Gaiwan #1


A hand made gaiwan, perfect for brewing your favourite whole leaf teas. The term gaiwan ( Chinese: 蓋碗 ) is the romanization of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation for the term that means “lidded bowl”. Approx 100ml capacity.

In tea, a gaiwan is used popularly as a vessel for drinking from, or as one where the tea is infused in. Sometimes both purposes at the same time.Popular sizes of this vessel range from 70ml to 160ml. They are very often used in gongfu infusion approaches and in teashops for quick tasting.

Local manufacture means a lot to us. This teapot was made by our in-house potter, Will Farquhar during his residency at our Heaton teashop. Using traditional pottery techniques and a bespoke glaze for Estate Tea Co, these teapots are truly one of a kind. Because of the handmade nature of these teapots, each one will vary slightly in size, shape and glaze. 

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In the unfortunate event you are wanting to return your goods, you should contact us first for confirmation, then mail your goods to: Estate Tea Co, 84 Heaton Road, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, NE6 5HL.

Returns are only valid for 30 days from the purchase date. We are unable to accept returns after this time period. You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your goods. You should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We do not guarantee that we will receive your returned item and cannot be held liable if we do not. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. However, if you are receiving a refund for a defective item, your return postage will also be refunded up to the amount of £10 maximum.

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