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post #331 of 619

Prediction: we're on the verge of discussing how to clean cups-bowls-pots. To soap or not to soap? Inside my own kitchen, it doesn't matter if it doesn't matter, but for peace of mind my porcelain Gaiwans never see soap.

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Edited by Silent One - 2/18/13 at 5:06pm
post #332 of 619
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... like daigo said, that there is a porous surface for the tea to interact with which leads to the development of a patina that can positively affect future brews smily_headphones1.gif

Makes me wonder why I ever bother to wash the dishes.
post #333 of 619

The headphone bug is in full effect(saving up for HD800's..) but the tea bug is in full full effect. Got a oolong 2 days ago and got tea from Butiki Teas yesterday.. Oh god..

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The headphone bug is in full effect(saving up for HD800's..) but the tea bug is in full full effect. Got a oolong 2 days ago and got tea from Butiki Teas yesterday.. Oh god..

Hehe. I still have about 30kgs of tea I brought over from China this summer. I must go check the labels next time I'm home, I just broke bits of my favorite cakes off and stored them in a paper box with tissue paper for university.

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Makes me wonder why I ever bother to wash the dishes.


It's more like seasoning a cast iron pan than not washing your dinner plate :)

post #336 of 619
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The headphone bug is in full effect(saving up for HD800's..) but the tea bug is in full full effect. Got a oolong 2 days ago and got tea from Butiki Teas yesterday.. Oh god..

 

Uh-oh. blink.gif Full Moon still cometh!

post #337 of 619
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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

The headphone bug is in full effect(saving up for HD800's..) but the tea bug is in full full effect. Got a oolong 2 days ago and got tea from Butiki Teas yesterday.. Oh god..

 

Uh-oh. blink.gif Full Moon still cometh!

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post #338 of 619
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It's more like seasoning a cast iron pan than not washing your dinner plate smily_headphones1.gif

Ya, I was only kidding wink.gif - I throw a wobbler if anyone besides me does anything to my wok or iron pans.

When we got to Delhi last fall, our new housekeeper industriously set to cleaning all the kitchenware during unpacking. She scrubbed one pan "clean" before I saw what was transpiring and explained which ones were off limits to everyone but me. biggrin.gif
post #339 of 619
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Originally Posted by Nikkihasclaws View Post

It's more like seasoning a cast iron pan than not washing your dinner plate smily_headphones1.gif

Ya, I was only kidding wink.gif - I throw a wobbler if anyone besides me does anything to my wok or iron pans.

When we got to Delhi last fall, our new housekeeper industriously set to cleaning all the kitchenware during unpacking. She scrubbed one pan "clean" before I saw what was transpiring and explained which ones were off limits to everyone but me. biggrin.gif

 

Throw a "Wobbler?" blink.gif As in, you throw something to clunk someone upside their BIG head? dt880smile.png

post #340 of 619

I've been both a tea and coffee drinker for as long as I can remember. Its only up until now have I taken a large interest in tea and started drinking it more.  I don't have any loose-tea appliances to make a decent brew, so for now its just old filtered bags.

 

post #341 of 619

Gaiwan? Happy

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Gaiwan? Happy

 

It may be blasphemous since I'm Chinese, but I use a small ceramic Japanese style tea pot with the offset handle to brew my Chinese tea at home.  Tried a gaiwan for a little while, but my fingers are too sensitive to heat to reliably pick one up and hold the lid just right to pour tea out.  

post #343 of 619
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Gaiwan? Happy

 

It may be blasphemous since I'm Chinese, but I use a small ceramic Japanese style tea pot with the offset handle to brew my Chinese tea at home.  Tried a gaiwan for a little while, but my fingers are too sensitive to heat to reliably pick one up and hold the lid just right to pour tea out.  

Hardly, since the Japanese tea experience can be traced back to China. Plus, we like style in our lives,biggrin.gif right? I suppose the heat is tea variety and tea bowl/cup dependent, as I usually stick to delicate Jasmine tea buds meant to served warm not hot. And wall thickness varies between makes.

 

Still, I understand the sensitivity thing...

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Hardly, since the Japanese tea experience can be traced back to China. Plus, we like style in our lives,biggrin.gif right? I suppose the heat is tea variety and tea bowl/cup dependent, as I usually stick to delicate Jasmine tea buds meant to served warm not hot. And wall thickness varies between makes.

 

Still, I understand the sensitivity thing...

 

I usually brew at just under boiling temps (between 170-180°F) and couldn't tolerate the heat of the thinner walled gaiwan I had bought.  Maybe a thicker one would help, but I'm happy with the teapot my sister gave me that she no longer wanted.  

post #345 of 619

That, your most wonderful sister gave you something so special is unbeatable! wink.gif

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