The set for Chinese tea ceremony is covered with light bluish crackle glaze. A flat spherical teapot (170 ml) has an oblong spout and a large convenient handle that provides a secure grip. A tall tea pitcher or cha hai (100 ml) with an everted rim 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. Deep conical tea cups (45 ml each) retain the heat of the infusion.