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Seasonal Tea — teaware

400ml Glass Teapot

Doug Palas brew guide teaware

400ml Glass Teapot

Our 400 ml Glass Teapot is our most versatile teapot.  It can be used for just about any style of tea. Similar to a coffee French press, the large cylinder allows the leaves room to expand while simultaneously allowing them to get a good amount of surface to water contact for proper extraction. Made from glass and stainless steel, it is easy to clean.  Instructions Begin by boiling water.  Fill the teapot with boiling water to warm it up. Use the chart below to measure out the appropriate amount of tea by type. For green and white tea pour some...

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The Gaiwan

Doug Palas brew guide gaiwan porcelain teaware

The Gaiwan

One of the most elegant ways to steep tea is also one of the simplest. The gaiwan (lidded bowl) consists of three separate pieces, a bowl, a lid, and a saucer. It is the perfect tool for any Chinese or Taiwanese tea. The bowl holds the tea leaves. The lid retains heat, and acts a strainer. The saucer makes it easy to handle the hot bowl and lid.  Gaiwan are typically pretty small, but the intention is to steep the tea multiple times. This is done by steeping the tea and pouring it off, and then adding fresh water to...

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