When you think “tea pot” how big is it? I did a quick amazon search and the top tea pots are Gravity Steepers, 16oz (475ml ish), with a bunch of tea pots ranging from 700ml (23oz) to 1200ml (42oz). Search “Small teapot” and you’ll get 2 cup/500ml/16 oz sized tea pots. PSSSHHHHHH, that isn’t small. This is small. 40ml (1.35oz) small. US quarter coin for scale. I’ve noticed tea shops tend to sell tiny tea pots like this pretty expensive. I’ve done a bit of visual arts way back in art school and yes, making stuff smaller can take just as … Continue reading, hoot!
You are the one, my black yixing teapot. I saw you at the shop and knew from the get go, you’ll be my black tea pot. You were the last one at the shop, and I held onto you, determined to take you home. The shop keep scribed my name on the label and you became mine! At home, you were taken in with open wings – the Tea Owls were happy to have you on board! To start our tea journey, we boiled you, as carefully as possible to start you as a blank slate. I know, little yixing black … Continue reading, hoot!
On occasion, I order tea and tea ware from Ebay. Ebay, especially from sellers based in China, have some killer deals and hard to find tea ware. However, when you get teaware shipped from China, you get some interesting packaging. Yunnan Sourcing has some legendary use of the bubble wrap, however this one takes the cake: This package is a tea set I took a risk on, bidding on a new seller. It looks the seller I got it from sold a few things and stopped, so no point of me linking them here. My package arrives with no box … Continue reading, hoot!
Oolong Owl @ the World Tea Expo 2014! Read Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 I know you tea peeps have been waiting for this! OOLONG OWL’s World Tea Expo 2014 Haul! YEAH! Surrounded by teas and teaware for 3 days, there is no way one can resist buying stuff! Even though I’m just a blogger, I managed to purchase a few things – though many booths were not selling on site or are wholesale only. Modern Tea Girl – Nail polish! Modern Tea Girl has lots of goodies – icing mix and tea themed nail polish! The nail polish … Continue reading, hoot!
When I started Oolong Owl early this year I was really a “I rather have tea than tea ware” kind of person. I used basic tea ware like a gravity steeper, variable kettle with a glass mug and white tea cup to show off tea colour. As this blog progressed I’ve been feeling like I need more attractive tea ware to photo with the teas. I’ve also been enjoying serving guests tea in tiny annoying tea cups, MUAHAHAH! Anyways, here is some of my recent tea ware purchases: Mint Owl Mug! I always wanted one of these sweet owl mugs! … Continue reading, hoot!
Finally, my second yixing pot! My first yixing pot was from Hong Kong, but I’ve been undecided what to season it with. I figured if I get a couple more, I’d have an easier time – so I ordered a second pot. While I waited for this teapot to arrive, I unexpectedly bought a third yixing teapot. I saw some fantastic yixing pots and gaiwans at Yunnan Sourcing. However, since based in China, the shipping fees were on the high side or long shipping times. Luckily, they have a US based site, Yunnan Sourcing.us, that also had the same yixing pot. … Continue reading, hoot!
So, I unexpectedly acquired another Yixing clay teapot. Yixing #3? Well, I have #2 coming in the mail soon. #1 is the yixing pot I got from Hong Kong. I was shopping a couple towns over from where I live and my Mother-inlaw said there was a tea shop in the area. We weren’t sure what kind of tea shop it was.. Boba tea? Restaurant? Loose leaf? Anyways, it was a few blocks away from where we were so we went to check it out. This tea shop is called Bamboo Tea House out in Claremont, California. By the way, … Continue reading, hoot!
I have a new tea pot! A piece of teaware I’ve been questing for! Here’s the box: Owly is here at the unveiling of this awesome teaware. Owly and I decided that he will be present for all Oolong Owl achievements and fan mail. This teaware is certainly an achievement. Can you guess what it is? Attractive purple owl will be our owl hand model, unwrapping the box. Opened, the box is full of tissue. Let’s take out the tissue. Folding away some of the tissue, Owly is confused what he is looking at. Ah, it’s a teapot! A very … Continue reading, hoot!
I had broken my 2 cup tea pot not too long ago. I was looking online for a new tea cup, but I felt kind of sad. I could spend $15-$20 and get a nice tea pot, or I can get a couple cheapy Daiso tea pots for $1.50 to $4 each and if I accidentally break another one again, I won’t feel as bad. So.. DAISO TEA WARE HAUL! (again) I found two nice small tea pots. They hold around 15 to 16 oz each. The blue print one came with an infuser and was $4! I also snagged a … Continue reading, hoot!
I snagged myself a Blooming Glass TeaPot from DAVIDsTEA a few months ago. It was on sale (whooo!) and I needed a glass pot for all the blooming teas I’ve been collecting and not using. I bought this teapot online – so it came all the way from eastern Canada to California! I was really worried it would of been smashed. However, my tea pot arrived in perfect condition – everything was packaged very well! voyeuristic tea pot! No wait, that’s me! This tea pot is large. 40 oz / 1.2 Liters. Totally a tea pot to take out to share … Continue reading, hoot!