It is normally used for brewing scented tea. A gaiwan (or "guywan" with Wade-Giles romanization) is actually a pretty simple little contraption. When you do not need a refill, the bowl of the gaiwan should always be properly lidded. Copyrights © 2010 ~ 2020 TeaGuardian.com. The shape of the saucer is crucial when the gaiwan is to be used as a cup. This has a few ideas in it: When you need a refill but you are not supposed to do it yourself, always leave the lid half open on the bowl so the one who is responsible for refilling your gaiwan can be visually hinted. Using the gaiwan as a cup was extremely popular amongst the Manchurians during the Qing Dynasty (1644~1911). It’s a hygiene concern in addition to a mannerism one. When drinking from a gaiwan, always hold the saucer by the rim with one hand and the top of the bowl lid with the other. 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Iced tea: Sweeteners and other ingredients. That is one reason the shape of gaiwan that was preferred in those days by these nomads were taller: the stronger and more bitter tea remains closer to the bottom of the bowl and the user always drinks the lighter portion that is on top. It is unclear as to the history of its development but we can find traces in paintings and writings of the past. The rim of the bowl, where the drinker puts her lips to, is never touched by the hand. It has to hold the bowl quite well when tilted. This is how the gaiwan is held when offering tea in it to a guest. 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