Yixing Purple & Black Clay 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 Yixing Purple & Black Clay 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 Yixing Purple & Black Clay 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: Yixing Clay.

Size: Width 9.5 cm (3.74"), Height 7.6 cm (2.99").

Capacity: 140 ml (4.73 oz).

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

Perfect for personal use
Well made and the perfect size for one person to make a cup of tea. I put in loose tea in the morning and use the same tea throughout the day, which is an economical use of high quality/expensive teas. I love the feel of clay, the thickness, and the way it fits in my hand just right. At the end, it's much easier to clean than a tea pot! And I'm very happy with it for the price. It is the perfect gaiwan for me. I don't want to ever own another one in my life.
Review by Enrique / (Posted on 1/3/2021)
Very comfortable basic tool
Perfect shape. You can grip it not only by the rim but also from underneath the saucer if it is hot. The colour and the surface becomes beautiful already after the first rinse. As i did not yet prime it, I do not yet know how it affects the taste.
Review by Renate / (Posted on 12/30/2020)

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