Thoughts on the Gaiwan

When I sit down for tea and imbibe in all that the leaf has to offer, I grab my gaiwan. By brewing and drinking from the same cup, the essence (cha qi) of the tea is never lost. Unlike a teabag or strainer, no foreign object stands between me and the tea. With a teapot, there is always a transfer to pitcher or teacup. In which case, energy is always lost or transferred (simple physics). There is a reason the gaiwan continues to remain relevant over time. Give it a try and you'll see.

-Michael
A Brother in Tea

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