One of the most important things about picking a gaiwan is judging how sturdy and balanced it feels in your hand. Just holding it, you can sense if it is a good, heavy-duty porcelain gaiwan. The best gaiwan just feels right in your hand, almost as if it's a part of you. If you want a gaiwan with pouring control, you can't go wrong with this one. An elegant-looking gaiwan that requires a good tea to accompany it.