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The gaiwan is an elegant and versatile alternative to a teapot that uses a lid to strain the leaves from the brewed tea. We recommend these vessels for testing the quality of your tea leaves, or simply to brew a variety of different teas.

  • Jingdezhen Gaiwan, Spring
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    One of two paper porcelain gaiwans we commissioned from Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province. Hand-crafted of thin high-fired porcelain. Thin enough to appear translucent when held against the light.

    A sibling to the wider bodied Summer gaiwan, the Spring version is tall, with slightly more angular lines....

  • Celadon Gaiwan
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    Celadon Gaiwan


    A striking gaiwan from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia, with a decidedly modern aesthetic. The bottom dish has an inset seat for the foot of the bowl to ensure a stable base. Hand-crafted in white stoneware, then glazed in luscious pale blue celadon.

    Combined with...

  • Jingdezhen Gaiwan, Summer
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    We commissioned craftsman in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi Province, to hand-craft these gaiwans for us.

    Our requirements were simple but specific: we wanted the gaiwans made from thin high fired porcelain - so thin, in fact, that they would appear translucent if held up against light. Their...

  • Celadon Gaiwan, Dark Clay
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    Steep in the understated elegance of this exquisitely hand-crafted celadon gaiwan. An unglazed lid top and darker edges bring a subtle rustic quality to contrast the gaiwan's lusturous, milky blue-green glaze, while also ingeniously making it easier to grip and maneuver. Beautiful to behold and...

  • Celadon String Server
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    Hand-crafted light stoneware server coated with Xu De Xia's signature celadon glaze. The wide lip has two string wrapped handles that nestle into the hand while pouring, while tea gracefully flows off the expertly shaped lip. This server also features a lid, making it multifunctional...

  • Celadon Lotus Gaiwan
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    An elegant gaiwan from Taiwanese ceramicist Xu De Jia, with delicately curved lotus petal shapes making up the bowl and plate of this three-piece vessel. The form is both decorative and minimal, while the wide bowl is perfect for allowing rolled oolongs to expand. Hand-crafted...

  • Jingdezhen Gaiwan, Crimson
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    A beautiful, festive gaiwan, newly commissioned for 2016. Functional details are modeled on our popular white gaiwans, with a set-in center to the saucer and a well fitted lid to avoid slipping in the hand. A matte black finish on the base of the plate...

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