Serene Tea describes this handmade gaiwan as their favorite gaiwan. Trying my own hand at it could very well make it my favorite gaiwan too. The tea bowl and lid are masterfully executed. The walls aren't too thick or too thin, and it handles just right in the hand, as fully functional as it should be. But by far, my favorite part is the finish, which uses actual silver in its process to project a striking look that is both sleek and sensually organic.