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May. 21st, 2010 | 06:32 pm
posted by: amaralis in pdx_teasociety

My first thought...ew, gross. But then I read what it was actually. Still kinda weird and gross.

Kindly sing aloud three cheers for Schnaider. These seemingly cigarettes are apparently tea bags or packs that gives you a fag feel without harming your health. These cigarettes are meant to be dipped into the hot cup of water and then the tea is ready to be served. It is because instead of tobacco, there is tea inside the cigarette structure. Its filter works like a float. If nothing else then it would surely add bring fun to your life.

And even though I am anti-teabag, this is a fun little cup:


Totally in love with this fella's blog at the moment: http://blackdragonteabar.blogspot.com/
As well as always enjoying: http://www.gongfugirl.com/

Also wanting a tea pet: but having a hard time finding one that isn't super expensive. Preferably a dragon or bat or something of the like. Anyone know where to hook a sista up?

On a more serious note, I'm wondering if anyone on here is interested in doing a monthly tea meetup/meet & greet kind of thing?
I'm thinking tea ceremonies in the park, high tea parties, tea tastings, visiting local tea shops, etc. I'm welcomed to other ideas too.

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Sir Basic

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from: paradigm411
date: May. 22nd, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
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try renaissance festivals?

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from: amaralis
date: May. 22nd, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
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Being that they are usually made of Yixing clay, I highly doubt a renaissance festival would carry Chinese purple clay. But thanks for your suggestion nonetheless.

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lacrima1

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from: lacrima1
date: May. 23rd, 2010 08:07 pm (UTC)
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I would be very happy to have a monthly tea meetup, and I am right here in SE Portland!

I have been collecting odd bits of tea service china from thrift shops & etc., and I enjoy having small tea parties (2 or 3 guests) at my home. I also enjoy going out to various tea shops and sampling new kinds of tea. There is the Jade Teahouse in Sellwood, Townshend's on Alberta, and one called Smith's (I think) in the inner SE area (haven't been yet). Plenty of places to explore.

Cheers,
Lacrima/ Mary Lou

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from: amaralis
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 03:31 pm (UTC)
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Excellent! I am considering doing a monthly tea tasting in my home soon (beginning with flights of Chinese white teas), but would also love to just meet up and visit local shops.

I've been collecting tea ware since I was born (no seriously my father bought a teacup to the hospital as a gift to my mother because the florist was closed) and I've been collecting since then.

The Jade teahouse is nice, though I found that the food is more impressive than the tea! But the tea is also quite good.
Townshend's is ok, as well as the Tea Zone but the service at both all the times I've been ruins it for me.

I've never heard of the Smith one though! I would be very interested in trying that place out.

I'm generally more interested in Asian/Indian teas but do enjoy a good British tea party, any excuse to dress up and eat biscuits. :)

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lacrima1

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from: lacrima1
date: May. 23rd, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
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Also wanted to mention Fubonn on SE 82nd Ave. Have you been there? They have an amazing Chinese tea shop with huge baskets of loose teas and Chinese style tea sets.

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from: amaralis
date: Jun. 1st, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
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Oh yes! I go there whenever I can. Tea Art Serenity is a great resource!

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