This is my second Little Red Cup gaiwan (needed one at home and one at the office)---upper edge of the gaiwan is generously tapered and the unglazed exterior means your fingers won't slip as you pour. This time I opted to get cups as well. My only complaint: the gaiwan and cups are both smaller than described in the "Product Details". Filled to the brim, the gaiwan holds 120 ml of water, and the cups hold only 20 ml (!). The lid of the gaiwan also rests inside, rather than sitting on the top, so if you pour more than about 90ml of water into it, the water comes up past the lid. The gaiwan size is perfect for me, but I am slightly disappointed the cups are so much smaller than described. I had hoped the two cups together would hold 1 steep of tea from the gaiwan, but they hold more like half.
Gaiwan Gift Set
It is a beautiful little teacup with a nice texture to it. It is a it bit smaller than I find useful, so it will probably be a china cupboard decoration. If you don't brew and drink from the gaiwan, the size is likely to be just fine.
I Will share your authentic healing tea with everyone I know who enjoys teas.
Well-packed, quick shipping, and the gaiwan and cups were as expected. They’re small, of course, but they’re supposed to be.
I recently purchased this Gaiwan set for my birthday and I'm loving it. The quality is great. I've used it with the tea sampler I got as well as some Sake (just for the cups). Overall they are great. I advise you make sure you understand what you're buying when it comes to the size. A Gaiwan is traditionally pretty small. I knew this when purchasing so it wasn't a problem for me. Just check to make sure it will be appropriate for yourself. I highly recommend this product.