Gaiwans are used to brew tea in the traditional style of the Chinese Gongfu (Kungfu) Tea Ceremony. Several successive brews of the tea are combined in a “fairness pitcher,” (not included) which serves to average-out the several brews into a “fair” mixture. The tea is then poured from the fairness pitcher into tea cups (also not included). Alternatatively, tea can be drunk directly from the gaiwan, the lid used both to keep the tea warm and as a strainer to block the tea leaves during consumption.
The dimensions of the gaiwan are 3.75 inches high and 3.7 inches wide. This is a larger gaiwan that holds over ounces (150 ml) of tea to lid level. This size gaiwan can be used for brewing for one or more than one perosn.
- Lotus blossom designs on the gaiwan vessel, cup and saucer.
- Tea connoisseurs often brew the tea right in the gaiwan although it may also be used conventionally as a tea cup, the lid serving the dual function of keeping the tea warm and to block the tea leaves during consumption.
- This is a larger gaiwan that is approximately 3 11/16″ wide x 3.5″ tall and holds over 5 ounces (150ml) of tea to lid level. Good size for brewing for more than one person.
- Includes samples of premium Bana Pu-erh tea.
- Gaiwans are used to brew tea in the traditional style of the Chinese Gongfu (Kungfu) Tea Ceremoney. Beautiful white porcelain decorated with blue pigment with accents of red and green.
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