Saturday, June 09, 2007

New Toys!

Misc. Tea ToysI thought I'd post some pictures of my new toys-- four yixing pots, a teeny gaiwan, some tea tools, and a cute little filter + panda holder. Be sure to click on the pictures for more detail, as usual.

First off, the miscellaneous items:
Here we have the tea tools (from Chinese Teapot Gallery), the ceramic/steel filter + panda holder (also from Chinese Teapot Gallery), and a white ceramic gaiwan (Yunnan Sourcing). Though the gaiwan is listed as being 100mL, it's more like 50-60mL. Though I'm usually not a big fan of misinformation, I would much rather have a gaiwan this size than another one around 100mL, so I got lucky.

Yixing Teapots Now, for the teapots:
The tan-colored pot (Yunnan Sourcing) is about 120mL, and is being used for raw puerh; the darker brown/purple one (Mountain View Tea Village & Gallery) is 150mL and I've been using it for dancongs.

Yixing TeapotsThe brown one in the background (Yunnan Sourcing) is about 120mL and is my shupu teapot; the red one in front (Chinese Teapot Gallery) is around 90mL-100mL, and is getting quite a bit of use as my Wuyi oolong teapot, though I'll probably use it for other darker oolongs as well.

I am a happy boy. :)

Oh, and a little note: For whatever reason I could not seem to format this post very well, so I hope it doesn't look mangled and deformed on your browser.


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Mary R said...

Lovely new toys! The bear filter thing is adorable and the pots look great! Très jealous. :)

Adrian Baxter said...

I'm glad to hear that you didn't fall for the same trap I did with prices, and actually got a good deal on them :)

Bill said...

Whoohoo! I love new tea tools! Just something about using them for the first time! Congrats

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