Unique Yixing Clay 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 Unique Yixing Clay 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 Unique Yixing Clay 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.


Made Of: Purple-Clay.

Gaiwan: 100 ml or 3.4 oz, Width 11.8 cm (4.6"), Height 6.3 cm (2.3").


Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

Love the unglazed finish, makes that beautiful noise when you slide the lid across the surface. Also the yixing clay dries super fast. Everything fits perfectly. Love it! Nice little addition to my small collection of tea-ware. Great value. Beautiful, functional and lovely to hold. Light weighted and easy to hold, works great with Pu’er tea. I like having an inexpensive basic clay gaiwan of a smaller capacity that is good for evaluating teas, and this one gets the job done well. Keeps my tea tasty and warm. Excellent gaiwan for the price! Thanks!
Review by Becky / (Posted on 1/3/2021)

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