A must-have for all Chinese tea lovers, the classic porcelain Gaiwan (lit. 'lidded bowl') is the brewing vessel of choice for long leaf teas like Oolong, Pu Erh, White and Green teas. Gaiwan make for exceptionally fragrant infusions owing to their curved shape and open design that amplifies the aroma.
Also known as Blanc de Chine, the city of Dehua has been producing its eponymous porcelain since the Ming Dynasty (1368–1644). These minimalist Gaiwan are exceptionally pleasant to touch and handle, making them perfect for beginners to Chinese tea brewing.
A selection of Gaiwan handcrafted in Jingdezhen – the legendary birthplace of porcelain – in a variety of classic Chinese ceramic styles, from serene celadon to rustic metal glaze and trusty blue-and-white. These Gaiwan are perfect for everyday tea enjoyment as well as Gongfu ceremonies.
Nixing pottery from Qinzhou, Guangxi province, in southern China, has a history going back 1300 years. Made of a mixture of clays from the banks of the Qinjiang river, Nixing wares are typically baked unglazed at high temperatures to colours ranging from the characteristic deep brown to black and then polished to reveal an incredibly smooth surface.
Exquisite Gaiwan handmade by renowned and highly collectible Chinese ceramic artists.