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Tea Ware

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Cofftea said

Does anyone have a good pattern for a tea purse/wallet? I need something to keep my pocket scale, thermometer, and filled tea bags in when I go out or on vacation.

My company, Thistledown Cozies, makes a tea wallet for carrying filled tea bags. It might work for you depending on the shape and size of the tea equipage you also want to carry. Check your local tea shop for availability if this design appeals to you. http://www.thistledownshop.com/teawallets.html

I am curious as to what exactly you do bring with you for tea making.

Cofftea said

In additon to the items above, I will also now bring my matcha set w/ me- although i’m looking for an 8oz bowl instead of my big 16oz one.

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Cofftea said

This is cool for a tea drinker on the go.
http://www.mightyleaf.com/teaware_tea-cups/tea-top-brew-mug/

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denisend said

Has anyone tried one of these? It’s a traveling coffee press.

http://www.amazon.com/Planetary-Design-Stainless-French-Paprika/dp/B001RQAUL0/

Cofftea said

No. Looks good for coffee, but never tea. It’d horribly bruise the leaves I’m afraid.

BillNV said

I have Bodum’s versions. Excellent check ’em out. They have great tea ware as well

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Jillian said

Chuckles Reading this I feel so simple and plain. I almost always brew my loose-leaf tea in a coffee mug with a metal strainer I borrow from my small, ordinary-looking red teapot. So everything is pretty utilinary.

I did sort of semi-inherit some nice-looking teacups but I’ve never used them. They just seem like they’re too pretty and delicate for everyday use. Not to mention I’m horribly clumsy and they’d probably end up chipped or broken in short order.

Cofftea said

That’s the way I started. A lot of people enjoy watching the tea steep. Others don’t. The point is you like tea and you drink it. :) I think tea drinkers go thru “seasons” just like other stages of life. They get really into something, then after a while find something else.

Janni select said

Heh, I mostly brew my loose-leaf tea in a ball or spoon. I have a Nyannyannyanko tea press that I used a lot more when I had a desk job…brewed about 2 cups of tea quite nicely, which just about fit the thermal travel mug I kept on my desk for tea. I’ve got a lovely porcelain elephant teapot that I use on occasion, but generally I go for the “set it and forget it” approach. I pour my water over my tea ball, set my timer, and come back when it beeps.

It depends on the tea, though. Performance-type teas (such as jasmine pearls, etc) that are really cool to watch demand special attention, and I won’t drink those unless I’ve got the proper time to appreciate them. Workhorse teas are brilliant, and primarily what I drink, but they require little supervision. :)

I’ve been drinking tea most of my life, but it’s always been more utilitarian and less ceremonial. I’m interested in seeing that side of it now, though I’ll be very careful about what accoutrements I choose. I’m trying to be much more mindful of not cluttering up the house with a lot of things I’m interested in for a short time, but will eventually abandon. XD If I can see myself continually using it (or else getting rid of it in a timely way, if I change my mind), I’ll probably sell myself on it. :)

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I am complete and total tea ware addict. I tend to lean to the Asian side of things but the general rule is that if I like it I buy it :). Let’s see…three yixings, four gaiwans and matching cups, one kyusu, one testubin, one ceramic pot, one porcelain pot, one glass pot, three random thrift store cups, two hagi cups, a yunomi I bought on etsy, bodum style tasting cups, a teacarina, an aroma cup set, one matcha bowl…

takgoti said

“the general rule is that if I like it I buy it :)”

That’s my life motto. Though, not so much now that I’m going back to school and am no longer working.

Your teaware list is rather impressive. I bow down to your superiorness.

IdentiTEA said

I love your teaware collection, HorseNcl. It’s similar to mine. Do you have any pictures of your beauties other than what is on your blog?

P.S. I am a big fan of your blog, by the way.

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gmathis said

In cool weather, I rely heavily on a nice little metal tea warming stand that accommodates a tea candle and keeps half a pot pleasantly warm for about an hour.

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Cofftea said

I’m looking for a ceramic induction hot plate.

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Cofftea said
Tyler said

If I had the money . . .
wow. ever hear the creator of this? he is brilliant.
http://vimeo.com/5383223

Cofftea said

Oh yeah we’ve heard of him!=D Steepster gave one of these away as just part of a holiday contest prize worth over $850.

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