This value set can get you very elegant White Porcelain Gaiwan 150 ml, White Porcelain Tea Pitcher 200 ml and two White Porcelain Cups 75 ml at lower price than if bought individually. All made in Taiwan.
A gaiwan is a must have item for any tea enthusiast. Nothing is as versatile and practical when one wishes to make a quick infusion or experiment the rewards of loose leaf infusions. Add to this the most neutral and durable material there is: porcelain, and you have a beautiful and long-lasting solution. A design of this gaiwan is very well made and ergonomically correct. The cup sits deeply in the saucer, does not wobble when you pour and the lid is well-balanced. Simply said, this is a gaiwan which fits tea professionals as well as pure beginners.
The first thing you will notice when holding this cup is its weight and thickness. It is thicker to provide added insulation for sensitive hands as well as resist the abuses of everyday life. I guess that by now you understand how it got its name. Further than these functional features, this is a cup offers all the refinement necessary to showcase any of your good teas! It offers a good volume and shape and is a pleasure to handle.
Pitchers are also often referred to as fairing cups. This is quite descriptive of their use when it comes to serving tea. When serving more than one person, pouring from the pot into a pitcher and then using this pitcher to serve guests allows everyone to enjoy a similar tasting liqueur.
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