The set for Chinese tea ceremony is covered with light bluish crackle glaze. A flat roundish teapot (180 ml) has an oblong wide spout preventing over-brewing, a tight-fitting lid and two convenient loop handles. A flat roundish tea pitcher or cha hai (180 ml) with two loop handles 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 three-legged tea cups (50 ml each) retain the heat of the infusion. Everted rims allow tea-drinkers to sip the hot infusion without risk of scalding.