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Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by dagestan1980 » Jun 22nd 11 2:06 pm

I just received a 200cc glass gaiwan from DTH, its definately not worth buying, walls are paper thin extremely hard to decant when hot and when decanting it spills all over. I don't know if its a design flaw or what but my suggestion is to stay away from it

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Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by odarwin » Jun 22nd 11 2:30 pm

any pics of it?

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Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by debunix » Jun 22nd 11 2:43 pm

Perhaps it's this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hengfu-Gongfu-Tea-C ... 35ab5beef5

It does look like the brim of the cup is not very wide, keeping fingers close to the hot contents.

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Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by Drax » Jun 22nd 11 5:39 pm

Hrm, odd... it's rated 5 out of 5!!

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Seriously, though, good to know. This information might be useful in the tearatings section, or wherever that is...

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Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by Poohblah » Jun 22nd 11 11:39 pm

dagestan1980 wrote:I just received a 200cc glass gaiwan from DTH, its definately not worth buying, walls are paper thin extremely hard to decant when hot and when decanting it spills all over. I don't know if its a design flaw or what but my suggestion is to stay away from it
have you tried filling it with less water? The farther away the water level is from the rim, the easier it is to use a gaiwan. Though to be honest, that doesn't look like a great gaiwan to begin with. The brim's not very flared, as mentioned earlier, plus that topknot doesn't look too easy to hold on to.

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Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by odarwin » Jun 23rd 11 3:20 am

hmm...

if you are still intending to buy gaiwans from dth, here is my recommendation... these might be a bit big, but i got these way back and are still in use today... color is ivory white which is very elegant looking. both have thin walls too which is also a plus for me. gaiwan and pitcher does get hot as with any other gaiwans im sure... but you can have the other pitcher that has a handle... i dont like handles cause it just doesnt look nice to me... seems out of proportion to the elegant curves of the pitcher.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hengfu-Qing-Dynasty ... 3a510b0ed2

http://cgi.ebay.com/White-Porcelain-Cha ... 335807aefb

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Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by MarshalN » Jun 23rd 11 2:48 pm

Thin walls is exactly what you do want with a gaiwan - it makes it easier to use. It sounds like you are filling the gaiwan too full -- try making sure it doesn't fill near the brim, and you should be fine - it should also help with the pouring.