Origin: Jing De Zhen, China
Craftsman technic: wood fired
This special, handmade Gaiwan is from master Sheng. The pattern of the glazing creates the illusion of a grove with hidden peonies. To achieve this, the artist has to apply the glaze to the body while maintaining temperature to carefully prevent it from cracking during firing. This is a wood fired teaware, which is the oldest method of firing clay. The works of Master Sheng, combine modern aesthetics and simplicity to create this elegant Gaiwan.
This classic Gaiwan benefits not only from the heat retention and luminous beauty of the clay but also the comfortable grip between the lid and the bowl due to the matte surface. Its function is noticeably superior to most glazed Gaiwans, producing a smooth, clean pour. While this Gaiwan is suitable for any tea and does not need to be dedicated, it has become our clay of choice for many low-oxidation Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong tea, and Taiwanese oolongs. The soft texture and excellent insulation of the clay make this Gaiwan a joy to hold and to use.
Gaiwan dimension: height 3.3 inch, diameter 4.1 inch, volume 200ml
Tea tray dimension: diameter 8.3in
Care instruction: Do not wash in dishwasher, gently scrub with detergent