Please help me identify this thing for brewing tea
I was given this today. It’s obviously for brewing tea, but I’m not sure exactly what it is and I don’t want to mess it up. Are there any special ways to use it, or should I only use certain teas? Is it basically a teapot? Thanks!
It seems to be a tea mug with extra cups. I have used similar mugs like tea pots with no problems. I would just put the tea in the steeper, place it in the mug, then pour the water over to fill.
Great! That’s what I assumed, but I haven’t had one like this so I wanted to make sure before I did anything crazy. Thanks
Looks like a gaiwan with a handle and some extra cups. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaiwan
Aren’t gaiwans supposed to be small though? It looks about twice the size of all the ones I’ve seen.
Very large gaiwan for two. Certainly is nice looking.