Twin Fish Design Chinese Gaiwan (Traditional Chinese Teaware Comprised of a Cup, Saucer and Lid) – Made in Jingdezhen
- This gaiwan is produced at the famous porcelain-producing town of Jingdezhen and bears its distinctive marking.
- The design is of two fishes swimming gracefully over reeds and grass.
- 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 from consumption.
- Includes samples of premium Bana Pu-erh tea.
- The gaiwan is 3.5″ wide x 3.25″ tall and holds up to 4 ounces of tea to lid level.
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 from consumption.
The dimensions of the gaiwan are 3 1/4 inches high and 3 1/2 inches wide.
List Price: $ 25.00
Price: $ 25.00