The set for Chinese tea ceremony is covered with brown crackle glaze and has a ribbed surface. A cylinder shaped teapot (180 ml) has a tight-fitting lid that preserves the heat of the tea and a narrow spout that evens the consistency of the brew. A wooden handle doesn’t get hot and provides a secure grip. A tea pitcher or cha hai (180 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. When not used the strainer is stored in the drip cup. Roundish tea bowls (35 ml each) are sized for three sips: the first - a small one, the second - a main one, the third - to enjoy the aftertaste. A tea bowl (150 ml) filled with hot water serves to hold the teapot and thus to keep the high temperature of the brew.