Gaiwan set "Bronze Dragon"
Our finely crafted wood-fired Gaiwan set is made of clay and fired in Dragon Kiln to high temperature of 1400 C. The finish is elegant, metallic and smooth and resembles bronze. The set is thin and pours well.
The set includes:
- Gaiwan: 160ml, 10 cm width x 8.8 cm height
- two cups: 55ml, 5.2 cm width x 5 cm height
Best suited to Black teas, Dark rock Wulong teas and ripe Pu Er teas.
About Dragon kiln: Dragon kiln is a traditional Chinese form of kiln. It is long and thin, and relies on having a fairly steep slope. The kiln could achieve the very high temperatures, sometimes as high as 1400 °C, necessary for high-fired wares including stoneware and porcelain. Some kiln were up to 60m long, allowing up to 25,000 pieces to be fired at a time. According to recent excavations in Shangyu district the origins of the dragon kiln may go back as far as the Shang dynasty (c. 1600 to 1046 BCE).