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Friday, 25 February 2011

PORCELAIN GAIWAN

Hi Tea folks,
You may have already been aware that the gaiwan is the preferred method for brewing teas especially with delicate flavors and aromas, such as green tea and white tea.  The gaiwan consists of a saucer, bowl, and lid. Can anyone tell me about the main function of the lid in the comment column below ?

Please scroll down for the answer.








The lid basically allows the tea to be infused right into the bowl by pouring hot water into the bowl/ boat. It can then either be drank right from the bowl and the lid is traditionally placed at the edge of the bowl to block the leaves for ease of consumption, or decanted into another container.These tea leaves can then be dried under hot sun, before it can  be used to make pillow and so on. 


The Gaiwan itself is made of a variety of materials, such as clay, porcelain and glass. I also understand that porcelain Gaiwans are particularly prized by collectors of tea paraphernalia. It is more costly due to its manufacturing complexity. Gaiwan is the preferred method for brewing tender tea such as green and white teas as the gaiwan's porcelain absorbs the heat much faster. Hence it reduces the impact of damaging the tea compared to other materials.


It is also worthy to note that Gaiwans are less suitable for black teas as the large lid allows heat to escape too quickly during the steeping process. They are especially common in the north of China for enjoying scented teas like jasmine tea.

The Gaiwan is also important in tea tasting due to its open and glazed surfaces. Now, shall we take a tour to have a quick look at various types of porcelain Gaiwan, as append photos below:-



Glass Gaiwan




Green Jade Gaiwan


Hand painted Porcelain Gaiwan 


White Jade Gaiwan



                                                            White Porcelain Gaiwan




Now the million dollars question arises as how to select the best quality of porcelain Giawan. Please put forward your answer in the comment column provide below.

Stay tuned and I shall forward mine in the forthcoming article. Seeing you again.

2 comments:

Broad said...

Great list. If people can’t get some help from this then they are just too lazy to use the information. Thanks for sharing.Glass Walls

Oh James said...

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