Rice Grain Artisan Gaiwan

$ 64.95 

  • Rice Grain Artisan Gaiwan
  • Rice Grain Artisan Gaiwan
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This fine porcelain Rice Grain Gaiwan is all you need to make the perfect cup of tea. Gaiwan, which means lidded bowl, is used in many parts of China to make tea. The saucer, tea bowl, and lid all have the characteristic translucency of the rice grain pattern! 

Includes one sample of an artisan Chinese tea that can be steeped multiple times.  If you have any questions about using a gaiwan, call any of our expert staff at 1-888-VIP-TEAS (847-8327)  for assistance.
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  • Fun Facts
      • This beautiful white Jingdezhen "Rice Grain" gaiwan is a work of porcelain art. 
      • For many years it was mistakenly thought that "Rice Grain" porcelain was made by inserting rice grains into the clay before glazing and firing. Instead, the rice shapes are made by artisans carefully cutting out pieces from the porcelain and when glazed, the glaze creates the characteristic translucency. 
    • The Gaiwan or a small teapot are part of the gongfu tea ceremony or kung fu tea ceremony (Chinese: 工夫茶 or 功夫茶), which is a method of making Chinese tea involving the ritualized preparation and presentation of tea.  The term literally means "making tea with skill."

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