Saratoga Tea & Honey

Ye Wan Gaiwan

$ 30.00

Ye Wan Gaiwan

Saratoga Tea & Honey

Ye Wan Gaiwan

$ 30.00

This small black tea set packs a big punch across time. Though unassuming when you first look at it the Ye Wan Gaiwan is actually part of a tradition that dates back to China during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). In this style of infusion, the tea leaves are infused in a small amount of water. This brings out the flavors and aromas of the tea. How does it work? The lid of the Gaiwan holds back the tea leaves, allowing for multiple infusions, and the saucer holds the lid while you drink. Usually the Gaiwan is used with large-leave teas like oolong or pu er.