Classic Chaozhou Kaolin Gao Lin Classic Thin Walled White Gaiwan Porcelain Gai Wan Covered Cup
A Chinese gaiwan is the most popular choice of teaware for brewing teas with delicate flavors such as green and white tea. The cup shape with lid combination allows for easier appreciation of the leaves compared to a Yixing teapot. In addition, gaiwan cups don’t absorb the flavor of teas which does happen with Yixing teaware over time. The taste and aroma of teas with light flavors can therefore be strongly affected when steeped in Yixing teapots. Connoisseurs always use a specific Yixing teapot only for one type of tea. One teapot for oolong, one for sheng puerh etc..
On the other hand, steeping teas with stronger flavor, such as oolong and puerhs, in a gaiwan cup is completely fine, because gaiwan cups don’t absorb flavors.