There is more value in this gaiwan than the nice painting, or the use of finer materials or smoother finishes. The mould casting of the body is a lot more even than most other commercially produced vessels. This helps to maintain a steady convection of the hot water during infusion for a smoother liquor, when your tea appreciation skills have evolved to such a stage as to require for that. Available also in the set with a different painting.
Capacity: 170ml Material: Blue and white china Origin: Fujian, China Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton Content: 1 lid, 1 bowl, 1 saucer This is a handmade item. Slight variations in color, pattern, shape and details from the particular one used in these pictures should be expected.
Artist: Li Qiang, National Associate Master Industrial Artist Pot name: Zhizhu (Wisdom — Prajñā) 2012 Pot style: Sangbian Material: Zisha (with duan-ni granules) Capacity: 255 ml 李強（國家助理工藝美術師）2012 紫砂（渾段泥粒）
The 150ml standard taster’s mug is a most indispensable tool for the trader, the teashop owner and the serious connoisseur. The smaller size lessens considerably unnecessary wastage, especially when tasting for finer, and thereby more expensive, teas.
We have this one handmade in Dehua, where the highly acclaimed white porcelain, Blanc de chine originated.