Enamel Porcelain Flowers Gaiwan

Availability: In stock


* Required Fields

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 Enamel Porcelain Flowers 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 Enamel Porcelain Flowers 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: Coarse Pottery.

Gaiwan : Width 9.7 cm (3.82 inches), Height 8.8 cm (3.46 inches), 140 ml (4.78 oz).

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Absolutely beautiful gaiwan
I have been looking for a nice gaiwan to replace my smaller teapot. Absolutely beautiful gaiwan, super rich colors. Item was exactly as shown. I use it for oolong tea exclusively. Workmanship is of high quality and the lid fits snugly. The spout pour the tea perfectly with no dripping. This gaiwan is gorgeous and works wonderfully. My only complaint is that shipping took a while.
Review by Gracie / (Posted on 8/8/2019)
Absolutely beautiful
Absolutely beautiful. Beautiful colors and delicate textures. This was a gift for a tea drinker. He likes it so much, I will probably add more to his collection, I can even buy some for myself in the office. But i hope the price can be a little more affordable.
Review by Jennifer Tran / (Posted on 1/31/2019)

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register


Product Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.