The set for Chinese tea ceremony includes a gaiwan (130 ml) with a wide saucer that fits comfortably in the hand. A roundish tea pitcher or cha hai (180 ml) with an everted rim serves to hold the infusion that was steeped in the gaiwan. This step ensures that every participant of the tea ceremony will get the beverage of the same temperature, aroma and strength. A deep and wide tea strainer with the silk net catches debris of the tea leaves. When not used the strainer is stored in the drip cup. Flare shaped deep tea cups (50 ml each) retain the heat of the infusion.