TEAWARES - Gaiwan - borosilicate glass - 180 ml
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A borosilicate glass gaiwan - resistant to heat shock.
Gaiwans were developed around 600 years ago during the Ming dynasty. Our founder Tony Laurent prefers to use a gaiwan when drinking Chinese green or oolong teas.This glass version is excellent in that it allows you to see the leaves unfurl.
The lid of the gaiwan also helps to trap the aroma of the tea.
One simply adds water to the infused leaf 4, 5 or more times. Very simple lidded cup.
It has been in use for 600 years - must be some merit to it !