• Teaware and Gadgets

    5 Reasons Your Gaiwan Should Be Your Best Friend

    Gaiwans are the superheros of teaware, a perfect meeting of form and function. The Ming Dynasty gave us some really amazing inventions like paper, wood block printing and toothbrushes. I still think that this handy little device is one of their best contributions. 1. It’s a teapot and teacup all in one. Most of us don’t use them this way anymore but in China it is still quite common to drink directly from the gaiwan. I don’t think tea drinking can get any more simple than that. 2. You can use them to make any type of tea. I love my yixing teapots and various other brewing devices but the wonderful thing about…