Those gaiwans are from our milky way teaware series. Made of white ceramic (kaolin). Each gaiwan is coloured by the ash of wood after a complicated process of wood firing in the kiln, featuring a complex surface made up of shades of grey, green and brown, textured by the white drips. The interplay of glossy and matte effects over the surface makes each gaiwan an appearance of the milky way, giving visual and textural contrast, stylish and unique.
Please note that due to the nature of wood fired and handmade pieces, each piece is one of a kind and the appearance differs from each other slightly. There are two gaiwans of the same size in stock. Please refer to the photos and select the right on for you.
Each gaiwan holds approximately 100ml of liquid featuring a thin body. Pinched out slightly, the rim is extremely easy to pour out the tea and thin enough to prevent the fingers from the heat as well. As the inside is not glazed, we recommend dedicating it to a kind of tea to help improve the taste of the same tea with long-term use, as most zisha teapots are treated.
Check here for more details of the matching faircups.