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I embarked on my tea journey when I studied abroad in China in 2008 and traveled around Taiwan that summer. I'm here to share my experiences and offer my own opinion, advice, and comments on tea.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Broken Teapot

The title speaks for itself I think. I was brewing some Muzha Si Ji Oolong from Hou De, when I sneeze and dropped my teapot. It's really unfortunate, because it broke from being dropped from a mere height of five inches. It just happened to land on the handle which is pretty fragile compared to the rest of the teapot. It was pretty tragic because I wasn't done brewing the tea yet, so for the duration of the session I had to actually hold the teapot with my fingers.Rest in Peace: 1950-2008

This particular teapot held some significance for me, because I actually inherited it from my grandmother, which I've mentioned before. It's been used for the past 50 years at least, so I feel like I just broke a precious family heirloom. But there is some good news, however, because this means I get to buy a new teapot. I'm going to a local tea store in Washington DC called Ching Ching Tea, which seems to be highly recommended for tea drinkers in this area. Will update with review of said teahouse and pictures of new teaware

4 comments:

Brent said...

Have you considered fixing it? If it had landed on its spout I would probably just move on, but the handle seems like it might be fixable. Maybe some superglue or epoxy or something? I'm no expert, but some people at TeaChat might know what to do.

Brent

Salsero said...

I agree with Brent ... a serviceable repair could could likely be made at modest cost.

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Edward said...

If you can't fix it then sand off the remaining handle bits and use it a a fair cup. To fix it I would use some epoxy, a well stocked aquarium store should have some fish safe ones [and hopefully human safe too!]