The perfect size (150ml) for one or two people, this glazed Yixing gaiwan is great as a simple, no frills brewing vessel.
The gaiwan was originally intended to be used for drinking tea, where you simply bring the cup to your lips and use the lid to prevent the leaves from entering your mouth. However, gaiwans are often used as a brewing vessel, with the decanted tea being served in a separate cup. The lid is held against the cup so that the leaves are filtered out.
Also available as a gift set with two matching cups.
This is my first Gaiwan so I can't say if it is better or worse than any other, but I have enjoyed using it to make tea, and I am sure I will like it more as I become more comfortable with it.