Where to find gaiwan in New York City


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Where to find gaiwan in New York City

Postby wokeupfuzzy » Mar 13th, '12, 20:58

I'm new here and looking to purchase a gaiwan to replace one that recently bit the dust (always sad when this happens!). I thought you all seemed like a knowledgeable bunch.

I will be in New York soon visiting friends and was hoping I might be able to find a suitable one there rather than ordering online. My old one was plain white but this time I'm looking for something with a design/painted.

Does anyone have any suggestions for where to look? Any places with a decent selection? Basically anywhere accessible by subway (Brooklyn/Queens/etc are fine, too).
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby wyardley » Mar 13th, '12, 21:05

I would try http://www.fangtea.com/ in Flushing - they have some decent quality porcelain. I've heard it's a bit of a trek, though it is technically accessible by public transportation.

You could also try Ten Ren in Chinatown.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby wokeupfuzzy » Mar 13th, '12, 21:11

Thanks, I will check it out. I was thinking Flushing would be a good idea; there are probably many places to look there but I've never been and really have no idea where to start.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby wyardley » Mar 13th, '12, 21:15

wokeupfuzzy wrote:Thanks, I will check it out. I was thinking Flushing would be a good idea; there are probably many places to look there but I've never been and really have no idea where to start.

Yeah - I'm sure the NY folks on here may be able to suggest some other places. The other one I knew of is, I believe, out of business now.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby brandon » Mar 13th, '12, 22:16

Emerald Garden a bit down mulberry off of canal ( away from the little Italy side) has cheap gaiwans. Ten ren might be nicer but more money.

Fang has a gaiwan for any price range, including Richard Branson.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby wokeupfuzzy » Mar 13th, '12, 23:17

brandon wrote:Emerald Garden a bit down mulberry off of canal ( away from the little Italy side) has cheap gaiwans. Ten ren might be nicer but more money.

Fang has a gaiwan for any price range, including Richard Branson.


Great, thanks! I'm familiar with that area in Chinatown so I will probably poke around there a bit. I tried looking up Emerald Garden but there didn't seem to be a web result or yelp page of any sort - is it also called something else? I guess I can always just wander down that block to look for it, it's near Ten Ren anyway.

So Fang has a good selection? From experience, I've found tea shops to have less selection (or no selection) but generally better quality. I'm not picky about the price, but if I end up going out to Flushing, I hope there are few options.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby BrooklynBrew » Mar 15th, '12, 12:08

brandon wrote:Emerald Garden a bit down mulberry off of canal ( away from the little Italy side) has cheap gaiwans. Ten ren might be nicer but more money.

Fang has a gaiwan for any price range, including Richard Branson.


I too Googled Emerald Garden, but to no avail. Would love to check it out since TenRen's Gaiwan selection is limited. I have a 2oz one that works for me, but would love to upgrade to a 4oz one for when I have company.

EDIT: I just poked around Google and found a place called Jade Garden on Mulberry so perhaps this is it? There's a Google Maps view of the inside of the store and there are some Gaiwan and tons of Yixing pots.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby brandon » Mar 15th, '12, 14:44

"jade" garden is not exactly the best place to buy a gaiwan, it just might be the easiest to find for visitors.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby BrooklynBrew » Mar 15th, '12, 17:30

brandon wrote:"jade" garden is not exactly the best place to buy a gaiwan, it just might be the easiest to find for visitors.


Any other place in Chinatown you recommend?
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby brandon » Mar 15th, '12, 20:50

Also pop into 26 Mott St.
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby Rich Perry » Mar 15th, '12, 22:42

In Pursuit of Tea
33 Crosby St, between Broome and Grand

They have teaware at the shop that they don't have on their website
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby BioHorn » Mar 15th, '12, 22:48

brandon wrote:Also pop into 26 Mott St.
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I hope so. :wink:

(Oh. I thought you were talking about Ten Ren.)
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby TIM » Mar 15th, '12, 23:32

Rich Perry wrote:In Pursuit of Tea
33 Crosby St, between Broome and Grand

They have teaware at the shop that they don't have on their website


Richard!!! Long Time :)
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Re: where to find gaiwan in new york city

Postby Tead Off » Mar 16th, '12, 00:21

TIM wrote:
Rich Perry wrote:In Pursuit of Tea
33 Crosby St, between Broome and Grand

They have teaware at the shop that they don't have on their website


Richard!!! Long Time :)

Very Long!!
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Re: Where to find gaiwan in New York City

Postby BrooklynBrew » Mar 16th, '12, 09:39

thanks guys! :)
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