White Gaiwan (3 oz)
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
It is the perfect size and makes great tea.
So beautiful! Thank you.
The tea is delicious. And preparing it over multiple pours is like a meditative journey. Thank you.
It was smaller than I expected but I guess I will still make use of it.