The sunny design of this golden-rimmed piece evokes fine European china, while combining it with the very Chinese, almost pagoda-like form of the gaiwan. Decorated with a rose motif in a classical Chinese style of painting, it also suggests rich, 19th-century botanical illustrations, and this feeling of natural appreciation makes it right at home in the garden, balcony, or salon with a view.
Why do I need a gaiwan?
The gaiwan is the most common tea vessel in China. It comprises three pieces: a thin-walled, handle-less cup, a saucer and a lid. The cup is given a flared lip to hold it without burning one’s fingers.
According to custom, you should brew only the precise quantity of tea that you need to serve you and your guests. Several infusions follow; only freshly brewed tea is dispensed in the cups. This procedure guarantees best results.
Unlike Yixing teapots, the gaiwan does not retain odours. So you can brew different kind of tea in the same gaiwan.
Usage: steep the leaves in the gaiwan and pour the brewed tea into a second pot for serving. Use a strainer if necessary. Repeat several times refilling the gaiwan.
- MATERIAL: Porcelain
- CAPACITY: 120 ml
- WIDTH: 8.8 cm
- HEIGHT: 5.7 cm (cup only)