Ruyao Gaiwan Teapot

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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 Ruyao Gaiwan Teapot. 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 Ruyao Gaiwan Teapot 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: Ruyao.

Gaiwan A: Width 9.3 cm (3.67 inches), Height 8 cm (3.15 inches), 200 ml (6.83 oz).

Gaiwan B: Width 10.8 cm (4.25 inches), Height 7.5 cm (2.95 inches), 140 ml (4.78 oz).

Gaiwan C: Width 10 cm (3.94 inches), Height 8 cm (3.15 inches), 200 ml (6.83oz).

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Very pleased with my purchase.
I absolutely love this RuYao Gaiwan teapot. I was trying to find a tea pot not made in China but the options were limited. So I was happy to find this one. It has hard RuYao glaze with no flaws inside and out which is important indicators. All in all, it is very well designed to do exactly what it's made for - steep tea and pour it into a cup. Very pleased with my purchase.
Review by Mark / (Posted on 8/13/2019)

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