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.
Silo Chahai has the advantage of being tall and nicely transparent for seeing the true colors of your infusion. It can be doubled as a tea pot for showing off the nice shape of your fine tealeaves as they unfold to sink and float.