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Gaiwan

Gaiwan ink art series A

This is a traditional Chinese Gaiwan of simplicity and elegance. It is traditionally designed, decorated by elegant black and white Chinese ink art of bamboo. It has a capacity of 120 ml, suitable for everyday use of brewing a premium pot of loose leaf tea.
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Gaiwan ink art series B

This is a traditional Chinese Gaiwan of simplicity and elegance. It is traditionally designed, decorated by elegant black and white Chinese ink art of cherry blossom. It has a capacity of 120 ml, suitable for everyday use of brewing a premium pot of loose leaf tea.
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Gaiwan ink art series C

This is a traditional Chinese Gaiwan of simplicity and elegance. It is traditionally designed, decorated by elegant black and white Chinese ink art of orchids. It has a capacity of 120 ml, suitable for everyday use of brewing a premium pot of loose leaf tea.
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Gaiwan basket delight series A

This is a delightful Chinese Gaiwan made in De-Hua fine China, with small open windows to product an intense 3D effect while your tea is being brewed. It is in a capacity of 120 ml, suitable for everyday use or during a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
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Gaiwan basket delight series B

This is a delightful Chinese Gaiwan made in De-Hua fine China, with small open windows to product an intense 3D effect while your tea is being brewed. It is in a capacity of 120 ml, suitable for everyday use or during a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
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Gaiwan basket delight series C

This is a delightful Chinese Gaiwan made in De-Hua fine China, with small open windows to product an intense 3D effect while your tea is being brewed. It is in a capacity of 120 ml, suitable for everyday use or during a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
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Gaiwan Chinese art series 1 (medium)

This is an authentically designed and artistically hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant Chinese painting of landscape. It is a piece of artwork with careful attention to details such as edges and joins to ensure a smooth outline and snuggle fit of various parts. It is truly an art to the appearing eyes and a pleasure to use.
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Gaiwan Chinese art series 2 (medium)

This is an authentically designed and artistically hand painted Chinese GaiWan decorated by vibrant Chinese painting of divine lotus. It is a piece of artwork with careful attention to details such as edges and joins to ensure a smooth outline and snuggle fit of various parts. It is truly an art to the appearing eyes and a pleasure to use.
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Gaiwan Chinese art series 3 (medium)

This is an authentically designed and artistically hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant Chinese painting of pond life. It is a piece of artwork with careful attention to details such as edges and joins to ensure a smooth outline and snuggle fit of various parts. It is truly an art to the appearing eyes and a pleasure to use.
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Gaiwan lotus series 1 (large)

This is beautifully hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant lotus, symbolising live, peace and divinity. It is a Gai-Wan made with love, artistically designed, fine details, smooth joins and hand painted before kilning. It is luxury yet authentic Chinese tea ware to collect and enjoy.
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Gaiwan lotus series 2 (large)

This is beautifully hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant lotus, symbolising live, peace and divinity. It is a Gai-Wan made with love, artistically designed, fine details, smooth joins and hand painted before kilning. It is luxury yet authentic Chinese tea ware to collect and enjoy.
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Gaiwan lotus series 3 (large)

This is beautifully hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant lotus, symbolising live, peace and divinity. It is a Gai-Wan made with love, artistically designed, fine details, smooth joins and hand painted before kilning. It is luxury yet authentic Chinese tea ware to collect and enjoy.
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Gaiwan lotus series 4

This is beautifully hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant lotus, symbolising live, peace and divinity. It is a Gai-Wan made with love, artistically designed, fine details, smooth joins and hand painted before kilning. It is luxury yet authentic Chinese tea ware to collect and enjoy.
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Gaiwan lotus series 5 (large)

This is beautifully hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant lotus, symbolising live, peace and divinity. It is a Gai-Wan made with love, artistically designed, fine details, smooth joins and hand painted before kilning. It is luxury yet authentic Chinese tea ware to collect and enjoy.
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Gaiwan lotus series 6 (large)

This is beautifully hand painted Chinese Gai-Wan decorated by vibrant lotus, symbolising live, peace and divinity. It is a Gai-Wan made with love, artistically designed, fine details, smooth joins and hand painted before kilning. It is luxury yet authentic Chinese tea ware to collect and enjoy.
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Gaiwan majesty series A

This is a traditional Chinese Gaiwan authentically designed and decorated by vibrant yellow background colour, symbolising power and majesty in the Chinese history and mythology, and traditional Chinese art. It is in the capacity of 180 ml, ideal for brewing premium Chinese loose leaf teas.
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Gaiwan majesty series B

This is a traditional Chinese Gaiwan authentically designed and decorated by vibrant red background colour and Chinese dragon art, symbolising power and majesty in the Chinese history and mythology. It is in the capacity of 180 ml, ideal for brewing premium Chinese loose leaf teas.
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Gaiwan majesty series C

This is a traditional Chinese Gaiwan authentically designed and decorated by vibrant royal blue background colour and Chinese dragon art, symbolising power and majesty in the Chinese history and mythology. It is in the capacity of 180 ml, ideal for brewing premium Chinese loose leaf teas.
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Zi Sha Gaiwan A

This authentic Chinese Gai-Wan is made of fine Yixing Zi Sha (purple sand), a premium Chinese clay for tea vessels. The Gai-Wan is decorated by traditional Chinese art work for a very authentic appearance, an item proud to own and pleasure to use.
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Zi Sha Gaiwan B

This Gaiwan is made fine Yixing Zi Sha (purple sand) Duan Ni (silky clay), a premium Chinese clay for tea vessels. The capacity of this Gai Wan is about 120ml. It is ideal for Kung Fu tea tasting, or brewing the traditional Ba-Bao (eight treasures) Chinese tea.
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We offer both authentic ceramic and Yixing Zisha Gaiwan of various sizes in our tea shop at the affordable prices. These can be used on their own or to form a gaiwan tea set.

We also sell gaiwans as part of a gaiwan tea set. 

What is a Gaiwan

Gaiwan translates into 'bowl with a lid' in Chinese. It is composed by three parts: a lid, a cup (or cup shape bowl) and a source. It is traditionally used as a tea brewing vessel in Kung-Fu tea, although many who are naive to Chinese tea culture mistakenly assume it is a drinking tea cup due to its shape and size.

Gaiwn is tea brewng vessel than a cup to drink from

Gaiwan is commonly used to brew semi-fermented Oolong teas, fully fermented black teas or traditional eight treasure tea. As is has not got a inbuilt strainer, a strainer and a tea sever are often used in combination.

Similar to a teapot lid, a Gaiwan's lid is ideal to experience the aroma of a premium tea after enough steam from the tea brewing has accumulated and condensed on it.

What are the differences between a Chinese teapot and a tea Gaiwan 

  1. A traditional Chinese teapot reserves the heat better than a tea Gaiwan, therefore draw deeper flavour from a tea with richer taste. 
  2. A Gaiwan is better than a teapot when it comes to assess the tea aroma from the lid (盖香) as the wider lip and open allow the aromatic steam to set in a more gentle way without been overwhelming.
  3. A Gaiwan's wide open makes it easier to assess the wet leaves of a tea. 
  4. Practicality wise, a teapot is less likely to spill over and easier to handle for some one who is not experienced with a tea Gaiwn

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