Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

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Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 28th, '12, 12:56

Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?
I've looked on some sites and have seen some nice gaiwans. I'd like to add some to my collection but I don't want to break the bank. I want something nice looking and well made though. I was wondering if it is safe to order overseas because of possible lead in enamel? Thanks in advance!

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby tinols » Oct 28th, '12, 14:57

http://www.jas-etea.com/

They have a cheap 100ml gaiwan for $8 plus shipping.
there's a bunch on ebay as well, but the wait is pretty long if it's from china or something. If you're buying from ebay, just make sure the seller has good reputation.

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby JakubT » Oct 29th, '12, 06:20

I think that Chawangshop has some of the best commonly available: http://www.chawangshop.com/index.php/te ... aiwan.html

The Jingdezhen porcelain is not as thick and clumsy as most other materials from which gaiwans are made.

I do not know about the matter of aesthetics (I do enjoy it, but you might not), but for brewing tea, they are great.

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby JRS22 » Oct 29th, '12, 07:55

Teaktrekker has well made porcelain gaiwans in 3 sizes. I have the 2 smaller sizes. They may not be the least expensive, but if you're in the US you'll receive them quickly and I think they're worth the money.

https://www.teatrekker.com/teawares/whi ... na-gaiwans

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby Jo-NYC » Oct 30th, '12, 06:47

Red Blossom Tea company in San Francisco has some gaiwans. I've ordered several things from them and never been disappointed in the quality.
http://www.redblossomtea.com/teaware/gaiwan.html

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby dzrogers » Oct 30th, '12, 10:08

Jo-NYC wrote:Red Blossom Tea company in San Francisco has some gaiwans. I've ordered several things from them and never been disappointed in the quality.
http://www.redblossomtea.com/teaware/gaiwan.html

I have their 4oz. Peony Gaiwan. It was very affordable, and it is very serviceable. From green teas to Oolongs, this gaiwan performs well. I haven't tried a black tea or puerh yet.

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby Neist » Oct 30th, '12, 10:42

I'm not the original poster, but I've been in the market for a gaiwan.

I appreciate the replies. :)

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby brose » Oct 30th, '12, 12:39

Theres always the Yunnan Sourcing US site.

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby Cole » Oct 30th, '12, 18:58

How did I not know Yunnan Sourcing had a US site with cheaper/faster shipping?

You really do learn something new every day. Thanks, Brose! Time to get some samples...

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby nrstooge » Oct 30th, '12, 22:03

Linky to the US site for Yunan Sourcing?

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby Neist » Oct 30th, '12, 22:06

nrstooge wrote:Linky to the US site for Yunan Sourcing?


http://www.yunnansourcing.us/

Not very original, I know. :)

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Re: Where to get quality yet affordable Gaiwans?

Postby teanovice78 » Oct 30th, '12, 22:38

I just bought a tea cake from them and they are quite reasonable and have fast shipping. I need to check their site again. I have amassed a huge list of online tea/tea regalia stores..:)

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