Black Coarse Pottery Bamboo Gaiwan

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The Gaiwan (Mandarin for covered cup, "zhong" or “cha chung" in Cantonese) has been used in China since about 1350. It consists of saucer, bowl, and lid which are designed to be used together. First place the tea in the bottom of the Black Coarse Pottery Bamboo Gaiwan. Pour in enough boiling water to come just under halfway up the cup and immediately drain off by holding the cup and saucer together and using the lid as a strainer to hold back the leaves. Now uncover the leaves and inhale the aroma from the "rinsed" leaves. Next, pour fresh boiling water into the Gaiwan, not directly on to the leaves but down the inside of the cup to set the leaves swirling in the bottom, then drink or pour it to fair cup to make it cooler. Use Black Coarse Pottery Bamboo Gaiwan is a wonderful brewing method for any kind of tea. As long as you take care with your water temperature and brewing time. Then all that is needed to prepare tea in this style of gaiwan, since the tea can be brewed and drunk from the same vessel. Alternatively, the gaiwan can be used primarily as a teapot and the tea decanted into either a small pitcher or individual tasting cups.


Material: Porcelain.
Capacity: 200 ml (6.83 oz).
Size: Diameter 11 cm (4.33 inches), Height 11 cm (4.33 inches).

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Black Coarse Pottery Bamboo Gaiwan
This is my first gaiwan, Very beautiful! Smaller than I had expected, but very elegant. I learned about Chinese tea and the Gongfu tea ceremony a few months ago, and I've been obsessed ever since! I am really excited to begin using it!
Review by Tea Lover / (Posted on 4/2/2019)
Good minimalist style Gaiwan, good quality fine ceramic, works well to brew tea leaves Gong Fu style. Perfect Gaiwan. After over one year of use, it's still going strong! But i would not recommend it for brewing teas at very high temperatures because you are likely to burn yourself.
Review by Ann Nicholls / (Posted on 1/23/2019)

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