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: Pan Zhi Ying of Studio Qicai Tang (Seven Color Hall) Pot name/style: Shuiping (Water Level) 2010, in the style of the era of Cultural Revolution Material: Matured Qingshui-ni Capacity: 140 ml 潘志英（七彩堂）2010 原礦老坑清水泥
Xanadu features a receptacle for round Yixing teapots for complete decantation of each round of infusion. Even if you do not use the Yixing pot, you will still find the wider opening a most convenient design for ease of use. A smart adaptation basing on a classic chahai feature.