These porcelain Gaiwan is hand-made in Jingdezhen with high quality porcelain and using underglaze technique to decorate the outside of the gaiwan. The design of the gaiwan is one of the old style with deeper and round bowl shape and more curved lid. It can be used as a brewing vessel or as a cup.
A Gaiwan is a Chinese lidded bowl without handle and consists of a bowl, a lid and a saucer. It was invented during Ming dynasty. A glazed porcelain gaiwan is the simplest and most versatile way to brew all loose leave teas, especially good for brewing fine teas with delicate flavour and aroma. It allows to show the most true character of the tea, making it the best way to initially assess a tea's quality. The gaiwan can also be used as a drinking vessel, simply by put few grams of tea leaves, add hot water and place the lid on and let it brew for few minutes. Drinking directly from the bowl and using lid to push the leaves back.
Capacity: 100ml (to rim)
Diameter of bowl: 8cm
Height of bowl: 4cm
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