Using Gaiwan as Brewing Vessel

To use the gaiwan as a brewing vessel, you brew the tea. Then, you grasp the bowl and lid in one hand. Slightly tilt the lid to allow the tea to pour easily. Pour the tea directly into a serving pitcher, or into cups.

This kind of pour method is a messy business. So be sure to have tea towels on hand to wipe up the mess on your table. Better yet, use a chapan to catch all the drips.

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