Zenshi Glass Gaiwan Bowl and Lid 200ml


 Zenshi Glass Gaiwan Bowl and Lid 200mlZenshi Glass Gaiwan Bowl and Lid 200ml 

Zenshi Glass Gaiwan Bowl and Lid 200ml

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Price:  £8.93
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  (6 Reviews)

SKU:  TTM31123L

Our Zenshi Glassware range is as elegant as it is practical.

This exquisite Gaiwan is handmade from ultra-light, heat resistant, borosilicate glass. Gaiwans consist of three parts - a lid, a bowl and a saucer. They are particularly great for brewing Oolong, green and white teas.

The Gaiwan was invented during the Ming dynasty in China. Prior to its invention, tea was brewed and consumed by the Chinese using a special bowl called a ‘Chawan’. The invention of the Gaiwan was a result of innovations in the Chinese tea ritual and tea preparation in general. The introduction of the Gaiwan refined the tea drinking experience in China.



Material - Borosilicate** Glass (heat resistant, light weight and strong)

Function - Perfect for steeping and drinking traditional Chinese tea. Preferred for oolong, green and white teas. 

Cleaning - Hand wash or place securely on the top shelf of your dishwasher

Heating - Microwave safe. 

Size - 9cm H x 10.5cm diameter

Capacity - The maximum glass capacity is 200ml

Usage - Place the required amount of tea in the cup after rinsing the cup with warm water. Add water at the correct temperature to the cup. When the tea is ready, pick the cup with the saucer and position the lid slightly askew just enough to allow the tea to pour out while retaining the leaves. Can be used for resteeping 2-3 times.

Packaging  - Comes in a beautiful Tea Makers of London presentation Box, perfect for a gift.


Upkeep and usage

If the ambient temperature in the kitchen is low, warming up the teapot before use will help the teapot last longer. This will also help the tea to steep more effectively as the water will not lose heat when poured into the teapot.

The glass is less likely to break or shatter if you warm it up gradually. Once you have poured in the boiling water, avoid resting your teapot on cold surfaces. Instead, rest your teapot a trivet or kitchen towel.  


**Borosilicate glass - Borosilicate glass is made mainly of silica (70-80%) and boric oxide (7-13%) with smaller amounts of the alkalis (sodium and potassium oxides) and aluminium oxide. 

Customer Reviews
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A nice piece
Friday, 16 February 2018  |  Geoff

I purchased the Zenshi teapot a little while back and it works fine for a group, not individual cups. So this little, traditionally styled glassware, was purchased with my one cup in mind. It looks great and with a bit of practice I will get the hang of how to use it. Still getting spillages! You also have to be wary, it (obviuosly) gets hot.


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Wednesday, 13 September 2017  |  Kelly



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Quite beautiful but a bit less practical
Friday, 25 August 2017  |  Andrea

The gaiwan is very beautiful to look at and is perfect to sip tea from. However if you plan to brew your tea in it you better pay attention to two things:

1) the lid is extremely thin and the "button" on top where you put your middle finger when pouring is hollow and has the smallest wall thickness: this makes it WAY too hot to keep a firm hold on to it. If you tilt the gaiwan too much, hot liquid can come in contact with this very thin zone and you might hurt yourself.

2) The lid and the bowl have a very slippery fit and it makes it very difficult to make and keep the right opening when pouring.

Very beautiful but not as practical.


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Beautiful teaware
Wednesday, 2 August 2017  |  Francesca

This glass gaiwan is a real beauty. I think I will make quite an impression on my guests with the tea set I bought


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Tuesday, 14 February 2017  |  Dane

Already dropped it a couple times without even a scratch. Really good quality glass and well fitting lid. The lid with it's indented handle also captures scent wonderfully. Great buy

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