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Wanted: bamboo mat that looks good

by Math » Nov 24th 11 5:01 pm

Hey There anyone knows where I can buy a good looking bamboo mat online, for my tea sessions? I have looked in a lot of places without luck, should be easy you think, but isn't..

I'm looking at something like this:

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(yes I found this picture on dino something, but the product listing of this item is sketchy to say the least!!)

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Re: Wanted: bamboo mat that looks good

by hopeofdawn » Nov 25th 11 5:04 pm

Those actually look like the mats you can buy to roll sushi rolls in. If they are, you can get them pretty much in any Asian grocery store ....

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Re: Wanted: bamboo mat that looks good

by IPT » Nov 25th 11 5:23 pm

They are different from the sushi ones in that the bamboo strips are round and spaced apart. The sushi ones are very tightly woven together and flat on one side. I think a sushi one would work on though.

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Re: Wanted: bamboo mat that looks good

by debunix » Nov 25th 11 6:09 pm

Recently I've found quite a variety of bamboo mats at houseware stores, sold as placemats for the dining table. They're a good size for tea use, and I use a couple of them to line my tea corner. Search for "bamboo placemats" under Table Linens: I see a variety listed at Bed Bath & Beyond & Amazon, and I know I've seen plenty of them in stores. Amazon has larger table-runner sizes too.

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Re: Wanted: bamboo mat that looks good

by Chip » Nov 25th 11 7:11 pm

debunix wrote:Recently I've found quite a variety of bamboo mats at houseware stores, sold as placemats for the dining table. They're a good size for tea use, and I use a couple of them to line my tea corner. Search for "bamboo placemats" under Table Linens: I see a variety listed at Bed Bath & Beyond & Amazon, and I know I've seen plenty of them in stores. Amazon has larger table-runner sizes too.
... likewise! Including BBB and Ikea. But then I started seeing them all over the place. Even a dollar store.

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Re: Wanted: bamboo mat that looks good

by Math » Nov 27th 11 9:02 pm

Cheers for all the advice!

I'm going to stop by Ikea this week to see what they have.