How to brew tea with a gaiwan ?

Chinese accessory , the Gaiwan (also called zhong in the Canton area ) is an ideal companion for tea lovers . It can quickly make a tea to contemplate the leaves when finished brewing. Most gaiwans consist of a lid, a saucer and a cup of about 100 to 200ml.

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1. Insert the tea in the bowl and pour the water.

How to use gaiwan?


Its use is identical to that of a teapot . Its small size allows finely controlling the infusion of tea. Usually poured it 2-4 grams of tea (one or two teaspoons ) and water is filled to 3/4. The lid is raised the time of the infusion. Once the infusion is complete, simply pour the liquor into cups or into a pitcher .

You can learn to handle a Gaiwan by simply filling it with water and performing the steps that we present on the images.

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2. Place the cover leaving a slot, 3 fingers to hold the whole..

Which teas to brew in gaiwan ?


All teas can be brewed in Gaiwan . The most suitable are those in full leaf.

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3. Pour the contents of Gaiwan in a pitcher or cups

Why use a Gaiwan rather than a teapot ?


  • Empty the infusion of Gaiwan is faster than some teapots (important for rapid infusions) .
  • The leaves are easily visible in the cup.
  • His maintenance is very simple.
  • The gaiwans are less expensive utensils that some teapots.

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