The centerpiece of any traditional tea set. This gaiwan is part of the 'Classic' Teahead Collection, all handcrafted white porcelain with the signature 'Teahead Blue' undulating waves.
The 'Gaiwan' is the best, and most versatile tool for the brewing of loose-leaf. Every component of a well made gaiwan is specifically designed for the full enjoyment of tea. It is often used by professional tea tasters for this reason.
The open and glazed surfaces of a porcelain gaiwan allows the tea to be viewed while it brews, while the lid prevent the altering of the aroma or taste during the brewing process. Because the porcelain absorbs the heat of the water, it is especially suited for delicate teas like greens or whites, and it is the perfect method for fragrant teas like those with jasmine infusions.
The gaiwan is Teahead's preferred brewing method, and has an 800+ year history of excellence for a reason. This beautiful tool is a must have for anyone who enjoys tea, period.
Capacity: 150ml (to the brim)