This is a hybrid type of tea ware that has become a favorite of ours for its function and versatility. As a teapot, the wide-mouth top allows for full viewing and smelling of the brewed leaves in the pot, as well as easy pouring when filling the pot with hot water. As a pitcher, simply put the lid aside and use with your favorite teapot.
Perhaps the most special aspects of this overall design are the woven handles and the formed spout. These are what distinctly set it apart from the traditional gaiwan. Gaiwans are tricky to use because the pot is often too hot to pick up without scalding your fingertips. This, along with the fact that they have no spout, so you need to tip the lid to pour - making it rather unwieldy and potentially dangerous if not adept at the skill of using one.
This hybrid style teapot is a perfect example of where tradition meets innovation to provide us with the ideal brewing experience.
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