For those new to steeping and seasoned pros alike, this easy gaiwan offers something for everyone. Clear glass allows you to witness the leaves unfurl and monitor the intensity of each steep. The lid fits perfectly into the petal grooves and has holes to strain the tea without needing to tilt it. It holds 175ml, roughly 6oz. of tea.
If you have never used a gaiwan before, it is an excellent method for making a multitude of different teas, mostly Chinese and Taiwanese greens, reds, blacks, oolongs, and some younger or sheng puerhs.
This is one of the most versatile pots to have in your collection. Made of borosilicate glass, this 650ml pot can go right on the stove to boil water or be used to infuse teas. It's great when you need to simmer herbs for a long period or just heat up water to steep in your other pots. The simple and elegant style makes it visually appealing to have at the tea table, compared to a bulky kettle.
It features a steam hole at the top as well as a spring strainer hooked onto the spout to strain out any leaves. When boiled, let the pot rest for a minute before handling, or use a hanky to protect your hand.
Made from mutton fat jade, this tea set is not only beautiful, but tough too. Everything you see here gets nestled into a bag and tucked into a molded travel case. The porcelain has a translucent quality to it with mountains painted on the sides. The dark glass pitcher has thick walls for durability and adds a little drama to the set. You can either play it neutral and choose a forest green case or embrace your inner diva with the patterned case.
I have brought this around the world with me and it is still in perfect shape. I even let my 5-year-old make tea and he has not even chipped it yet. It's a great set!
Whether you're an avid traveler, or just looking for an afternoon picnic, it's always important to protect your teaware on the way. These padded bags are big enough to keep your favorite gaiwan or teacup safe on the go!