Small Suet Jade Porcelain Gaiwan

115 mL

A small gaiwan of soft white porcelain. Perfect for gongfu brewing.


12 in stock

A very small gaiwan with a fluted lip. The soft white suet jade porcelain easily shows the true color of your tea.

This teacup matches our Small Suet Jade Porcelain Teacups, and together they make a set with everything you need for a gongfu tea session. In traditional Chaozhou-style gongfu service, tea is served from the gaiwan into three small tasting cups.

Suet Jade Porcelain

The porcelain of this gaiwan is known as “suet jade porcelain” or “mutton fat porcelain,” which is produced by the Dehua kilns of Fujian Province. This distinctive style of richly smooth and pure warm white porcelain dates back to the Ming Dynasty. Suet jade porcelain is distinct  from both the northern white porcelain kilns in the Tang and Song Dynasties, and also from Jingdezhen Qingbai porcelain.

Suet jade porcelain has a richness to its color that conveys warmth with its light cream tint. It uses a special glaze recipe that is fired at a very high temperature in the kiln. The result is an unusual shade of white that is soft instead of stark and a finish that is incredibly smooth and buttery-soft to the touch.

  • Origin: Dehua Kiln (德化窯), Fujian Province
  • Material: Glazed porcelain
  • Capacity: 100mL