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Show us your Tea Cupboard!

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jessica said

ooo weee all this tea is making me crave a mid morning cup! if only my cupboard was proper enough to display…. o dear weekend project calling: organize cupboard!

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Rijje said

I always wanted to post here!
But our apartment was so cramped that I couldn’t make a space. Luckly I just moved so now I have a whole section for my tea! Couldn’t wait any longer so I took a picture with my phone…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52762395@N08/4859489173/

There is tea behind most of the teatins, and a box full of tea in plastic bags.
I’ll set a “after” picture later when I have a better cam and organized it again.

Spencer said

That looks wonderful. Wonderfully organized, and a very nice storage place too.

Rijje said

Thank you! I think so too… but I wonder if it’s far enough from the window. I don’t want the sun to ruin the tea.

By the way – I wish I had your cupboard full of envy your tea looks amazing!

Spencer said

Thanks!
As long as you tea is in sealed containers, and not clear bags, it should be fine.

teazen said

Now that’s a serious tea cupboard.

Azzrian said

Oh I like that cabinet!

TeaLover58 said

I love this! I wish I had a place like this in my house! I would totally do this with my tea!

wheezybee said

That looks fantastic – what a great way to be able to find things!

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Janex:) said

Well here is mine little tea cupoard :)
Sorry its dark because i taked picture at night ..
But i hope you like it :D!!
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7996/teekapp.jpg

Azzrian said

Yeah my photos are not the best either – my phone has NO flash lol – nice stash!

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these are great! people should also submit these to www.yourteatime.com if they have photos of how they sip their tea!

Azzrian said

What a cool site! Thanks for sharing!

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I LOVE this thread!

I have an entire (large) cabinet in our kitchen designated as my tea cabinet—-no one could ever believe that I would use so much space for tea things. (It’s so nice to finally find a place where I am not considered odd!) ;)

Azzrian said

INdeed!

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Zeks said

http://s1.ipicture.ru/uploads/20120526/4F67pTB3.jpg

Obviously, puer is stored at a different place normally, I placed it there for completeness sake :) The boxes on the right (“Hilltop” and so on) actually contain tea from JK Tea Shop Online.

Very cool. Verdant Tea and Teavivre! That black box-like tin in the lower right corner looks very stylish.

Azzrian said

Where is the tea to the right of the verdant from?
I have yet to get a tea cake yet…have to find a pu-erh I love enough to get a whole cake of.

Zeks said

It’s unopened Gyokuro Superior and Sencha Fukamushi Superior from Hibiki-An. I am still waiting for containers to arrive from JK Tea Shop so I don’t have anywhere to store it in and Japanese tea deteriorates much faster when opened.

Azzrian said

Oh thanks Never seen the packaging before. :)

Zeks said

Yeah, it’s kinda different from anything I have ever received too :) It’s really cute but, sadly, not resealable.

Azzrian said

Bah not any good being cute if they can’t be reused once opened – bummer.

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Azzrian said
Azzrian said

The stuff in the drawers are samples – to the right are swap samples – to the left are purchased samples and swap samples from David’s Tea.
The basketed stuff is still that I have not moved to perm stash yet or waiting for canisters.
The teavivre and verdant is hidden below along with run over stash that is for refilling the small canisters and some other teas I am not reordering but only a few of those but just no other place to put them.
Oh and the mismatched walls – sorry about that we are mid painting – going from the reddish brown to yellow. :)

Zeks said

Sooo much tea :) And here I was, thinking that I would not be able to drink all of my stuff in any reasonable amount of time and so should stop purchasing new tea for a while >_< There must be some serious decision making going on in the morning :)

Azzrian said

I am going to have my husband make one of those huge spinning wheels with all my perm stash teas on it – then just spin to select the tea LOL seriously I thought of that last night :)
Yeah it is a ton of tea. I like to do trades though so its good to have extra :)
I also keep my entire family supplied with Iced tea – my mother and uncle are iced tea hounds!!! They will stop by randomly during the day and during their lunch since I work from home asking for refills so I have to have about 5 iced teas steeped and ready to go at anytime. They don’t get to go into the lower stash cupboard though! :)

My goodness, that is a lot of tea. I love your ‘huge spinning wheel’ idea (if it’s what I think you’re thinking of, it’s called a ‘Lazy Susan’).

How great that you are the go-to person for tea in your family!

Azzrian said

Thanks :) Actually I was thinking more of something like you would see on a game show LOL it was one of those silly Ah HA moments!
Although your lazy susan idea is good! I could put a collection on there and see what I grab after I spin it :)

Alphakitty said

Woah, impressive! You have it all displayed so nicely too, mine is just stuffed in a cupboard. ^^; Putting it on a lazy susan would make it a lot easier to get to, I think—plus, you know, the fun of pulling a “mystery tea”

Azzrian said

Thank you Alphakitty. I will have to figure out what size of lazy susan will fit on my cabinet and how many of my mini canisters I can get on one. I think it would help in the ways mentioned!

Wow, that is a lot of tea. I thought I had a lot!! I do like the teapot you have in the first photo, such a pretty color.

Azzrian said

Thanks Zim :)

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Here is my tea cupboard

the whole cupboard
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79621192@N03/7298215244/
top shelf
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79621192@N03/7298213314/
Middle shelf
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79621192@N03/7298211226/
bottom shelf
http://www.flickr.com/photos/79621192@N03/7298209008/

On the cupboard door is a colour coded list with all the teas that are in the cupboard for easy finding. Each jar has the tea name, type, description & steeping instructions.

Azzrian said

VERY nice !! So if someone wanted to really drive you crazy they could reorganize it all right? I love that tin! I wanted to get one but they were sold out.

I would literally go bananas if anyone even moved a tea. My cupboards (tea included) are the only place that I can have MY organization, due to little ones running around.

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http://i1050.photobucket.com/albums/s410/feralanima/IMAG0055.jpg

Mine’s grown a little since the last cupboard thread. The Adagio box in the right hand corner second shelf is used for mostly samples and some bags. I have a few Verdant and Teavivre teas but they are in either the jars or the tins. I’m not a big fan of keeping the bags they come in around, so I usually transfer them. If they are small enough though they will go in the box.

Azzrian said

So many cute things! I love your Italian style mug!

Thank you!

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I love your little teapot with the curled edge! Where did you get it, might I ask?

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