150 ml is an important capacity for infusion vessel, because this is one of the standard sizes specified by ISO for preparing tea for tasting. That is also why we think this classic bell shape white china gaiwan is so useful as a utility infusion ware. It is also a large enough size for serving up enough tea using the gongfu approach, yet small enough for most hand sizes to handle. Produced by a very small studio in Chaozhou ( the “capital” of gongfu tea ) using a half-mould, half-handmade process, the thinness at brim of the bowl is ideal for smooth liquid flow and heat management.
Material: Options of Chaozhou Classic White Porcelain and Bone China
Color: White / Ivory white
Origin: Chaozhou, Guangdong, China
Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton
Content: 1 lid, 1 bowl, 1 saucer
The design and size of the gaiwan is identical in both the white porcelain or bone china.
Notice the thickness and evenness of the brim of the bowl. Great for smooth pouring and heat dissipation for easy handling. Yet not so thin as to easily breakable. Almost hand-thrown beauty. Notice also the deep hollow of the lid button. Important not only for heat dissipation so it is cool enough to the touch, but also tall enough for different styles of finger position when handling the lid.
Note: Because of its half-handmade nature and produced in a small workshop setting, and at such great value, there maybe some imperfection in the product, such as uneven coating of the overglaze, or a slight wave of the level of the brim of the saucer, etc, as represented in the photograph of the bottom of the saucer. However, each gaiwan that passes our quality control sits stably on flat surfaces and fits to its parts well for smooth handling and has a decent appearance. Most importantly they are the great infusion ware it is intended to be.
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