The set for Chinese tea ceremony is covered with brown crackle glaze and has a ribbed surface. A spherical teapot (180 ml) has a tight-fitting lid that preserves the heat of the tea and a wide spout preventing over-brewing. A wooden handle doesn’t get hot and provides a secure grip. A tea pitcher or cha hai (200 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) retain the heat of the tea. Thanks to the everted rims the drinkers won't scald their lips or fingers. A tea bowl (150 ml) filled with hot water serves to hold the teapot and thus to keep the high temperature of the brew.