Because you can never have too many rice pattern gaiwans and tea cups

rice pattern gaiwan july 2015 - Oolong owl (7)

Just keep me away from ebay and aliexpress – I keep finding these pretty gaiwans, tea cups and tea pets (I also find really weird stuff, but that’s another topic). I guess the good thing is as I downsize my tea stash, I’m creating more room for the tea ware. The Haul: The first item I purchased was the cups off aliexpress. I was inspired to get a rice pattern cup off Verdant Tea, who had some for a nice price, however I wanted a cup with more colour on it. I found these off aliexpress, which were a nice price, … Continue reading, hoot!

Rabbit Tea Pet

I am always on the look out for a cute tea pet! I am kind of picky with tea pets, I like really only owls, octopi, turtles, dinosaurs, and rabbits. Out of all of those, the turtle is the most common find, and I already have one. Anyways, I found this really cute Rabbit Tea Pet on aliexpress. This cutie sports an ice crackle glaze, which the cracks will darken with tea stains over time! Rotate the rabbit tea pet! The seller also had a white rabbit tea pet, a ru kiln glaze similar to one of my gaiwans, which I think … Continue reading, hoot!

Tea House Tea Pet – Joseph Wesley Black Tea

Tea Pets – the coolest thing to have on your tea table next to the trusty Oolong Owl Tea Owl. I have one tea pet, purchased on Ebay. It seems tea pets have been easier to find these days thanks to the ease of purchasing things internationally with ebay and Aliexpress, but otherwise tea pets are hard to find, even moreso from a US seller. Joseph Wesley black tea, besides having amazing black teas and gorgeous tea chawans, they have a tea pet – a Tea House! Mine is unglazed and all white, but at Joseph Wesley black tea you can get your Tea House with … Continue reading, hoot!

Yixing Turtle Tea Pet!

Finally got my first Tea Pet /Mascot! No, I’m not retiring the owls – they are still Oolong Owl’s official mascot. This tea pet is made from yixing clay. You place them on your tea table and care for them (or feed them) by pouring tea over them. Over time, the pet will suck in the tea smells and colours. Anyways, I’ve always been in the lookout for some. I tried my luck with ebay, and here’s what I got: A TURTLE! Feed me tea! This tea pet was purchased from Berylleb King Tea via Ebay, shipped from China. This … Continue reading, hoot!