Gaiwan and Tasting Cups Set
Gaiwan and Cup Set | In Pursuit of Tea
 
The gaiwan is a lidded cup that is one of the preferred ways to brew and drink tea in Asia; the lid is used to sieve the leaves away from the pouring or drinking edge. This set consists of six pieces: a saucer, 3 oz cup and lid, and three small tasting cups, perfect for gongfu cha-style tea service.

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Gaiwan Brewing Guide

White Tea

Green Tea

Less-Oxidized Oolong Tea

Oxidized Oolong Tea

Black Tea

Pu-erh Tea

Leaf
Quantity

One half of a gaiwan One quarter of a gaiwan One third of a gaiwan or a Yixing teapot One half of a gaiwan or a Yixing teapot One quarter of a gaiwan One third of a gaiwan or a Yixing teapot

Water Temperature

180 degrees F 170 to 185 degrees F 180 to 210 degrees F 190 to 210 degrees F 210 degrees F, near boiling 212 degrees F, full, rolling boil

Infusion Time

30 seconds; add 5 seconds to subsequent infusions 30 seconds; add 5 seconds to subsequent infusions 30 seconds; add 5 seconds to subsequent infusions 30 seconds; add 5 seconds to subsequent infusions 30 seconds; add 5 seconds to subsequent infusions After rinsing once infuse 30 seconds; add 5 seconds to subsequent infusions

Examples

Yinzhen Silver Needle, White Peony Dragon Well, Sencha Wen Shan Pouchong, Tieguanyin

Oriental
Beauty
, Twelve Trees Oolong

Keemun, Darjeeling, Ceylon Orange Pekoe Tuocha, Beencha

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