On the June 18th Daily Poll there were some questions about the phoenix Gaiwan from Jing Tea Shop. The thread is now locked so I'll post what I know about it here.
The pic posted by Bi Lew Chun is of the 90cc phoenix gaiwan that has the very tapered look i.e. wide top, narrow bottom. Technically, it doesn't match the cups but in reality they're close enough to call a match.
The second and very similar phoenix gaiwan that is out of stock and no longer shown on the Jing Tea Shop site was 100cc, has a much wider bottom, and does perfectly match the two small phoenix cups. It was a Qing Dynasty style gaiwan and the description referred to it as an "ancient phoenix design."
I preferred the wide bottom of the one that was no longer available, figuring the leaves of ball or pellet shaped Taiwanese High Mountain oolongs would benefit from this should I choose to brew them in a gaiwan. It was also specifically stated as being of extremely thin, light porcelain which would be suitable for green and white teas. The description of the narrow bottomed version was incomplete, but it appeared that it was also a very high quality, thin, light gaiwan.
Although both were a bit too flowery for my taste, tea quality comes first. I needed a brewing vessel that would properly handle greens and whites, so I ordered the one shown by Bi Lew Chun because the other was supposed to be out of stock. I actually received the out of stock one. The only complaint I have is that the Qing style gaiwan drips and spills pretty bad. Other than that, I have never used a brewing vessel that produced such great tasting Chinese or Taiwanese green tea. The one that is now posted on the Jing Tea Shop website is claimed by customers who reviewed it to have perfect lid fit, which would take care of my only complaint.
I've used this for a week now and I highly recommend this gaiwan and matching cups to anyone looking to brew green or white tea. It is so thin that you can see the outside design from the inside of the cup or gaiwan. I am now tasting the tea, not the brewing vessel. I assume, but am not absolutely sure, that the one currently listed will be as good or even better than the Qing version I have.
If other teas are brewed in this, like a Wu Yi or Dan Cong, the result may be a lightening of the flavor and color due to the light weight and thin porcelain, which will allow the heat to escape too quickly for these teas. I haven't actually tried to brew other teas in this; I use my Yixings and Taiwanese pots for those.
Currently listed phoenix gaiwan:
Matching (almost) cups:
Note: When I edited to add the links, I noticed the currently listed gaiwan is called Qing Hua. So was the one I ordered, which is slightly different. As good as the quality and service from Jing Tea Shop have been, the website listings are quite sloppy. Now I'm not really sure which one will be shipped if an order is placed.