Usable volume : about 0,8 dl
Saucer's diameter: cm
Gàiwǎn (盖碗 / 蓋碗; “a bowl with a lid”) is a tea brewing vessel that was originated from China. Once the tea is brewed ready, it can be poured into the drinking cup, or into a Tea Sea and then shared in small drinking cups. The small gap between the lid and the bowl forms a filter to avoid leaves escaping from the Gaiwan. Gaiwan is a simple but versatile brewing vessel. One good feature is that you can pour the tea out quickly, which is important for teas that require more precise brewing. In China, Gaiwan was originally a drinking cup. Today the more common use for Gaiwan is in Gongfu brewing with a generous amount of tea leaves being brewed shortly, then poured into another container. If you’d like to learn more about how to use Gaiwan and about Gongfu brewing, remember to add this free leaflet to the shopping cart when you make a purchase. Gaiwan is suitable for all types of whole leaf Chinese teas. It's not recommended for Japanese teas with more broken leaves. I personally enjoy green teas brewed with Gaiwan a lot, especially in Springtime when the green teas are at its freshest.