Jun 22nd, '11, 10:06
Posts: 17
Joined: Mar 30th, '11, 23:36

Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by dagestan1980 » Jun 22nd, '11, 10:06

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

User avatar
Jun 22nd, '11, 10:30
Posts: 316
Joined: Sep 12th, '08, 01:14
Location: Philippines

Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by odarwin » Jun 22nd, '11, 10:30

any pics of it?

User avatar
Jun 22nd, '11, 10:43
Posts: 5916
Joined: Jan 10th, '10, 16:04
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact: debunix

Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by debunix » Jun 22nd, '11, 10:43

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.

User avatar
Jun 22nd, '11, 13:39
Posts: 2817
Joined: Oct 16th, '08, 21:01
Scrolling: scrolling
Location: Arlington, VA
Contact: Drax

Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by Drax » Jun 22nd, '11, 13:39

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

:wink:

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

User avatar
Jun 22nd, '11, 19:39
Posts: 865
Joined: Mar 4th, '10, 22:07
Location: somewhere over the rainbow

Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by Poohblah » Jun 22nd, '11, 19:39

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.

User avatar
Jun 22nd, '11, 23:20
Posts: 316
Joined: Sep 12th, '08, 01:14
Location: Philippines

Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by odarwin » Jun 22nd, '11, 23:20

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

User avatar
Jun 23rd, '11, 10:48
Posts: 2086
Joined: Mar 15th, '06, 17:43
Contact: MarshalN

Re: Just received my glass gaiwan from DTH

by MarshalN » Jun 23rd, '11, 10:48

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.

+ Post Reply