Smell of loofah pads

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Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:28 am

Mine in the dry state is also no longer flat now :lol: maybe I’ll try flatten it with some heavy books 📚
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:25 pm

Janice wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:35 pm
I use rattan saucers like these from Seven Cups.

I got mine from there too long with a set of ebony tea utensils. I had noticed that I had some water spots on the bottom of my yixing teapot. You can only do so much with a tea towel :D
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:54 pm

Janice wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:02 pm
I’ll do the hot water test tomorrow. A little hot water didn’t have a negative effect but I don’t mind giving one of the rattan saucers a good soak.
I gave one of the saucers a through soaking in water, not tea. If I hold it right up to my nose and take a very eep breath I detect a slight odor of rattan. It’s not unpleasant to me. In normal usage I don’t detect any odor.
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Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:25 pm


Thanks, that's very helpful. When my loofah pads start to look bad I'll buy me some rattan pads. The loofah pads are nice, but maybe the rattan pads are even better.
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Mon Jan 03, 2022 11:47 pm

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Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Out of curiosity, for how much are they sold? I think it must be a good business to sell these, they literally cost nothing as they are basically the waste of an edible vegetable :)
Some tea shop in HK is selling 3 pads for $40 USD. I can buy a pack of 20, though without stitching, for $7 USD.

I would like to get a couple in 7cm and 10cm, stitched, but haven’t found a good source.

Does anyone know a good source?
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Tue May 24, 2022 8:17 am

Well, I recently read about gourd loofahs, and I can say that such things can be purchased on Amazon at the same time for a good price
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Tue May 31, 2022 12:26 pm

I found some that were thick and sewn at

I like the stain they get over time but refresh them with some sodium percarbonate.

These are certainly pricier than growing your own but I like the thickness of them and that they are sewn.

Ones I’ve purchased from Amazon were irregular and needed trimming that resulted in thin pads. Cheers!
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