Teaware

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his is a Tea for One set that I ordered on Amazon. I loved the portability of the style and how simple it is! It is Porcelain and lightweight, but also feels a bit fragile.

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his is a beautiful set my boyfriend’s sister got for me. A nice pot, with small cups…it’s pretty good for having company and wanting to look fancy. Unless your friends are big tea drinkers. Then, they’ll be impressed by the beauty but a little disappointed with the serving sizes.

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his set is porcelain and has larger cups (though for the tea lover, they are still somewhat small). I think I like this one a little more. It doesn’t feel as fragile and I think it has a beauty that is less pretentious feeling. This is the set I would be more likely to use to serve tea with friends.

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he Smacha Auto Brewer is great for when you want to make tea and not have to pay a lot of attention! It’s easy to use and hard to screw up. You put in the tea, pour the steeping water and the brewer does the rest! It steeps for about two and half minutes, so it is incredibly unlikely that you will oversteep. Also, the pieces are interchangeable. So, you can use the larger pitcher to steep multiple brews or use the brewer directly into the cup for one serving.

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his Logovsky Tactile Teacup is more beautiful in person, but I don’t think that there is any camera that can do it justice. The texture of the exterior is meant to awaken the senses through touch and improve the drinking experience. Also, the glaze on the interior is an aesthetic that visually is stimulating and attention grabbing!

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hile I am not one for ceremony, it is always nice to have a Gaiwan set. I wanted one with a tea table and found this set on Ebay. It was only used once by the owner and a steal at $30! I find cups for Gaiwan sets a little small for my taste, since I like to drink in large sips. However, it is a nice addition to my collection. It is nice to have just in case. You never know when you will have occasion to use them or when your tastes will change!

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 definitely have a soft spot for travel tumblers. I like to be able to steep when I am not home, so no matter how many I have I always want more. This Bamboo tumbler is great if you like Grandpa Style tea and want it on the go. The bamboo ensure that you will never burn your fingers, thought that isn’t really a problem with that particular style.

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 love this Teabook tumbler! I only wish it was larger and held more! The little handle strap is nice and of course the glass is attractive. I am always a fan of this style of travel tumbler, since it gives me a place to hold my tea in between steeps. I do not like oversteeping my tea, since I prefer darker and stronger brews.

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 carry this baby with me everywhere!! This Bonavita allows me to steep water at any temperature I desire. It has a hold button for those days I want to steep and might not be able to get to it as soon as I would like. Easily the most important of all my teaware!

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y tasting set is definitely the ware that gets the most use! I use it for every review and take it with me when I travel. It is porcelain, but pretty sturdy. I keep it in the box it was shipped in, for carrying convenience.

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his is my favorite travel tumbler! Like I said, this design allows me to steep on the go and not worry about where to keep my tea. It is plastic on the outside and glass on the inside, which is great if you are a klutz like me.

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he Kendall and Kendall is an attention grabber whenever I take it out and steep. I don’t think I’ve ever used it and not been stopped and asked about it. Over steeping is a problem, so I only use it when I will be drinking it immediately.

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his glass mug is great to have on hand. After all, how else can you properly appreciate beautiful teas like this Sakura? Five dollars is a small price to pay for such beauty (believe me, it was MUCH more breathtaking in person)!