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Share your Wares - Tea Eq. Acquisitions/ Coffee Oriented Furn. Fix. Eq. & Enablements

Share your Tea & Coffee Wares - Tea Equipment Acquisitions / Coffee Oriented Furnishings Fixtures Equipment & Enablements

Any recent hardware acquisitions to share with fellow Cafe' revelers? Anything big or small, old or new is welcome at this table. (A separate thread to showcase or review an item is also encouraged as you see fit.)
 
Picked up this Piao I Tea Pot about a week ago. It is not perfect, but it has performed well enough. The glass pitcher and ability to steep a 2nd or 3rd batch into same pot is nice. But I have had some problems with it leaking, the ball bearing sits on hard plastic so it does not seal completely while brewing.
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Close up look at the ball bearing stopper:
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Slight drip during brewing if the ball bearing doesn't seat completely:
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Once finished, the lid will catch any further drippings if any occur. Can also sit the chamber on the table top to brew if one is careful (brave):
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I picked up my new Technivorm KBTS this morning. I brewed a pot using some of my favorite Ethiopia Yirgacheffe from a local roaster and it brewed up a great cup of coffee. I followed the instructions using 3 scoops of ground coffee from the included scoop for 6 cups of water and I think(at least for my taste) it could use an extra 1/2 to 1 scoop. I set it on the middle drip section that is meant for smaller pots(2-5 cups) which is a slower drip rate. I have read about closing the drip for the first minute or 2 of brewing to allow for the grounds to pre-soak and I think I will try that as well.
 

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Picked up this Piao I Tea Pot about a week ago. It is not perfect, but it has performed well enough. The glass pitcher and ability to steep a 2nd or 3rd batch into same pot is nice. But I have had some problems with it leaking, the ball bearing sits on hard plastic so it does not seal completely while brewing.
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Close up look at the ball bearing stopper:
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Slight drip during brewing if the ball bearing doesn't seat completely:
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Once finished, the lid will catch any further drippings if any occur. Can also sit the chamber on the table top to brew if one is careful (brave):
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I found one of these at the local thrift a couple years ago - it is a neat design.

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Argonaut

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Found this at a flea market yesterday for $15. I've been looking for one every since somebody here started a thread about perculators, naturally. It works great and looks cool, IMO.
 

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Doc4

I'm calling the U.N.
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Want to get a good gaiwan this winter for puerh tea.
Great selection at Yunnan Sourcing.

They have two websites, their main one shipping from China, and a second website shipping from a CONUS location (less selection, but faster shipping.) My preference is to order from the main "China" website and get the "cheap and slow" surface shipping ... forget my order for a few months ... and then be pleasantly surprised when a big box of tea &c shows up from China.
 
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