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Large Gaiwan - 300ml

Range: Tea Expert

A must for serious tea lovers, this authentic Chinese lidded tea cup and saucer can be used to experience multiple steepings of all your luxury loose-leaf teas.

Handcrafted in China

Ceremic gaiwan
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We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

This bright white 300ml* porcelain gaiwan features a beautiful deep red trim with a luxurious, glossy finish.  A must for serious tea connoisseurs, it’s the ultimate way to show off your Chinese speciality teas. 

Gaiwans were invented during the Ming dynasty and consist of a bowl, lid and saucer. Porcelain gaiwans are traditionally used for steeping and drinking green and white loose-leaf tea, but you can enjoy any tea type with this delightful piece of teaware.

Remember, you can re-steep your tea leaves 2-3 times when using a gaiwan (see below), ensuring you get the most out of every tea leaf. 

How to brew using a gaiwan


Using Your Gaiwan


Rinse the gaiwan cup with warm water and place the required amount of tea in the cup. Add water at the correct temperature to the cup. Once the tea has steeped (see below for a guide), pick up the cup and saucer and position the lid slightly askew, just enough to allow the tea to pour out while still retaining the leaves. Hold firmly, pour and enjoy!


How Long To Brew In A Gaiwan?


The traditional method involves a very short brewing time with a high leaf-to-water ratio (1 part leaves: 2 parts water). The leaves remain in the bowl and can be used for several re-steepings.

For black and oolong teas: the first step is to gently pour the water over the leaves to rinse them, discarding the water after a couple of seconds. This is called the ‘awakening’ of the tea. Thereafter, and depending on the type of tea, this gongfu method allows you to enjoy multiple steepings.

First steeping:

Black tea: 15 seconds

Oolong tea: 20 seconds

Green tea: 25 seconds

White tea: 30 seconds

For the subsequent steepings, add 5-10 seconds every time.

*300ml without lid to the top, 275ml with the lid.

Materials


Fired clay ceramic with a non-porous glaze.

Features and care instructions

Microwave safe

Microwave safe

Hand wash only

Hand wash only

Dimensions: 66mm(H) X 115mm(Diameter)

Dimensions: 66mm(H) X 115mm(Diameter)

Large Gaiwan - 300ml

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