The gaiwan is an important part of the traditional Chinese tea culture and possibly the most versatile piece of teaware. It can be used as a teapot or in a place of a tea cup. This gaiwan has a comfortable button of the lid that won’t burn your fingers. An everted rim enables an even flow of the liquid and protects your lips from scalding. A saucer used as a handle sits comfortably and securely in the palm. The gaiwan is adorned with pictures of lotus flowers.