This small cup comes with a lid and saucer and is used especially for infusing large leaf teas.
Gaiwan From Mr. Shao SO-40Mr. Shao Collection
Mr. Shao learned traditional pottery techniques with some of the greatest masters and he is part of a new generation of promising young potters.
Shao Guo Jun was born and educated in the city of Ding Shan. The ceramics which he makes are in the classic style.
This small cup comes with a lid and saucer and is used especially for infusing large leaf teas. The leaves are infused directly and the lid holds them back when the tea is ready to pour. This allows the leaves to be saved for multiple infusions, thus concentrating the flavours and aromas for each cup.
Diameter: 8.5 cm
Height: 8.5 cm
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