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 as a single gaiwan with a different painting.
Gaiwan capacity: 170ml Material: Blue and white china Origin: Fujian, China Packing: Recycled paper cushion in kraft carton Gaiwan content: 1 lid, 1 bowl, 1 saucer Tea set content: 1 gaiwan, 1 chahai, 3 cups 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）
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.