Gaiwan (100ml, Chicken)

£65.00

Rong Yao Fang

The imperial kiln from Qianlong period, Qing Dynasty. Their products were often stamped with the emperor’s seal of “Le Shan Tang”, Qianlong’s library. The Family Peng is the family who has been taking care of the kiln for 8th generations. The traditional Jingdezhen hand thrown, hand turned and hand painted ceramics’ technique are well kept there.

A glazed porcelain gaiwan is the simplest and most versatile way to brew most large leaved Chinese and Taiwanese teas, and with a bit of practice, other smaller leaved teas as well. Unlike clay, porcelain is very reflective of the tea’s character and neither adds nor takes away – making it the best way to initially assess a tea’s quality. For us, the Peng family’s gaiwan stood out straight away for their pleasing shape and excellent porcelain quality, which avoid the plastic-ness that many low quality Jingdezhen porcelain have. The wall and lid of the gaiwan are thin, but not eggshell thin, while the colour is off-white with a slight celadon tinge. The gaiwan is finished with hand paintings of flowers, roosters and chickens around the body, base and lid.

These specially commissioned 100ml gaiwans are especially ideal for making oolongs, as well as young and aged puerhs.

All gaiwan are stamped on the bottom with our own seal in Chinese characters.

Capacity of body (to the lid): ~90-110ml

Width: 9 cm

Height: 5.4 cm

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