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Traditional Gaiwan Tea Tasting Set

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Our Traditional Gaiwan Tea Tasting Set in textured grey porcelain will have you sipping with thought.

This Gaiwan has a rough, textured and unglazed finish on both the inside and outside, whereas the tasting cups are glazed on the inside.  Unglazed interiors indicate that you should dedicate this vessel to one tea type.  For example, Green, Black, White or Oolong teas are best.  We would advise against using flavoured or fruit tea in this Gaiwan.  When loose leaf tea is brewed in an unglazed vessel, it absorbs the flavours of the tea.  This is subtle but over time it can really enhance the taste.

This set consists of:

  • A Traditional Gaiwan (main bowl & lid, holds 150 mls);
  • 2 tasting cups (each holds 70ml).
  • Presented in a Gift Box

Gaiwan’s are thought to have been developed in China during the ‘Ming Dynasty’ (1368-1644 AD).  And they remain popular today for both tea masters as well as tea beginners alike.  What we love about them is how they allow you to experience your tea in a whole new way, further engaging your senses.   So, if you have never brewed with one before, behold a whole new tea experience.

This Traditional Gaiwan is an incredibly beautiful little vessel as well as a practical brewing tool.  As well as enjoying a tea moment to yourself, it is also a perfect way to enjoy the full sensory experience with a friend.

Brewing with your Gaiwan

For a full demonstration of how to brew tea in a Gaiwan, watch our video below!  We especially love to brew our new Milky Oolong just now.  The way the leaves unfurl and the deliciously buttery soft liquor of the tea has our senses completely occupied with delight.


For a more in depth guide, visit our Blog post ‘How to Brew in a Gaiwan | Our 5 Step Guide

This set will allow you to taste your tea in a more traditional way.  (If you would like a full glazed set to switch between tea types, we also love this white porcelain Gaiwan set).

HOW TO BREW TEA IN YOUR GAIWAN

The Gaiwan holds 150mls and each tasting cup holds 70 mls.  It is a good idea before you brew your tea, to pour hot water in the Gaiwan and tasting cups and pour away.  This warms them up to avoid the tea cooling too quickly.

Brew your tea by placing your tea leaves directly in the Gaiwan.  Use 1tsp (2.5g) of leaves.  Then add the hot water at the desired temperature for your tea.  (Remember that green teas should be brewed at around 80 degrees or a couple of minutes after the kettle boils, so that you do not burn the leaves).  Try to avoid pouring the water directly onto the tea leaves and instead, try to first pour along the sides of the Gaiwan.

After this, replace the lid on the Gaiwan and allow the tea to brew. On the first steep, you brew your tea for only one minute.  As you steep your leaves again, you extend the brewing time slightly each time.  When you remove the lid, the unfurled leaves will be clear for you to observe in all their glory.  The wide opening at the top allows for an easy way to observe the leaves and how they have unfurled, which is often fascinating.  Breathe in the scent of the leaves as well.

Brewing tea with a Gaiwan allows you the time to take notice of the amazing details we often miss when brewing tea normally or in a tea bag.  Then, place the lid on the Gaiwan slightly tilted.  This will allow you to use it as a filter to hold the leaves whilst you pour some into your tasting cup.

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Our Traditional Gaiwan Tea Tasting Set in textured grey porcelain will have you sipping with thought.

This Gaiwan has a rough, textured and unglazed finish on both the inside and outside, whereas the tasting cups are glazed on the inside.  Unglazed interiors indicate that you should dedicate this vessel to one tea type.  For example, Green, Black, White or Oolong teas are best.  We would advise against using flavoured or fruit tea in this Gaiwan.  When loose leaf tea is brewed in an unglazed vessel, it absorbs the flavours of the tea.  This is subtle but over time it can really enhance the taste.

This set consists of:

  • A Traditional Gaiwan (main bowl & lid, holds 150 mls);
  • 2 tasting cups (each holds 70ml).
  • Presented in a Gift Box

Gaiwan’s are thought to have been developed in China during the ‘Ming Dynasty’ (1368-1644 AD).  And they remain popular today for both tea masters as well as tea beginners alike.  What we love about them is how they allow you to experience your tea in a whole new way, further engaging your senses.   So, if you have never brewed with one before, behold a whole new tea experience.

This Traditional Gaiwan is an incredibly beautiful little vessel as well as a practical brewing tool.  As well as enjoying a tea moment to yourself, it is also a perfect way to enjoy the full sensory experience with a friend.

Brewing with your Gaiwan

For a full demonstration of how to brew tea in a Gaiwan, watch our video below!  We especially love to brew our new Milky Oolong just now.  The way the leaves unfurl and the deliciously buttery soft liquor of the tea has our senses completely occupied with delight.


For a more in depth guide, visit our Blog post ‘How to Brew in a Gaiwan | Our 5 Step Guide

This set will allow you to taste your tea in a more traditional way.  (If you would like a full glazed set to switch between tea types, we also love this white porcelain Gaiwan set).

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