The traditional Chinese tea set features black glazing with grayish streaks and relief Oriental patterns. All items are square-shaped with roundish corners. A teapot (150 ml) has a tight-fitting lid that preserves the heat of the tea and an oblong wide spout that enables quick decanting and prevents the over-brewing. The convenient handle provides a secure grip. A tea pitcher or cha hai (150 ml) serves to hold the infusion that was steeped in the teapot. 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 after brewing in the teapot. When not used the strainer is stored in the drip cup. Tea bowls (50 ml each) have everted rims that ensure safe drinking of hot tea. A deep and wide tea strainer with the silk net catches debris of the tea leaves after brewing in the teapot. It is stored in the drip cup.