Tea Travel Kit (homemade)

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Noonie
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:56 pm

I’m wondering what is the best way to transport some basic teaware:

- 100ml Gaiwan
- 120ml Cup
- 25g bags of sample tea (Pu and Yancha)

I have bubble wrap, and was going to cut to fit. It’s the case I’m most interested in solving, and I’m fine if it’s a tight fit (teaware only). I was thinking of a travel toiletries bag with zipper (don’t currently have one). Any other ideas?

Initially it’s just to a friends cottage. No flights. There is a kettle and spring water on hand. I have a travel kettle for trips where needed, and would pack that separately.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:02 pm

If there is a photography store near you there is always something like this
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:22 pm

Lens case is a good idea. I’ll check our local camera shop
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:29 pm

I keep it simple: I just use bubble wrap, rubber bands and the cardboard box the teapot came in or a similar light and small size box. Zip lock bags to organize teas. Place everything in my carry-on so I don’t have to be concerned with temperature variables and TSA going through my teas.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:19 pm

Mylar-lined paper bags can be a hassle in your carry on....especially if they have spent some time near the place where you eat chocolate. Cheese and chocolate both apparently share some chemical signatures with explosives.... I like to leave my tea in my checked luggage.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:35 pm

In a decade + flying with serious teas I’ve never had an issue with them inside my carry-on. But I don’t carry any food items like cheese or chocolate. Also, the most I’ve ever taken is +-1.5lbs. of assorted small pouches, most with mylar inside. @debunix did they confiscate your teas :shock: ? international, or national travel? Total bummer if that happened, never thought of it.
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:15 pm

It just delayed me and I nearly missed a plane because they had to open the packages and swab the outsides for the explosives detector.
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:18 am

I have bought existing travel box kit and reconfigured a bit. Put gaiwan with pitcher and glass cups instead. That cheap clay not worth to use it.
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:20 am

aet wrote:
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:18 am
I have bought existing travel box kit and reconfigured a bit. Put gaiwan with pitcher and glass cups instead. That cheap clay not worth to use it.
That’s a sharp looking kit!
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:08 am

I got a similar solution as @aet, a pre-made travel kit, originally with a glass easy brew gaiwan too ugly to use.

Kept the cups and just squeezed my travel teapot in! Works a treat.
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Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:31 pm

I ended up getting a round Rubbermaid container with a twist lid, lined it with bubble wrap and it’s a nice firm fit. Cut a few smaller pieces of bubble wrap to fit between the Gaiwan, cup and lid. Pretty easy. The Gaiwan fits into the cup nicely
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Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:03 pm

i know you requested a DIY kit, but here's another option.

i do something like shine magical above, but i would eventually like a travel kit that fits together neatly in one case and takes up less space (everything stacking together well)
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