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Chinese Tea Set

Chinese tea sets are often used in Asian countries to honor guests and make them feel comfortable. In China, people use Chinese tea sets on many occasions.

The material of Chinese tea sets is ceramic, porcelain, purple clay, or metal, and there are many sets made from expensive materials like gold or silver. The most common tea sets are the Fujian ceramic gongfu, Jingdezhen handmade porcelain Gaiwan, and the Yixing purple clay teapot set.

A Chinese tea set is a beautiful and elegant way to serve tea. It comprises various items, including the teapot, Gaiwan, Fair Cup, strainer, teacups, tea tray, and accessories.

The teapot is usually made of porcelain or ceramic in different shapes. The common ones are round pots with an opening on the top, and the lid usually has a spout to pour the tea into the cup. The teapots of Chinese tea sets are generally more miniature.

Gaiwan is a small vessel for brewing tea that takes the place of a teapot. Gaiwan consists of three parts: a bowl, lid, and saucer. It is typically small enough to pick it up in one hand. Gaiwan is the standard for kung fu tea that is so popular in China.

Fair Cup, also called Cha Hai or Gong Dao Bei ensures that all guests have the same amount of liquor. Pour the tea from a teapot or Gaiwan into Fair Cup, and then use Fair Cup to share the tea with teacups. Nowadays, Fair Cup is made not only of ceramic and porcelain but also glass and purple clay.

When choosing a tea set, there are many factors to consider, and it is essential to know what you want before buying a set: Entertaining guests or for your use? Whether to use the Gaiwan skillfully?

If you are entertaining guests, you have to pick one with a luxury tea tray. If it is for your use, choose a relatively lightweight one. Gaiwan makes kung fu more fun but more challenging, so you can use a teapot if you need to improve.

With the above information in mind, you will want to determine the following details:

– How many people are drinking tea together?

– Does the tea tray need a drainage hole?

– Does it need a tea caddy to store the tea leaves?

The most significant difference between Chinese and Japanese tea sets is in the teapot. The teapots of Chinese tea sets are generally more miniature, and there are even such tiny teapots as Yixing Zisha pots. Chinese tea sets even use Gaiwan instead of teapots to achieve the purpose of making tea.