Small Glass Pitcher
A small glass pitcher made of heat-resistant glass, with simple classic curves and a precise pour. The perfect companion for any gaiwan or tea pot.
18 in stock
This small glass pitcher is the perfect, understated companion to any tea pot or gaiwan. The heat-resistant glass lets the color of the tea itself take center stage. Use this pitcher to pour out separate infusions of tea gong fu style, or go the simple route and brew your leaves right in the pitcher itself. Its smooth curves and precise pour are both classic and practical.
Using glass teaware allows you to enjoy the visual beauty of your tea as the leaves infuse. The clarity of the glass also makes it very easy to see the intensity of the color of the brew, which helps you control the infusion time to achieve the desired flavor. Glassware cools down boiling water more quickly than porcelain and yixing ware, making it a great choice for beautiful high end green, yellow, white, and scented teas. We suggest you reuse your leaves multiple times, leaving just enough tea in your pot to cover the leaves before making your next infusion.
History of Chinese Glass
Humans all over the world having been using glass for centuries for various purposes, and China is no exception. Glass art has been found in tombs dating back to the Zhou Dynasty. The old pronunciation for glass was “Liu Li,” but after the Song Dynasty it was renamed to “Bo Li.” Liu Li was not clear, just very shiny since the temperature was not hot enough to achieve transparency. It was mostly used to make tiles for roofs, especially in palaces. If you visit Peking Palace, the ceiling is made with opaque, colorful glass tiles called “Liu Li Wa.”
These days, mainly clear glass is used for making teapots. Different types of glass will always look similar, but they are separated by their quality, clearness, thickness, heaviness, and the temperatures they can withstand without cracking. At Seven Cups, we only collect good quality glass that can withstand boiling water so you can brew your tea.