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Gaiwan Set, Hence No. 1


This Gaiwan set is made of Mutton Fat Jade porcelain, the highest-grade Chinese white porcelain from Dehua, Fujian. The purity of kaolin clay in Dehua is ideal for quality porcelain production and gives the porcelain its bright, milky white luster. When exposed to sunlight, the porcelain looks like jade.

This Gaiwan set is not glazed to retain its natural feeling. The set comes with a Gaiwan, a Fairness Cup, a Tea Strainer, and six tea cups. While it is not only suitable for gongfu- style teas, it is good for your daily tea drinking.

This Gaiwan is suited for all kinds of tea. In Mandarin, “Gai” means “Lid” and “Wan” means “Bowl.” The bowl provides ample room for the tea to unfurl and dance in the hot water, and it allows for multiple steeping.

Gaiwan Capacity: 5 fl oz

Gong Dao Bei Capacity: 5 fl oz

Single Tea Cup Capacity: 1 fl oz

Material: Porcelain

Origin: Dehua, Fujian, China

Tips For Use:

  • For first time use, use warm water to cleanse
  • For daily use, pour hot water into the tea wares to warm and cleanse it before adding tea leaves
  • Dishwasher is not recommended

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A Gaiwan is a graceful vessel with a lid, a saucer, and a cup. Traditionally, Gaiwan is also called “San Cai Wan” (Three Talent Bowl) or “San Cai Bei” (Three Talent Cup). In Chinese philosophy, Gaiwan also represents the ultimate harmony of human beings and nature. The saucer is the earth, the lid is the sky, and the cup represents the people who stand in between them. Drinking tea with a Gaiwan can help you test the quality of tea and is good for multiple steepings.

Traditionally, the flared edge of a Gaiwan is held with the thumb and middle finger, using the index finger to steady the lid. To avoid burning the hands, it is recommended to spread the fingers against the bottom of the saucer and hold the lid with the thumb. Beginners can also use two hands to keep the Gaiwan stable.


3 reviews for Gaiwan Set, Hence No. 1

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  1. Receiving this Gaiwan set was like unboxing a beautiful present! The packaging was just really well thought out. I love a good matte finish on tea ware, and this set really feels so nice in my hands. I also like that it’s just a bright white – it makes the liquor of whatever tea you serve init stand out beautifully. I’m happy to have this set amidst my collection of tea things.

  2. I like this Gaiwan Set! The quality is very good; good for decoration or daily use.

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