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Gaiwan Tea Set - Large Portable Design

Range: Tea Expert

Packed in a stylish cotton zip-up bag, this ceramic gaiwan travel set allows you to experience and share the beauty of loose-leaf teas wherever you go.

Handcrafted in Taiwan

Travel gaiwan
Delivery Info

Shipping policy

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.

CUSTOMS CHARGES: All commercial goods arriving from the UK are subject to VAT, Import Duty and a handling fee in the country receiving the goods.

 

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.

Generous travel freindly brewing


For a luxurious cuppa on the go, look no further than this travel-friendly Gaiwan Tea Set. More transportable than a traditional teapot, this Chinese teaware is a great way to enjoy a perfectly brewed loose-leaf tea on the road.

Crafted in sleek white ceramic, this teaware fuses ergonomic contemporary styling with organic textures and natural finishes that hint at the gaiwan’s ancient origins. Packed neatly into the denim-blue, zip-up cotton carry case, you’ll find a bowl for brewing, 2 cups (1 x 180ml and 1 x 120ml) for serving and a soft serving tea-towel that can be used to protect the contents during transportation.

As part of its clever design, the 250ml gaiwan features beechwood ‘holding points’ to protect your fingers from the heat. 

The best teas and how to use this gaiwan set


Which teas work best with this gaiwan travel kit?


For best results, we recommend using your portable Gaiwan Tea Set with large whole-leaf teas such as Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs, Chinese green teas and Pu-erh teas.


How to use your gaiwan tea set


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.

To serve: place the larger ceramic cup upside down on top of the bowl and, gripping the cup firmly, pour the tea into the smaller cup. Then pour the rest of the tea in the larger cup by tipping the gaiwan gently for a slow pour.

Materials


Fired clay ceramic with a non-porous glaze

Features and care instructions

Not microwave safe

Not microwave safe

Hand wash only

Hand wash only

Not stove safe

Not stove safe

Durable glazed ceramic

Durable glazed ceramic

Dimensions: </br>Bowl-66mm(H) x 102mm (Diameter), 250ml    </br>Cup1-82mm(H) x 50mm (Diameter), 180ml     </br>Cup2-73mm(H) x 43mm (Diameter), 120ml   </br>Tea towel-290mm(L) x 100mm(W) </br>Cotton pouch-110mm(H) x 105mm(Diameter)

Dimensions:
Bowl-66mm(H) x 102mm (Diameter), 250ml
Cup1-82mm(H) x 50mm (Diameter), 180ml
Cup2-73mm(H) x 43mm (Diameter), 120ml
Tea towel-290mm(L) x 100mm(W)
Cotton pouch-110mm(H) x 105mm(Diameter)

Gaiwan Tea Set - Large Portable Design

£48.50
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