The set for Chinese tea ceremony is embellished with the paintings of rural scenes. An oval shaped teapot (290 ml) features a curved wide spout preventing over-brewing and a large convenient handle that provides a secure grip. An oval-shaped shaped tea pitcher or cha hai (200 ml) with an everted rim, convenient handle and wide spout serves to hold the infusion that was steeped in the teapot before serving. 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. Hemisphere tea cups (55 ml each) have everted rims enabling the drinkers to sip and savor the hot tea without risk of scalding.