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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Maneki Neko » Mar 20th, '13, 00:00

Oh btw, the guy from the shop Everyone's Tea, Kohei, is really nice and gives top customer service. He also has an interesting blog: http://everyonestea.blogspot.com/ :wink:

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by David R. » Mar 20th, '13, 08:34

Maneki Neko wrote:Oh btw, the guy from the shop Everyone's Tea, Kohei, is really nice and gives top customer service. He also has an interesting blog: http://everyonestea.blogspot.com/ :wink:
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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Maneki Neko » Mar 20th, '13, 09:09

As if it isn't great enough already, my new pot also handles fukamushi surprisingly well :mrgreen:

Although I don't mind having some leaf in the cup, it didn't let much through. It has a standard ball filter so you would expect otherwise...

After brewing I ate the leaves straight out of the pot with chopsticks. I bet any Japanese who'd see that would laugh their ass off :lol:

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Alex » Mar 21st, '13, 04:54

Maneki Neko wrote:As if it isn't great enough already, my new pot also handles fukamushi surprisingly well :mrgreen:

Although I don't mind having some leaf in the cup, it didn't let much through. It has a standard ball filter so you would expect otherwise...

After brewing I ate the leaves straight out of the pot with chopsticks. I bet any Japanese who'd see that would laugh their ass off :lol:
The tachi masaki pots are great for Fuka. Just keep the pour very slow (sencha taste better like that anyway IMO)

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Maneki Neko » Mar 21st, '13, 05:13

The Tachi pot too? Cool :wink: I'll try it out soon.
Before ever brewing tea in my Tachi pot, it had a pleasant sweetish smell to it. It must be from the clay itself, and it's still there, together with a tea smell of course. You guys notice this too in his pots, or Bankos in general? It's good for me, with my sweet tooth :mrgreen:

The pot I'm talking about now isn't a Tachi though. See previous page :wink:

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Alex » Mar 21st, '13, 12:36

Maneki Neko wrote:The Tachi pot too? Cool :wink: I'll try it out soon.
Before ever brewing tea in my Tachi pot, it had a pleasant sweetish smell to it. It must be from the clay itself, and it's still there, together with a tea smell of course. You guys notice this too in his pots, or Bankos in general? It's good for me, with my sweet tooth :mrgreen:

The pot I'm talking about now isn't a Tachi though. See previous page :wink:

Ahh right. Yeah give the Tachi a whirl too 8)

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by NPE » Mar 23rd, '13, 05:46

I am starting my day well with a wonderful combo from Petr (teapot) and Andrzej (yunomi) brewing up a nice Gao Shan oolong from YS:
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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by futurebird » Mar 23rd, '13, 10:22

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This new Yixing clay tray was much heavier than I thought it would be. It's solid clay! Having somewhere for the water to drain has made my tea-experience much better. I may just order the larger version of this tray to for the kitchen... It came on the same day as the 40ml $15 pot shown here.

Today I'm drinking 2001 Jinchang Haw, though this infusion is now so light I must admit it's time to move to the next tea!

Or maybe make some matcha I need energy today I have two parties to attend. Including one where I'll share tea with people who've never had gong fu before. (see "the blind leading the blind" in the puerh forum for more on this!)

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by AdamMY » Mar 23rd, '13, 13:25

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Matcha Kotobuki (1) by Adam Yusko, on Flickr

My matcha is starting to fade :cry:

I guess I need to go into over drive drinking it up!

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NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by debunix » Mar 23rd, '13, 13:50

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Morning tea by debunix, on Flickr

Someone wasn't satisfied, needed to inspect

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by futurebird » Mar 23rd, '13, 14:00

That's the biggest tea pet I've ever seen... also, it isn't very smooth...sort of hairy...
(that tray is beautiful) How do you clean it? Or is there a hose?


Adam, I'd be happy to help you with your matcha "problem."

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by debunix » Mar 23rd, '13, 14:48

A very furry large tea pet, but fortunately self cleaning.

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Devoted135 » Mar 23rd, '13, 16:03

Such a pretty kitty to complement your beautiful tea set up. :)

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Maneki Neko » Mar 24th, '13, 09:08

The tea set looks so natural... it would fit perfectly with a wooden forest cabin and a nice tree-slice table. Beautiful :D

And I LOVE THE FLUFFY!!! :P

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Re: NEW! Official Teaware of the Day!

by Muadeeb » Mar 24th, '13, 12:03

I found a pottery shop last night that was selling student's work for one night only, so I picked up my first yunomi size cup. For $8, it's a good starter piece that can hold 8oz of tea, perfect for some foggy morning walks in the backyard this morning.
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