you debunix for the suggestion. For a few dollars it cant hurt to try.

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Re: Looking for a narrow tea scoop

by CheekyChipmunk » Apr 29th, '16, 00:18

Hi Alucard (and company!),

I just got this scoop from Taiwan Sourcing as a free gift, a promo they have been doing for April. They are different from each other but Scott is a very nice guy so if you asked for particular dimensions I'm sure he'd be able to help, if they have any left! As you can see it's around 30mm at its widest but I think it would suit your needs quite well.

Good Luck!
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