Originally Posted by daigo
Originally Posted by Silent One
It may be blasphemous since I'm Chinese, but I use a small ceramic Japanese style tea pot with the offset handle to brew my Chinese tea at home. Tried a gaiwan for a little while, but my fingers are too sensitive to heat to reliably pick one up and hold the lid just right to pour tea out.
Hardly, since the Japanese tea experience can be traced back to China. Plus, we like style in our lives, right? I suppose the heat is tea variety and tea bowl/cup dependent, as I usually stick to delicate Jasmine tea buds meant to served warm not hot. And wall thickness varies between makes.
Still, I understand the sensitivity thing...