This traditional Chinese tea set features a unique celadon crackle glaze. The “antique” pattern was created with the help of craquelure technique when the glaze shrinks more than the clay. If you continue to drink tea of the same type from the same teaware, the brew will reveal more hues of flavor in the course of time. A tea pot (150 ml) has a spherical shape reminding a pumpkin and a long narrow spout that evens the consistency of the brew. A tea pitcher or cha hai (130 ml) serves to hold the infusion that was steeped in the teapot before pouring into the cups. This step ensures that every guest will get the beverage of the same strength. A deep and wide tea strainer with the silk net catches debris of the tea leaves after brewing in the teapot. When not used the strainer is stored in the drip cup. 6 tea bowls (30 ml each) in the shape of unfolding flowers retain the heat of the infusion. Slightly everted rims guarantee that drinkers won’t scald the fingers.