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Tea place at home

by Iskander » Oct 30th 12 3:38 pm

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Hi everyone,

I thought about a new topic : where do you like to drink your tea at home ? Do you have a special room ? Do you prefer your cup in your garden or in your favorite armchair ?

This is a picture of my tea room. It needs to be improved but it already has a quiet atmosphere I appreciate when I'm stressed.
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Re: Tea place at home

by sherubtse » Oct 30th 12 4:23 pm

Nice space, Iskander.

My first cuppa (bowlla, actually) is almost invariably out on the patio, sometime between 7-8 AM, watching the passing scene. For the rest of the day, I'll have a bowl in other rooms.

Best wishes,
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Re: Tea place at home

by Sachacha » Nov 1st 12 1:45 am

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Tea space is so important! Thank you to have started this topic, I'm really enthusiastic at the idea of seeing others tea place...

Here is my new tea spot at home, it is so calming to hide there and to drink tea alone... or with good friends, n'est-ce pas Iskander? :wink:

(the turquoise colour of the walls was not chosen on purpose, it was supposed to be the bedroom of my little boy but he will take the room one day, probably in a few years... by that time, we might have built a 4-season gazebo at the back of the house... I wish hard! :D
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Re: Tea place at home

by ImmortaliTEA » Nov 1st 12 6:02 pm

I hope this thread continues with many responses because there are quite a few people on here with wonderful set-ups and who are great at photography so it would be really nice to see everyone's tea place!

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Re: Tea place at home

by JBaymore » Nov 1st 12 7:09 pm

I am highly fortunate in that I have a pretty nice washitsu heya (Japanese style room) that can be converted for formal tearoom use, setup with a kotatsu table and foot well for eating, or set up as a bedroom with two futon.
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Re: Tea place at home

by David R. » Nov 2nd 12 7:26 am

Love your tokonoma John. Believe me or not, I happen to have the exact same tiger kakemono ! :lol:

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Re: Tea place at home

by JBaymore » Nov 2nd 12 2:18 pm

David R. wrote:Love your tokonoma John. Believe me or not, I happen to have the exact same tiger kakemono ! :lol:
Thanks david. Entirely possible.

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Re: Tea place at home

by brandon » Nov 3rd 12 8:19 pm

Would like to invite you to a tour of my "tea place at home." Hope you can drop in.

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Re: Tea place at home

by debunix » Nov 3rd 12 11:03 pm

Lovely places. Hoping to have something to share in a few months....

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Re: Tea place at home

by Bob_McBob » Nov 4th 12 12:20 am

My "tea place" is unfortunately my kitchen table. My tea and teaware are both stored out of sight. I hope I will be able to maintain something like the examples posted in the thread in the future.

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Re: Tea place at home

by JBaymore » Nov 4th 12 1:03 am

Bob_McBob wrote:My "tea place" is unfortunately my kitchen table. My tea and teaware are both stored out of sight. I hope I will be able to maintain something like the examples posted in the thread in the future.
Patience.... it took me 30 years to get to the point of building that tearoom. :)

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Re: Tea place at home

by Poohblah » Nov 4th 12 6:33 am

Brandon... gorgeous. Everything is clean and organized, and the pieces on display seem to be chosen very thoughtfully.

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Re: Tea place at home

by chrl42 » Nov 4th 12 7:49 am

Poohblah wrote:Brandon... gorgeous. Everything is clean and organized, and the pieces on display seem to be chosen very thoughtfully.
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A gorgeous Tetsubin (silver-ish lid replaced later?) and a pair of Qing-style Gaiwan.

Tea tray seems somewhat small..might be uncomfortable with crowds :mrgreen:

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Re: Tea place at home

by David R. » Nov 4th 12 9:01 am

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Re: Tea place at home

by brandon » Nov 4th 12 12:13 pm

chrl42 wrote: A gorgeous Tetsubin (silver-ish lid replaced later?) and a pair of Qing-style Gaiwan.
Thanks Chrl and Co! The tetsubin's lid is bronze, and was quite old. Unfortunately, the heavy patina looked more like 'dirt' than 'wabi sabi' in this case, so I cleaned it. Maybe I'll get enough tea sessions to build my own patina.

The gaiwans are a gift, in fact, more like 19C Imari and possibly more relation to rice than tea. The rustic hand painting continues even on the underside of the lid. Love them.