Small Red Yixing Gaiwan

130 mL

A small gaiwan made from unglazed red Yixing clay.


3 in stock

All the benefits of Yixing clay with the convenience and versatility of a gaiwan. A gaiwan pours faster than a teapot, making it even easier to control steep time for gongfu brewing. In Yixing City, it’s popular to make green tea in Yixing ware to reduce its astringency, as Yixing clay is said to “sweeten” the water.

Also comes in a dark color as our Small Black Yixing Gaiwan.

  • Origin: Yixing County, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Clay: Unglazed red Yixing clay
  • Capacity: 130mL

About Yixing Clay

Yixing clay from Yixing County is prized for its high levels of iron, which holds heat and is said to improve flavor.

Unglazed Yixing clay absorbs aromas and flavors easily, and the tea you make in it seasons it over time. To keep within a similar flavor profile, most people dedicate a specific teapot or gaiwan for brewing just one type of tea, like rock wulong or sheng puer.

To clean, just rinse your gaiwan off with boiling water. Avoid washing with soap.

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