Gaiwan

Gaiwan white small

This is a fine China white Gaiwan made of De-Hua white ceramic. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture, design for those who enjoy simplicity, clean and pure natures. This is also a relatively small Gaiwan with a capacity 70ml, designed mostly for personal use. Capacity 70ml
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Gaiwan gold lined white medium

This is a medium size ultra fine China white Gaiwan made of De-Hua white ceramic lined by gold lining. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture and milky white colour, design for those who enjoy simplicity, pure and elegant natures. Capacity 120ml
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Gaiwan gold lined white large

This is a large size ultra fine China white Gaiwan made of De-Hua white ceramic lined by gold lining. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture and milky white colour, design for those who enjoy simplicity, pure and elegant natures. Capacity 175ml
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Gaiwan gold lined A

This is a ultra fine China white Gaiwan made of De-Hua white ceramic lined by gold lining and decorated by ink art of dragon fly on orchids. It represents a beautiful contrast of simplicity, purity and elegance. Capacity 175ml
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Gaiwan gold lined B

This is a ultra fine China white Gaiwan made of De-Hua white ceramic lined by gold lining and decorated by Chinese calligraphy 'calm/peace'. It represents a beautiful contrast of simplicity, purity and elegance. Capacity 175ml
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Gaiwan Ru Kiln

The is an authentic Ru kiln Chinese Gaiwan for those who enjoy a simple and practical fine Ru Kiln ceramic for a premium tea section. This Gaiwan has all the natures of the Ru Kiln, including a relative thick wall for heat retention. Capacity 110ml
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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 decorated by cheerful blossoms on green vines, suitable for everyday use or during a traditional tea ceremony. Capacity 120ml
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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 decorated by imperial blue Chinese print, suitable for everyday use or during a traditional tea ceremony. Capacity 120ml
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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 decorated by blue peony Chinese art, suitable for everyday use or during a traditional tea ceremony. Capacity 120ml
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Gaiwan basket delight series D

This is a ultra fine China white Gaiwan made of De-Hua white ceramic. A technic is used to create certain transparent windows on the Gaiwan body to create a delightful 'basket' effect. The Gaiwan is decorated with the imperial blue of plant vine. Capacity 120ml
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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. Capacity 120ml
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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. Capacity 120ml
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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. Capacity 120ml
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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. Capacity 150ml 
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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. Capacity 150ml 
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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. Capacity 150ml 
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Gaiwan Ji Lan A

This is a Chinese Gaiwan glazed by the premium light blue Ji Lan glaze and decorated by an up facing gold heron. It is an ultimate work of elegance: ultra smooth surface and texture, perfectly even ocean light blue color that shines with an inspiring sense of calmness. Capacity 180ml
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Gaiwan Ji Lan B

This is a Chinese Gaiwan glazed by the premium light blue Ji Lan glaze and decorated by a taking off crane, symbolizing soaring energy and prosperity. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture of the Ji Lan, soothing ocean light blue color as the background that shines with an inspiring sense of calmness. Capacity 180ml
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Gaiwan Ji Lan C

This is a Chinese Gaiwan glazed by the premium dark blue Ji Lan glaze and decorated by a flying crane, symbolizing free spirit and enduring energy. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture of the Ji Lan, deep ocean dark blue color as the background that presents a sense of mysterious, yet rich spirituality. Capacity 180ml
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Gaiwan Ji Lan D

This is a Chinese Gaiwan glazed by the premium dark blue Ji Lan glaze and decorated by a pair nesting herons, symbolizing love and harmony. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture of the Ji Lan, deep ocean dark blue color as the background that presents a sense of mysterious, yet rich spirituality. Capacity 180ml
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Gaiwan Ji Lan E

This is a Chinese Gaiwan glazed by the premium dark blue Ji Lan glaze and decorated by an up facing gold heron. It has the ultra smooth surface and texture of the Ji Lan, deep ocean dark blue color as the background that presents a sense of mysterious, yet rich spirituality. Capacity 180ml
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Gaiwan gold lined Falangcai

This is a stunning Gaiwan with extraordinary details and colors. It is made of the Falangcai ceramic, developed and peaked during the Qing Dynasty. It is known for its stunning bright colours and fine art work, rich yet graceful. The gold lining of the Gaiwan only adds to its royal display. Capacity 150ml
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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 ideal for brewing premium Chinese loose leaf teas. Capacity 180ml
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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 ideal for brewing premium Chinese loose leaf teas. Capacity 180ml
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Yixing Zisha 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. Capacity 100ml
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Yixing Zisha Gaiwan C

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. Colours: Burgundy & brown. Capacity 100ml
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Yixing Zisha Gaiwan B

This Gaiwan is made fine Yixing Zisha (purple sand) Duan Ni (silky clay), a premium Chinese clay for tea vessels. The Gaiwan is decorated by ancient Chinese calligraphy, offering an authentic yet premium class appearance. It is ideal for Kung Fu tea tasting, or brewing the traditional Ba-Bao (eight treasures) Chinese tea. Capacity 100ml
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Gaiwan antique A

This is a Chinese clay Gaiwan made in the antique style. It is designed to have a raw rusty appearance, with various coloring spots produced by the reaction between the wood fire and elements of the clay. It is in a capacity of 150 ml, colored by robust yellow spots, suitable for those who appreciate the tea ware in their most original form. Capacity 150ml 
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Gaiwan antique B

This is a Chinese clay Gaiwan made in the antique style. It is designed to have a raw rusty appearance, with various coloring spots produced by the reaction between the wood fire and elements of the clay. It is in a capacity of 150 ml, fired for the subtle fine blue spots, suitable for those who appreciate the tea ware in their most original form. Capacity 150ml 
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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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