This is the Gaiwan set I bought on eBay for thirty dollars. It was only used once and I cleaned it well, just in case.
This is the tasting set I bought from Rishi tea. I use it for all of my reviews. Side note: If you get tea stains on your set, you can boil it and wipe them off with a sponge and detergent. I’ve never bought a cleaning solution.
I bought this pot to brew tea when I want large amounts and a Gaiwan or tasting set won’t cut it.
I use my Libre when I am out and about. It makes it convenient when you don’t have a place to sit your tea in between steeps.
I use my Kendall and Kendall when I can sit my tea somewhere (on the lid) in between steeps, but I’m still out. Like if I visit friends or am going to be sitting at a restaurant somewhere. I get all kinds of compliments, it’s so pretty!