Blue And White Porcelain 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 Blue And White Porcelain 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 Blue And White Porcelain 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.


Made Of: Porcelain.

Gaiwan: 250 ml or 8.5 oz, Width 10.5 cm (4.1"), Height 9 cm (3.5").


Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Blue And White Porcelain Gaiwan
The Gaiwan was received and packed tightly. The Gaiwan is white, flawless, round and smooth and with even glaze color and exquisite workmanship. It feels good without blemishes. My only Unsatisfactory is that shipping took a while, I hope to be a little faster.
Review by Ms. Terri McCallister / (Posted on 1/14/2019)
Lovely pattern and perfect size for one person!
The design is very lovely and it is the perfect size for one person. This is my first gaiwan and it is absolutely gorgeous! It is quite sturdy and I have not had any problems with the lid fitting. I always handwash it after I am finished. It took me a few tries to get my technique for pouring down but it is quite simple once you get the hang of it.
Review by Kevin / (Posted on 7/18/2018)

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