White Gaiwan (3 oz)

$22.50
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Gaiwans come in many materials and sizes; most are made of nonporous glazed porcelain or china, to effectively steep any type of tea without absorbing aromas. This simple white ceramic version is ideal for everyday tea drinking, or for more formal gongfu cha-style service.

The body, or wan, evolved from the simple Chinese bowl originally used to hold powdered tea. The wide shape allows the leaves to expand and release their full potential of fragrance and flavor while the fluted edge stays cool, enabling one to grasp and pour. The lid, or gai ("to cover"), acts as a strainer; tilted open, it allows the infusion to be decanted while holding back the tea leaves. Trying brewing with a gaiwan instead of a teapot, and revel in its simple yet potent form.

Measures 3.25" H x 3.5" W

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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J
Jeffrey N.
Excellent

The best gaiwan I have had. Excellent design and size, easy to hold and pour with, and obviously made with care. Thank you very much.

G
Gary F.

It is the perfect size and makes great tea.

S
Sharon P.

So beautiful! Thank you.

S
Sara S.

The tea is delicious. And preparing it over multiple pours is like a meditative journey. Thank you.

M
Moss R.
Fun with Porcelain

I had so much fun with Pursuit's very fine porcelain gaiwain together with 5 samples. You might know that in Taiwan ROC that gongfu chan is typical even in department stores like Shin Kong Mitsukoshi. The gaiwain itself is sculptural, functional, delicately light, so it steps about 2oz of tea. I'd let the tea cool off 200, gather 3 friends and until Pursuit sells porcelain cups that look like a 1/2 a mushroom buy several sauce dipping cups from a Japanese grocery store,

S
Stephen M.

It was smaller than I expected but I guess I will still make use of it.

T
TR
OK, but hard to use

It's pretty, but the edges get way too hot to allow me to hold onto it long enough to pour the steeped tea into a cup. I'm having to use a strainer instead.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
57%
(4)
29%
(2)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
Jeffrey N.
Excellent

The best gaiwan I have had. Excellent design and size, easy to hold and pour with, and obviously made with care. Thank you very much.

G
Gary F.

It is the perfect size and makes great tea.

S
Sharon P.

So beautiful! Thank you.

S
Sara S.

The tea is delicious. And preparing it over multiple pours is like a meditative journey. Thank you.

M
Moss R.
Fun with Porcelain

I had so much fun with Pursuit's very fine porcelain gaiwain together with 5 samples. You might know that in Taiwan ROC that gongfu chan is typical even in department stores like Shin Kong Mitsukoshi. The gaiwain itself is sculptural, functional, delicately light, so it steps about 2oz of tea. I'd let the tea cool off 200, gather 3 friends and until Pursuit sells porcelain cups that look like a 1/2 a mushroom buy several sauce dipping cups from a Japanese grocery store,

S
Stephen M.

It was smaller than I expected but I guess I will still make use of it.

T
TR
OK, but hard to use

It's pretty, but the edges get way too hot to allow me to hold onto it long enough to pour the steeped tea into a cup. I'm having to use a strainer instead.