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"Easy Gaiwan" Tea Brewer

"Easy Gaiwan" Tea Brewer

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
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"Gai wan" is the Mandarin Chinese name for this type of tea brewer that features a lid (gai) and bowl (wan). This brewer adds an infuser basket into the gai wan to provide full immersion brewing while holding the tea leaves back when you're serving each infusion.

We recommend using Easy Gaiwan for any tea, but particularly teas that feature multiple brew recipes, or "stacked" brews on the back label.

3-Point Pour

Thumb and fourth finger on each ear of the bowl, using index or middle finger to hold down the lid on the dimple. 


  • Chinese porcelain lid and bowl, with stainless steel basket nested inside
  • "Ears" on both sides of the bowl for easy handling when hot
  • Dimple on the lid handle for one finger to press/hold the lid down when pouring

Use + Care

  • When brewing with hot water, be careful when first picking up the gaiwan as it will be hot! We recommend also using a tea towel for safe handling and pouring
  • Handwash only with water and soap, then leave to air dry.
  • NOT FOR USE in microwaves nor dishwashers.

Water matters!

Quality water is just as important as quality tea when it comes to your brew. Here's what we recommend:

  • Filtered Water - standard home filtration systems, Brita, Hydros, you name it. Filter that isht!
  • Spring Water - have access to bottled spring water, or have an actual clear spring by where you live? Try brewing with spring water and unlock unique sweetness in your cup!
  • Reverse Osmosis - RO filtration systems are standard for tea and coffee shops, and provide the most consistently great water for brewing any of your favorite drinks. For your home, counter-top as well as below-the-counter systems are great to help step up your water game!
  • Customized Recipes - are you a budding scientist? Check out custom water recipe kits like Lotus and Third Wave Water

Local Pickup

If you’re local to the State College area, we’ve partnered with Chew Chew Bun as our official pickup location! Chew Chew Bun is a locally owned Taiwanese bakery + coffee shop in the heart of the downtown area (115 E. Beaver Ave.)

Tea is that much better with delicious pastries, so be sure to pick up some noms with your order!

The pickup tray is on top of the pastry case on the left side of the counter. Look for your name and order number!

Chew Chew Bun Pickup Spot | Downtown State College
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