drank Quangzhou Milk Oolong by DAVIDsTEA
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Ok so awhile back I said I got a panda gaiwan on eBay. Here it is with 2 of the cute little cups that came with it! http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxnvzmGPU81qz5e5oo1_500.jpg

Since I somehow had yet to drink this tea I decided to play with the gaiwan finally..man I am glad burning my fingers doesn’t phase me.

I put three steepings of it in my mug and I am melting away in deliciousness. Butter, cream, subtly sweet, you know what, I think frosting should taste like milk oolong.

I can’t say anymore, I’m too busy drinking.

TeaBrat

Burnt your fingers? It takes some practice. Are you using it like this? http://www.teanerd.com/2007/03/beginners-guide-to-gaiwans.html

momo

yes, but I keep clumsily touching everywhere obviously hot EVERY time like I’m up against the timer.

momo

that guide though is cracking me up with the “I would suggest pouring into a small pitcher or cup, rather than onto a desk.”

ScottTeaMan

Do you pick up your gai wan with the saucer or without? I’ve seen it done both ways.

momo

I picked it up with it because I figured it’d help direct any spills away from me entirely, plus it wouldn’t be as hot on it. It was easier to hold that way than to try to grip the outer lip in a not-so-awkward manner.

ScottTeaMan

Sometimes I will brew a second time, but I usually add more leaf to the 2nd cup.

ScottTeaMan

I don’y use mine too often because i usually end up spilling tea. I know it requires more practice, but I don’t like to spill even more tea. Of course I could practice with cheap teabags. Scott, you’re a genius! Thanks man. :)) Hahahaha

momo

haha, or just plain water! that was what I was going to do but I got too excited to drink tea.

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TeaBrat

Burnt your fingers? It takes some practice. Are you using it like this? http://www.teanerd.com/2007/03/beginners-guide-to-gaiwans.html

momo

yes, but I keep clumsily touching everywhere obviously hot EVERY time like I’m up against the timer.

momo

that guide though is cracking me up with the “I would suggest pouring into a small pitcher or cup, rather than onto a desk.”

ScottTeaMan

Do you pick up your gai wan with the saucer or without? I’ve seen it done both ways.

momo

I picked it up with it because I figured it’d help direct any spills away from me entirely, plus it wouldn’t be as hot on it. It was easier to hold that way than to try to grip the outer lip in a not-so-awkward manner.

ScottTeaMan

Sometimes I will brew a second time, but I usually add more leaf to the 2nd cup.

ScottTeaMan

I don’y use mine too often because i usually end up spilling tea. I know it requires more practice, but I don’t like to spill even more tea. Of course I could practice with cheap teabags. Scott, you’re a genius! Thanks man. :)) Hahahaha

momo

haha, or just plain water! that was what I was going to do but I got too excited to drink tea.

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