Tradition in Tea Brewing
The Gaiwan is a lidded bowl used to steep tea. The design of the Gaiwan originates from 14th century China and led to innovations in tea preparation that are still practiced today.
Gaiwans come in many different sizes, designs, and materials, but they all consist of three parts: a saucer, bowl, and a lid. To use, place your tealeaves directly into the bowl, add your at-temperature water, and steep. The tea can be decanted into another cup or drunk directly from the bowl by using the lid to block out the tealeaves. The technique can be a bit tricky for beginners, but it is a rewarding and meditative process for tea drinkers all over the world!
This particular gaiwan has a volume of 6 ounces. It's beautifully hand-crafted design is made with heat-resistant glass, allowing you to watch every step of the brewing process! This versatile vessel is great for both Western Style and Gung Fu Style brewing. Try one today!
The Gaiwan is a traditional Chinese tea breweing vessel. Anyone interested in the traditions and cultures of tea should consider adding this to their collection.Charles