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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Maneki Neko » Mar 6th 13 8:19 am

That panda teapot looks awesome - although I think it looks more like a pig than a panda. The other wares are nice too, and I love the chairs :mrgreen:

Can you post a close-up of that stunning gaiwan?

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Muadeeb » Mar 6th 13 2:43 pm

blairswhitaker wrote:Muadeeb you must be familiar with Mad Monk Tea in ocean beach? I am one of the regulars there. I also like the leaf and kettle in del mar. good learners set up you have going on.
Yes, Mad Monk is a great spot. I always have some tea with Taylor before picking up some GABA or 4 Seasons.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Muadeeb » Mar 6th 13 2:47 pm

blairswhitaker wrote:Muadeeb you must be familiar with Mad Monk Tea in ocean beach? I am one of the regulars there. I also like the leaf and kettle in del mar. good learners set up you have going on.
Actually, I just noticed your name, and I think Taylor has mentioned you as one of the guys he's learned a lot from. You make your own ceramics and are planning a road trip with him to the desert in the next couple months, right?

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Muadeeb » Mar 6th 13 3:03 pm

Maneki Neko wrote:That panda teapot looks awesome - although I think it looks more like a pig than a panda. The other wares are nice too, and I love the chairs :mrgreen:

Can you post a close-up of that stunning gaiwan?
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I wouldn't call it a stunner, it's the basic $8 one at enjoyingtea.com. Learning how to use it properly has been a bit challenging. I burn my fingers, dragonwell leaves slip through to my cup, and sometimes it spills over the sides. Nowhere to go but up!
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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by futurebird » Mar 9th 13 3:27 pm

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The slate tiles (roof tiles) that I have found are making great brewing surfaces.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by blairswhitaker » Mar 10th 13 7:54 am

gyo time...

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by blairswhitaker » Mar 10th 13 7:54 am

Muadeeb wrote:
blairswhitaker wrote:Muadeeb you must be familiar with Mad Monk Tea in ocean beach? I am one of the regulars there. I also like the leaf and kettle in del mar. good learners set up you have going on.
Actually, I just noticed your name, and I think Taylor has mentioned you as one of the guys he's learned a lot from. You make your own ceramics and are planning a road trip with him to the desert in the next couple months, right?
yeah thats me haha...

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by David R. » Mar 10th 13 2:05 pm

blairswhitaker wrote:gyo time...

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Funny nose on this one. :)

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by vacuithe » Mar 10th 13 2:16 pm

looks like Watanabe Tozo...

teaware of the day, of the week, and of the month is for me an Eiichi's Yunomi.
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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Maneki Neko » Mar 10th 13 3:01 pm

That is just like a mountain side with snow :D

I'm looking for an affordable, small, and handy porcelain teapot for my daily Sencha and Genmaicha. I have my Banko which I use when I have a lot of time; a cheap Japanese teapot with a stainless infuser basket that's a bit too small and high up; and a glass teapot in which I brew my daily green now. But the spout gets a messy little residue inside that I can't reach and it is anyway a bit delicate to clean. I need an easily cleanable, convenient workhorse teapot :mrgreen:

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Devoted135 » Mar 11th 13 2:30 pm

Maneki Neko wrote:That is just like a mountain side with snow :D

I'm looking for an affordable, small, and handy porcelain teapot for my daily Sencha and Genmaicha. I have my Banko which I use when I have a lot of time; a cheap Japanese teapot with a stainless infuser basket that's a bit too small and high up; and a glass teapot in which I brew my daily green now. But the spout gets a messy little residue inside that I can't reach and it is anyway a bit delicate to clean. I need an easily cleanable, convenient workhorse teapot :mrgreen:
When I was looking for a small porcelain pot for oolong, this pot was recommended to me and I find that it works great for what it is. Though I have used it exclusively for oolongs, I think that it could probably handle greens as well?
https://www.teatrekker.com/teawares/bone-china-teapot

Though now that I'm remembering you're in Australia, there might be other pots that are closer to you...

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by JRS22 » Mar 11th 13 3:36 pm

The same pot is available from Yunnan Sourcing, which might have lower shipping costs to Australia. The holes are a bit large for Sencha.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1386

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by NPE » Mar 11th 13 5:29 pm

JRS22 wrote:The same pot is available from Yunnan Sourcing, which might have lower shipping costs to Australia. The holes are a bit large for Sencha.

http://www.yunnansourcing.com/store/pro ... oduct=1386
Sorry to have to say that I cannot recommend this one. I just received that same teapot and it turned out to be the worst pourer that I have so far. Not only is the hole in the lid too small, even when the lid is lifted slightly will the first drops go everywhere other than your cup. I am sure that I have seen a website recently that had a lot of good looking porcelain teapots on. I will have a look if I can find it again and report back

Edit: that did not take as long as I thought :D
Take a look at http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/te ... apots.html
They look nice (with a potential for pouring into the intended direction) and do not break the bank

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by blairswhitaker » Mar 11th 13 6:55 pm

Maneki Neko wrote:That is just like a mountain side with snow :D

I'm looking for an affordable, small, and handy porcelain teapot for my daily Sencha and Genmaicha. I have my Banko which I use when I have a lot of time; a cheap Japanese teapot with a stainless infuser basket that's a bit too small and high up; and a glass teapot in which I brew my daily green now. But the spout gets a messy little residue inside that I can't reach and it is anyway a bit delicate to clean. I need an easily cleanable, convenient workhorse teapot :mrgreen:
here are some teapots actually intended for use with the type of tea you are planning to use it with.

http://www.everyonestea.com/product/152

http://umamimart.com/shop/index.php?rou ... duct_id=59

http://zentealife.com/index.php/teaware ... T4oio44Q20

http://umamimart.com/shop/index.php?rou ... duct_id=59

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by edkrueger » Mar 11th 13 7:23 pm

Just so you know, I have seen those one on umamimart in person and I find them too large for my hands and I have big hands.