Japanese Coarse Pottery Gaiwan With Agate Lid

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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 Japanese Coarse Pottery Gaiwan With Agate Lid. 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 Japanese Coarse Pottery Gaiwan With Agate Lid 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: Coarse Pottery.
Capacity: 160 ml (5.47 oz).
Size: Diameter 9 cm (11.5"), Height 9 cm (11.5").

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

I think I should buy another one to use at home.
I love making and drinking my tea from this item. I have it at work to drink tea every day. It gives me the perfect brew and a perfect drinking experience. When you feel tired when you go to work, you will be full of energy when you have a cup of tea. It really feels good. I think I should buy another one to use at home.
Review by Julian Straker-Jones / (Posted on 3/5/2019)

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