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"White Crane" Gaiwan


This graceful turquoise Gaiwan is adorned with delicate depictions of a white crane — a symbol of longevity and peace in Chinese culture. Fun fact: Back in imperial times, those majestic birds were even embroidered on officials' robes to showcase their rank. 

Let's dive into the magic of using a small infuser like the Gaiwan. Something special happens when you brew tea using this vessel Gong Fu Cha style. You create concentrated quantities of tea that capture the essence of the tea leaves. It's like unlocking a treasure trove of flavors and aromas! And the best part? You can extract every bit of goodness from those tea leaves by adding hot water to them repeatedly. With top-notch teas, you can even infuse the same leaves ten times or more! Talk about getting the most out of your tea.

With each infusion, something really cool happens – the tea undergoes a transformation. The taste, color, and aroma – all evolve and shift, creating a truly dynamic tea experience. It's like embarking on a journey of discovery with every sip. You can savor each infusion mindfully, appreciating the subtle nuances that arise. It's a sensory adventure that deepens your connection with the tea and heightens your tea appreciation skills.

Using a Gaiwan enhances your tea experience and maximizes the amount of brewed tea you get from each serving of leaves. It's a win-win! You can savor more delicious cups without wasting a precious drop. It's a great way to make the most of your tea stash and enjoy every ounce of flavor it has to offer.

So, my friend, prepare to be captivated the next time you grab your Gaiwan. With each infusion, you'll unlock a new layer of taste and inhale intoxicating aromas. It's an invitation to immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Gong Fu Cha, where the Gaiwan is your trusty guide. Let it take you on a journey of discovery and appreciation for the art of tea.

• Capacity: 140ml
• Material: Ceramic, Glazed  

NOTE: Each piece's glaze is unique. The actual colors and patterns may significantly differ from the ones in the photos.  

NOTE: Teaware easily absorbs taste and aromas and should never be washed using detergents.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Beautiful Gaiwan

I love the design and have had no problems with it. Good size for just myself or a small group.

Smooth operation

One day recently I saw a new email from Path of Cha. A nice coupon to use on my next order! I had been preparing an order so it was right on time. :) Found a slight issue with the code at checkout, easily handled by Misha personally. I am happy with the genuine level of care by all the good people involved to bring these teas and supplies to my home. With gratitude, thanks again. All good things to you... peace

Elegant, Meditative Gaiwan

I originally bought just the white crane tea cup, but the first time I used it, knew I had to have the matching gaiwan as well. Together they add another dimension to my tea drinking. Just seeing them sitting next to each other on my tea table makes me want to sit and brew tea. This gaiwan is taller and narrower than others I've had before and at first I was concerned that the tiny flat top of the lid would make it awkward to hold or pour, but it actually works very well: the weight of the stoneware and the flared rim of the gaiwan don't transmit heat to my finger tips. Its shape and weight are very comfortable to hold and pour. I would have preferred that the interior were white or cream colored like the cup, as I prefer to observe the color of the leaves and tea before pouring into a cha hai. Instead it's a (gorgeous) mottled blue-green. Perhaps I'll begin to pay more attention instead to the timing of each infusion. I also wonder why the crane of the gaiwan is smaller than the crane on the small cup. Ah well, more to ponder while I sip cup after cup. Soon I'll probably begin searching for a crane tea pet.

Julia K
Love from the first sight

I bought this gaiwan with a matching cup and right away it became my favorite teaset. The material is thick enough to brew even with boiling water without burning fingers. But most importantly – it's beautiful 😊
Also, I have to mention Misha's attentiveness and the overall customer service. You guys are great! I'm very happy I found you:) Thank you 🙏🏻