The dark blue drip crackle glaze adorns the upper parts of this fine set for traditional Chinese tea ceremony. While the bottoms remain uncovered allowing you to feel the earthy consistency of the natural clay. A spherical teapot (210 ml) with a tight-fitting lid has excellent heat saving qualities. A short and wide spout provides quick decanting of the liquid thus helping to avoid over-brewing. A round tea pitсher (150 ml) or cha hai serves to hold the tea that was steeped in the teapot before pouring into the cups. This procedure ensures that all the participants of a tea ceremony will get the beverage of the same temperature, aroma and strength. A deep and wide tea strainer with the silk net filters any remains of the tea leaves after brewing in the teapot. When not used the strainer is stored in the drip cup. Tea bowls (50 ml each) have flared shape revealing aroma of the tea to the full extent.