Jingdezhen Gaiwan Set
- From: Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China
- Features: Not dishwasher safe (Hand washing suggested)
- Materials: Kaolinite Clay
- Size: Cups 5 cm Wide x 4.5cm high. Gaiwan: 10cm wide x 8.5 cm high
Jingdezhen Gaiwan Set included all tea ware needed to brew Gong Fu Style:
- White porcelain Gaiwan (90ml)
- Kinto Glass pitcher (120ml)
- 2x white porcelain cups (40ml each)
Gaiwan, Chinese lidded bowl without a handle used for the infusion of tea leaves and the consumption of tea. It was invented during the Ming dynasty. It consists of a bowl, a lid, and a saucer.
Jingdezhen is known as the "Porcelain Capital" because it has been producing Chinese ceramics for at least 1,000 years, and for much of that period, Jingdezhen porcelain was the most important and finest quality in China. The city has a well-documented history that stretches back over 2,000 years.
Kaolin, also called china clay, is a soft white clay that is an essential ingredient in the manufacture of china and porcelain and is widely used in the making of paper, rubber, paint, and many other products. Kaolin is named after the hill in China (Kao-ling) from which it was mined for centuries. Quality Kaolinite gives the finished product a paperwhite colour.