Gaiwan Tea | The Gaiwan Tea Culture

Do you know Chinese "Gaiwan Tea"? It originated in the Tang Dynasty and flourished in the Qing Dynasty. It is a traditional tea-drinking culture that originated in Sichuan, China.

"Gaiwan tea" is a tea set with a lid, a bowl, and a saucer. The lid is the sky, the saucer is the earth, and the bowl is the man.

You can use it to drink any tea you like, its lid can keep warm, and you hold the saucer to prevent burning your hands with the teacup.

In the Chinese tea ceremony, Gaiwan tea is a very classic tea set and it is very elegant, so it was very popular with emperors and nobles in ancient times.

In Chinese teahouses, drinking Gaiwan tea has a special culture, and we communicate with the staff of the teahouse through the way we place Gaiwan tea.
Different ways of placing Gaiwan tea have different meanings, for example:

If you put the lid, a bowl, and a saucer in a set, which means do not disturb.

If you leave the lid open, the staff will come and refill the water.

If you are just to leave the seat temporarily, put a small snack like a sunflower seed on the tea lid, this way the staff will know and will not take away your tea.

If you're leaving, put the tea lid upside down on the tea bowl so the staff knows you are ready to leave so they will take your teacup away and clean the table.

If you're leaving but you're unhappy with the tea or the services, put apart the lid, bowl, and saucer so the teahouse staff will know that you're dissatisfied.

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