Product: Spouted Gaiwan
Where To Buy: Mighty Leaf Tea
The gaiwan, or lidded bowl, is a celebrated vessel for the brewing of fine green, white and oolong teas. This 4.5-ounce container is made of ceramic and will illuminate the complex flavors of any high-grade Mighty Leaf tea brewed inside. You can use to infuse loose tea and then pour into another drinking verssel, or you can drink right out of the gaiwan. The lid of the gaiwan has infuser holes built in so that you can lift the vessel to your mouth and drink the liquid while the leaves are trapped inside.
• Handmade Ceramic
• Includes lide with infuser holes for drinking
• 4.5 oz. capacity
Learn more about this tea ware here.
I have been wanting a spouted gaiwan for ages. I have a regular gaiwan and its a bit smaller than this one, but even still my hands are too tiny to properly secure the lid when pouring. Now I do have very small hands but perhaps the blame is really that I just don’t have the skills. Regardless, I have never mastered using a gaiwan properly.
I first found out about spouted gaiwan on steepster and I was so excited to find one! I have to say I searched, and I searched. Sure I found a few here and there but the selection was few and far between. When I did find one it was usually quite expensive and I just really didn’t want to spend too much on one until I knew that the spouted style would solve my gaiwan issues. In addition to that I do not use a gaiwan often. I truly enjoy using a gaiwan, especially now that I have this one, but I prefer to use one when I have time to sit and have a true gong-fu session rather when I am sitting at my computer working, which is what I am doing most of the time.
Alas finally, I found not only an affordable gaiwan but a truly stunning one at that!
I got this Gaiwan for myself, and a second one for a friend. We both adore them! They are so beautiful with colors of browns and greens. Some areas are marbled, some textured. To me it looks like wood and stone. My friend said the same. Truly, it is a stunning piece of work. It is so easy to handle as well. Wether you have abnormally small hands or really large hands (I saw a photo of my friends hands on Facebook – they are really HUGE!) this gaiwan works perfectly! It also has an internal strainer so you can drink from the gaiwan or you can strain easily.
A spouted Gaiwan is the way to go but I looked all over for one, found few, this one is not only gorgeous, but so affordable!
I have inserted a photo that I have taken of my own Wabi Sabi Gaiwan from Might Leaf Tea. I noticed that my friends is slightly different, which is nice to know that each gaiwan, although equally beautiful, has a personality all its own.
I would recommend this lovely gaiwan to anyone who wants a nice spouted gaiwan at a great price. Especially if you appreciate the beauty of nature because using this makes me feel like I am truly in touch with the outdoors.