Unlike a wide mouth cup such as the lamp shade, or a tall cup such as a magnolia shape, a drum shape cup has a lesser ratio in surface area to volume, allowing it to hold heat relatively longer. As such, there is an advantage when the intention is to have a few sips from a cup, or when you do not want the tea to cool down too quickly because of the ambience or because the infused tea is not that hot in the first place. 6 cups in each unit.
Artist: (in the name of) Shi Xiao Ma, National Senior Master Industrial Artist
Pot name/style: Fanggu (In the shape of the ancient drum) 2011 (signed 1976)
Material: Da Hong Pao
Capacity: 275 ml
This fine bone china utility gaiwan is ideal for preparing tea using the gongfu style. We have priced it so reasonably that you can stock up a quantity of it for your private tea tasting parties, or can even use them as cups.