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Joey Roth’s Sorapot Unboxing

by Elijah Nicolas on Friday, April 11, 2008

It’s finally here; The Simple, Modern Sorapot by Joey Roth.   Mr. Roth sold out the first 300 and with the 2nd batch, he included a pack of some of his favorite tea from The Simple Leaf; a sample 1 oz pack of Honeybee Nepal Oolong.  That to me was more than worth the wait.  He had the kindness to notify me and ask if I could wait, and I agreed.  What else could you do as a customer but accept his reward for not minding to wait?  That’s customer service right from the top.  Now, for the details.  I arrived home after a long 4 day trip not expecting anything except my Surefire G2 LED Replacement Flashlight and low and behold, something else was awaiting my unwrapping! 

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The first picture is of the Mr. Roth Seal on top of the outer packaging.  Not much to say here except that the package weighed in at 5 lbs.  Next, compensation for the long wait was a 1 oz. bag of tea and a coupon for my next order at The Simple Leaf which was perfect because I haven’t found a great place in Atlanta to buy some fresh leaves just yet.  I faintly remember that there was a place in the Lenox Square Mall, but it’s just too far to go check out.   Here’s are two more pictures before you have to click on more to keep on reading.  Check out the string and the innards! 

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Intricate but simple.  I know that’s an oxymoron, but that word alone sums up the amount of detail that I believe had to of transpired in the overall package design.  Untying the box was such a joy but opening the egg crate box to reveal what was inside was that much better.  The directions wrapped around the glass pot, that was awesome.  Forget about the little small pamphlets that no one looks at!  Unrolling this paper was just too good.  Creative!

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The lighted picture is the best that I could offer being that I’m still stuck using my measly 4.0 MP Sony DSC-P9.  The first picture shows the final product sitting on top of the box ready to get dismantled and injected with some tea leaves!  The final product couldn’t have looked any better.  The construction is flawless, but I have to say that the spout is a little harsh in that it isn’t smooth like the rest of the steel.  Doesn’t seem like the finish was thorough, but either than that, nothing else was short of perfect.  More than a conversational piece, it’s just an awesome pot.  The second picture shows the steel casing unscrewed and the glass taken out.  Conveniently coupled with my Zojirushi Water Boiler, I just have to put some leaves in, reassemble the device and then pour the hot water in and wait.  It was meant to be! 

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There next two pictures show the Sorapot before the water ready to go with leaves inside, and the next with the tea brewing away!  The tea was a little dry and I have yet to perfect the master brew, but being my first try, I was more than happy to get going and drink away. 

This piece will definitely stay with me throughout the my travels and will always sit alongside my favorite items.  It’s not just art…it’s simple but wonderful at the same time.  Fulfilling if you want to call it.  I just think that everyone should get one already and help out Joey Roth because he is the man. 

If you want high quality, detailed pictures, as mine do not give the Sorapot it’s well deserved recognition, head over to the official site: Sorapot – a Simple, Modern Teapot

Now if he every produces his teacups, count me in to complete my coffee table set. 

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Comments

  1. […] This week Elijah Nicolas, a commercial pilot and early Sorapot customer, posted a detailed unboxing of my design to his blog. It’s a strange, wonderful feeling to read how he interprets a project into which I’ve sunken so much thought over the last two years, having only encountered the physical endpoint of all my theorizing and revision. He shows how single points of contact with the design- the box’s texture, the scroll format for the instructions, the teapot’s finish and weight- add up to form an overall narrative. Elijah’s Sorapot unboxing […]

  2. lisa says:

    is this a coffee pot or decoration?

  3. irija says:

    It’s a teapot for one and yeah, it’s a great center piece for a coffee table or something. Provides for a great conversation piece too!

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