Which Teas Work Best with a Gaiwan?

Which Teas Work Best with a Gaiwan?


A Gaiwan is a versatile tea brewing vessel, suitable for brewing various types of tea. Here are some teas that are particularly well-suited for a Gaiwan.



Green Tea


Green tea requires high temperatures and short steeping times. The Gaiwan's design allows for quick heat dissipation, preventing over-steeping and maintaining the tea's fresh, delicate flavor.


White Tea


White tea's aroma and flavor need careful handling. The Gaiwan helps the tea leaves expand evenly, fully releasing their fragrance and producing a clear and smooth tea liquor.


Oolong Tea


Oolong tea requires multiple infusions. The Gaiwan's wide-mouth design allows the leaves to expand fully, releasing unique aromas and flavors with each infusion. Additionally, the Gaiwan is easy to handle, making multiple brews convenient.


Pu-erh  Tea


Pu-erh tea needs good breathability and moderate temperature control during brewing. The Gaiwan's design effectively adjusts the concentration and flavor of the tea liquor, making it suitable for Pu-erh tea.


Flower Tea


The transparency of a glass Gaiwan allows you to appreciate the beauty of tea leaves and flowers unfolding during brewing, while preserving the fragrance and taste of the floral tea.


In summary, a Gaiwan is an adaptable tea brewing vessel that can bring out the unique flavors of various teas. Whether it's green tea, white tea, oolong tea, Pu-erh tea, or flower tea, a Gaiwan provides a delightful tea-drinking experience.

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