The set for Chinese tea ceremony features fine crackle glaze covering and unglazed ribbed outer bottoms. A square-cut teapot (150 ml) with rounded corners has a wide spout that prevents over-brewing, a tight-fitting lid and a convenient handle. A square-cut tea pitcher or cha hai (150 ml) with rounded corners and a convenient handle 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. Square-cut tea cups (50 ml each) have rounded corners and everted rims that allow tea-drinkers to savor the hot infusion avoiding the risk of scalding.