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Maifan Stones

by trent » Jun 25th 08 4:30 am

Does anyone know where to get maifan stones?

I became interested in them after reading various blog entries on how they improve the quality of the tea.

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Re: Maifan Stones

by hop_goblin » Jun 25th 08 1:21 pm

trent wrote:Does anyone know where to get maifan stones?

I became interested in them after reading various blog entries on how they improve the quality of the tea.
Trent, you don't need Maifan Stones if you use high quality spring water. Keep it natural and simple in my opinion.

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by Mary R » Jun 25th 08 2:17 pm

Yeah...but I can see the 'need' for 'em. My pet 'green' peeve is bottled beverages...water in particular. If I can improve my tap source, I'll do it.

Edit 'cause it seemed relevant: Woo post-consumerist society!
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by chamekke » Jun 25th 08 2:43 pm

I agree with Mary. Spring water is wonderful when you have access to a spring, but buying bottled water is best avoided - both for environmental reasons (all those discarded bottles!) and political (the increasing commodification of water, which is a necessity for human survival - not a luxury).
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by Salsero » Jun 25th 08 7:16 pm

chamekke wrote:I agree with Mary. Spring water is wonderful when you have access to a spring, but buying bottled water is best avoided - both for environmental reasons (all those discarded bottles!) and political (the increasing commodification of water, which is a necessity for human survival - not a luxury).
I am with Mary and Chamekke on this. Water is becoming a major political issue in many countries as corporations strive to own rights to water, even rain water is some cases.

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by hop_goblin » Jun 26th 08 1:16 pm

Well, you guys took this to a different perspective. I just thought he wanted to improve his water quality! :lol:

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by trent » Jun 26th 08 3:59 pm

Hop was right about just wanting to improve the quality of my water. I don't exactly want to buy bottled water just for tea, and maifan stones look interesting to experiment with.

On a side note, i use a stainless steel water bottle made by some Santa Cruz company so I don't waste water bottles at school etc...

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by teasbest » Jun 28th 08 2:16 am

Does anyone know a trusted source where to get them?

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by Sam. » Jun 28th 08 5:50 am

I'm on the same page as Mary, Chamekke, and Sal. I can't remember the last time I bought bottled water. I use a Brita for all my tea-making and drinking purposes.
trent wrote:On a side note, i use a stainless steel water bottle made by some Santa Cruz company so I don't waste water bottles at school etc...
I use this bottle at school and work for my powdered sencha and just for drinking water. http://www.reusablebags.com/store/sigg- ... p-244.html

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