A whitesmoke glazed Gongfu tea ceremony set comes with 6 tea cups (55 ml each) and 6 coasters, a tea pitcher or cha hai (210 ml), a teapot (210 ml) , a tea strainer and a drip cup, a basin for waste water and tea leaves.
The set for traditional Chinese ceremony Gongfu cha is created to reveal all nuances of tea's flavor and taste. All items are thick enough not to burn your hands. A teapot (210 ml) provides optimum texture of the infusion. A convenient wooden handle gives you a confident grip and good balance. A lid creates a tight seal with the body. A tea pitcher (210 ml) or a cha hai is used to hold tea after brewing in the teapot. The aim of this step is to even out the strength of the infusion before serving into the cups. A tea strainer with the silk net filters any debris of the tea leaves after brewing in the teapot. When not used the strainer is stored in the drip cup. A tea basin is necessary to keep the discarded water and tea leaves. Tea cups for Gongfu cha are much smaller than those used in Western tradition.The drinker is supposed to savor his tea in 3 sips: the first - a small one, the second - a main one, the third - to enjoy the aftertaste. Tea cups are served on coasters.