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Handmade Shiboridashi Set Peach Blossom



This beautiful shiboridashi set contains one tea bowl and one Japanese tea pot (shiboridashi) and is fully handcrafted by the talented Lilly Maetzig from Mae CeramicsEach piece is hand thrown with stoneware clay, with iron freckles. The clay and glazes used are completely food safe. It’s recommended that they are hand washed to ensure all care is taken whilst cleaning.

Please note that each piece is handcrafted and therefore unique, so they can vary slightly in shape and size.


How to use a shiboridashi

  1. Warm your shiboridashi tea pot and tea bowl with hot water. This ensures better temperature control during the brewing process.
  2. Add your tea leaves to the shiboridashi tea pot.
  3. Rinse your tea leaves before infusing, this helps to release the aroma of the tea. When you add hot water to your leaves to rinse, make sure to quickly empty the tea pot (this prevents the leaves from releasing too much flavour already).
  4. Infuse your tea leaves by pouring in water at the appropriate temperature for your specific tea.
  5. Empty your shiboridashi tea pot in your tea bowl by holding down the lid with your index finger while you pour the tea into the bowl.
  6. Re-infuse your tea, loose leaf tea can be re-infused multiple times. Every re-infusion might reveal some slight nuances in flavour. Enjoy experimenting!


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Porcelain Gaiwan



A gaiwan is a traditional Chinese tea vessel. It consists of three pieces: a thin-walled handle-less cup, a lid and a saucer. The difference with (large) teapots is that gaiwans allow you to brew and enjoy smaller and more importantly better tasting tea. The small tea vessel is able to bring out the finer notes in your tea to really maximise your taste experience. Gaiwans come in different types of material: glass, clay or porcelain. A porcelain gaiwan is the most versatile as it can be used to brew all kinds of tea. The cup usually has a flared lip so you can easily hold it between your thumb and middle finger without burning your fingers. A gaiwan can be used as a tea cup, but generally they are used as a tool to brew tea instead of a teapot. Capacity: 110ml How to use a gaiwan to brew tea:

  1. Warm up your gaiwan (and tea cup(s)) with hot water.
  2. Add your tea leaves to the gaiwan.
  3. Pour hot water over the leaves and close the lid.Optional step: Pour out and discard the water immediately to rinse and wake up the tea leaves (helps to release the aroma of the tea), and refill the cup with hot water.
  4. When the tea is brewed (brewing in a small tea vessel like a gaiwan requires shorter steeping time, generally about 30-45 seconds depending on the type of tea), you pour the tea from the gaiwan into a cup or pitcher. You do this by placing the lid at a slight angle to the rim so that the tea can easily flow out but not the leaves. You hold the gaiwan using your thumb and middle finger to grip the rim and your index finger to hold on to the top of the lid. Make sure to drain all the tea into your cup(s) after each infusion to avoid over-steeping your tea leaves.
  5. Refill the gaiwan with hot water to enjoy several re-infusions.