Tea ware selection by material, such as bone china, blue and white china, yixing clay, glass etc
Celeste Green GaiwanGaiwans, Tea Accessories, White porcelain
The plum blossom blooms in mid to late January against the bitterness of Winter. That is why ancient literati had a high regard of the flower, for its metaphoric representation of people with the strength and endurance of holding on Righteousness, even when facing violent repression by the powerful.
Symbolism aside, the gaiwan's round belly form provides a minimal surface area to volume ratio to maximise heat retention, while fanning out at the brim to quicken cooling for easy handling and smooth decantation. This is a classic shape. The lid has a well form dome for trapping air. A lid button has a well formed hollow to keep itself cool enough for resting your finger on it when handling.Rated 5.00 out of 5USD 17.10
Happiness GaiwanGaiwans, Stoneware, Tea Accessories
A small gaiwan for the serious drinkerOne issue with smaller gaiwans made from porcelain is the balance of weight while infusing and handling. The lightness in a small volume also means easier heat loss. The use of stoneware alleviate both issues. The brim is made thin, even and firm for easy control when decanting, while the body wall gradually thickens towards the centre for good heat retention. The glass like celadon overglaze makes the vessel as good as porcelain, only with the advantages of a more substantial body. The "Happiness" gaiwan is one of two hand scripted smaller size selections we have picked from Dehua. The two characters for the term "xi le" — happiness — are handwritten separately on the inside and the outside of the gaiwan body. The name of this style of calligraphic script is "Xing Shu" or "Hsing Shu" dependent on which translation system. Or it can be called a semi-cursive script. In dynastic era, it was a non-formal script style used for daily communication but not for formal documents.Rated 5.00 out of 5USD 37.00
Celeste Green ChahaiChahai, Tea Accessories, White porcelain
A classical shape chahai that goes well with an 160ml teapot. Or choose it to pair with the Celeste Green Gaiwan.Rated 5.00 out of 5USD 9.80