Gongfu Teaware

Everyday Porcelain Gaiwan

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
11 Reviews
$34

Recommended for tea lovers who want to better evaluate the flavors of high-quality tea

Invented during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), Gaiwans were used by tea lovers to consume tea directly from the bowl. Nowadays, tea connoisseurs use Gaiwans to decant brewed tea into a pitcher or a cup and infuse the tea multiple times while evaluating the flavors of high-quality tea.

For most tea connoisseurs, brewing with a gaiwan changed their tea experience tremendously. Become a tea connoisseur by closely examining your tea leaves and savoring the nuanced flavors of your cherished tea with our Everyday Porcelain Gaiwan.

Material  Porcelain
Dimensions  3.75" D (bowl) / 4" D (saucer) x 3.35" H
Volume  150mL (when filled to the lid) / 190mL (when filled to the brim)
Origin  Dehua, Fujian

* Porcelain gaiwans may have one or more of the following: small bubbles from glaze firing, a slight tilt of the lid when set over the bowl.

Before Use  Wash with warm salt water.

After Use  Hand wash with mild soap. Do not use harsh chemicals. To remove stains, use baking soda and warm water. Let air dry. 

Delivery Timeline

Due to COVID-19, the updated delivery timeline is as follows:

  • US  2-5 business days
  • Canada  5-10 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)
  • Worldwide  10-20 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)

We ship out the next business day morning. 

For last-minute gifts, we recommend our e-gift cards.

 

Shipping Fee

Our regular shipping fee is as follows:

  • US  $9, or free shipping over $75 purchase
  • Worldwide  quoted at checkout, or free shipping over $150 purchase

All the international orders are fulfilled as DDP (Delivered Duty Paid). Pre-paying duties upfront allows international shipments to be delivered door to door and not held at the customs. 

If you wish to receive a more accurate quote for your international shipment, add the products you would like to purchase to the cart and head to the Checkout page. Once you fill out your address, you should see both the standard and express international DDP shipping costs.

5.0
Rated 5.0 stars
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  • RZ
    Rick Z.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    4 months ago
    old school simplicity

    the perfect sized gaiwan. i need only to weigh the leaves and set the temperatures on my water pot and set the timer …i always have the same volume of water volume to leaves…. resulting in consistent brews regardless of tea types..yes, it’s small and yes it takes some effort,..yes, it takes some time. but the results are well worth the effort. only a tea lover would understand.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Rick, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Our Gaiwan Tea Set is perfectly sized for the convenience of both first-timers and the experienced. Its small size allows you to understand and observe the change in flavor over multiple infusions without over-steeping the tea. Looking forward to hearing more about your tea experience with Mansa Tea!
  • PO
    Peter O.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Appreciate straight informative text about the products

    For a casual tea fan, like myself, I appreciate straight informative text about the products you offer. Words such as “everyday gaiwan” are helpful to me for understanding how these things actually work. Not just beautiful objects, but functioning teaware for real people to drink tea. The appreciation of the more refined aspects follows soon after one acquires a little confidence they are on the right path.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Pete, Thank you for spending time to send us your wonderful review. As much as possible, we use informative words that could help people gain more understanding especially now that there are a lot of misconceptions about tea / teaware and how they work. Thank you for appreciating what we do. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.
  • V
    Victoria
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    Love it

    The tea set came in a good condition. It’s a perfect vessel for everyday use. I’m enjoying the process of brewing my tea using the gaiwan.

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    Mansa Tea
    Hi Victoria, Thanks for your fantastic review. We're glad to hear that you like the tea set and find the Gaiwan useful. We'd love to know how your brewing process turned out :)
  • A
    Alida
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    My go to teapot

    From my experience at Mansa’s Gaiwan workshop, I could tell that the gaiwan I was previously using was not the right one for me, it was too small and very thin. So I decided to purchase this one and it was the perfect size for my hands. I really like the thickness of the porcelain. It feels like it keeps the gaiwan from getting too hot to handle. This is my go to teapot for Chinese green tea, fine black tea and oolongs.

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    Hi Alida, Thanks for your fantastic feedback! We are glad that you learned something new from our Gaiwan Workshop. It makes our day to hear that now our Gaiwan is your go-to teapot for Chinese green tea, fine black tea, and oolongs! We hope to see you at more of our events in the future!
  • GJ
    Gaye J.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    150 ml Gaiwan

    I’m brand new to understanding tea so Im trying new tea ware and new teas. I was having trouble with larger Gaiwans and was making messes and burning my hand often. The new 150ml is perfect for my hand and it’s a pleasure to use. I keep it on my counter and when pass by practice my Gaiwan technique. It’s a winner!

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    Mansa Tea
    7 months ago
    Hi Gaye, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We really appreciate it! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed your new 150 ml Gaiwan teaware and that it is working well for you. We take pride in providing quality products, so we get excited when we get positive feedback like yours. Let us know how your Gaiwan technique practices go!
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