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There are many kinds of tea utensils used in the preparation and consumption of tea. The most common types include teapots, teacups, tea strainers, and kettles. Teapots come in a variety of sizes and shapes, from small one-person pots to large pots for multiple people. Teacups are designed for individual servings and usually have handles for easy handling. Tea strainers are typically used to remove leaves from the tea after it has been steeped. Kettles are used to heat water for brewing tea or other hot beverages.
Types of Main Tea Sets.
Main categories of tea utensils for making and drinking tea: teapot, teacup, teacup warmer, strainer, tea tray.
Tea pot: A utensil for making tea. The pot consists of four parts, lid, body, bottom and foot ring. The lid has parts such as holes, buttons, pedestals and covers. The body has parts such as mouth, extension (lip wall), mouth, flow, abdomen, shoulder and handle (handle plate). Due to the subtle differences in the handles, lids and bottoms of the pot, there are nearly 200 basic shapes of pots.
① Side Handle: The handle is ear shaped, located on the opposite side of the spout.
② Hoisting Beam Handle: The handle is bow shaped and located above the lid.
③ Flying Heaven Handle: The handle is ribbon-shaped and located above one side of the pot body.
④ Gripping Handle: The handle is round and straight, forming a 90° angle with the pot body.
⑤ No Handle Pot, with the handle omitted, hold the head part of the pot body to pour tea.
Divide with a lid. ① Covering: The lid is flat pressed on the mouth of the pot, and the mouth of the pot does not expose. ② Embedded cover: The lid is embedded in the pot, and the lid is flat along with the mouth of the pot. ③ Cut cover: The lid and body of the pot are as one, only showing a cut seam.
①Flattening the bottom: Flatten the bottom of the pot inward without extra feet.
②Nailing feet: Add three external protruding feet to the bottom of the pot.
③Adding a bottom: Add a ring of feet around the bottom of the pot.
① Ordinary teapot: The various teapots mentioned above do not have a filter basket.
② Filter teapot: Among the various teapots mentioned above, a straight bucket-shaped filter basket or filter net is placed at the mouth of the pot to separate tea sediment from tea soup.
Divided by shape. ①Veined shape: Like arched vein-like leaves in plants, there are concave lines on the outside of the pot, called veins, and the wall between each vein is raised, giving a round feeling.② Geometric shape: The modeling is based on geometric shapes, such as square, spherical cylinder, etc.③ Mimicry shape: Also known as natural shape, modeled after various animals and plants, such as pumpkin pot, plum stake pot, pine dry pot.④ Calligraphy and painting shape: On the finished pottery, words or characters, mountains and rivers, flowers and birds are carved out.
2. Tea Tray: Tea ware used as the bottom of the teapot. It not only increases beauty, but also prevents the teapot from scalding the table surface. ① Plate Shape: The side of the boat is low and small, and the whole shape is like a plate, showing the shape of the teapot perfectly in flat view. ② Bowl Shape: The side of the boat is high and tall, and in flat view you can only see the upper half of the teapot. ③ Layer Shape: The tea tray is made up of two layers, with many drainage holes on top layer, so that boiling water overflows into lower layer, and there is also a water outlet for easy discharge of accumulated water in between layers.
3. Tea Bowl: Also known as Tea Sea. A teapot for holding brewed tea soup. Because it has the function of uniform broth concentration, it is also called Fair Cup (or Fair Cup). ① Pot shape bowl: Replace it with a teapot. ② No handle bowl: Omit the handle of the pot. To distinguish from no handle pot, the mouth of the pot is often extended outward to form a folding edge to replace the handle for pouring water. ③ Simplified bowl: Without cover, pull out a simple pour mouth from the body of the bowl, with or without handle.
Good tea and drinking utensils. ① Flip cup: the mouth of the cup flips out like a trumpet. ② Open cup: The mouth of the cup is larger than the bottom of the cup, also known as a can-shaped cup. ③ Straight-mouthed cup: The mouth of the cup is the same size as the bottom of the cup, also known as a barrel-shaped cup. ④ Closed Cup: The mouth of the cup is smaller than the bottom of the cup, also known as a drum-shaped cup. ⑤ Handle Cup: A teacup with an additional handle. ⑥ Lid Cup: A teacup with an additional lid, with or without handle.
5. Fragrance Cup: A tool to contain the aroma of brewed tea when poured into a cup for tasting.
Tray: A device used to hold a teacup.
① Platter shape: The tray is low and platter-shaped.
② Bowl shape: The edge of the tray is high and surrounds the bottom of the teacup.
③ High foot shape: There is a cylindrical foot at the bottom of the tray.
④ Round shape: There is a hollow in the center of the tray, with vertical edges on the upper and lower sides, which fix the bottom of the cup and act as feet.
7. Cover Holder: A device for placing tea covers, pot lids, and cup lids in order to keep the covers clean and avoid wetting the table. ① Tray-style: Shaped like a plate coaster. ② Support-style: Cylindrical objects that support the cover from its center point or tubular objects that support it from around its circumference.
8. Tea Bowl: A tea-making utensil, or a container for holding tea soup to drink. ① Round Bottom: The bowl bottom is round. ② Pointed Bottom: The bowl bottom is conical, commonly referred to as teacup.
9. Bowl cover: composed of three parts – cover, bowl and support, used for both hot and cold drinks or single use. Also known as San Cai cup.
10. Big Tea Cup: A combined drinking utensil, mostly in the shape of a long bucket, with or without handles, with or without lids.
11. Teapot with Infuser: A strainer inside a large teapot to separate tea leaves from the liquid.
12. Tea Infuser: a cup-shaped object used for brewing tea leaves, with a gap at the top for water to come out or a filter connected to the lid, and a central axis that can be moved up and down like a piston to make the tea brew evenly and separate the sludge from the tea soup.

Types of Auxiliary Tea Ware.
Classification of various tea sets needed for tea drinking, to increase beauty and facilitate operation: 1. Tablecloth; 2. Tea-brewing cloth; 3. Tea trays; 4. Cloth trays; 5. Serving trays; 6. Teaspoons; 7. Tea ladles; 8. Tea needles; 9. Chopsticks; 10. Tea canisters; 11. Food plates for tea drinking ; 12. Timers ; 13. Sterilizers, etc.
1. Water Purifier.
2. Water Tank.
3. Kettle.
4. Thermos Bottle.
5. Water Pump.
1. Tea Sample Jar,
2. Tea Storage Jar,
3. Tea Caddy (Box).
1. Tea Caddy: A wooden cabinet used to hold tea utensils.
2. Basket of Goods.
3. Bag Carrier.
4. Tea Towel Bag.
5. Cup Covering.
1. Tea Cart
2. Tea Table
3. Tea Ceremony
4. Tea Stool
5. Cushion
1. Screen 2. Tea Hanger 3. Vase

The other classification of teaware includes:
In China, there is a great variety of tea sets with different classification and beautiful shapes. They are not only practical but also full of artistic beauty, thus favored by tea lovers throughout dynasties. As a special tool for drinking tea, the development and change of tea sets must have been experienced in the history of the development of Chinese tea culture.
The Yixing Zisha teapot, the best of all pottery tea wares, rose in the early Northern Song Dynasty and became a unique and popular tea ware. Unlike ordinary pottery, both inside and outside of the Zisha teapot are not glazed; it is made of local purple clay and red-burned.
In China, the earliest tea utensils were mostly made of pottery. After the invention of porcelain, ceramics gradually replaced pottery, divided into white porcelain tea sets, blue and white porcelain tea sets and black porcelain tea sets. 1). White Porcelain Tea Set: White porcelain is most famous for its porcelain in Jingdezhen.
Lacquerware Tea Sets began in the Qing Dynasty and mainly produced in Fujian Province. Lacquerware tea sets made in Fuzhou are diverse and colorful, such as “Golden Mardivory”, “Glazed Gold”, “Carved & Inlaid”, “Elegant” and “Silver White” etc. After new crafts like “Aka-kinseki” and “Dark Flowers” which are like jewels, they become even more vivid and attractive.
In modern times, glassware has developed greatly. The texture of glass is transparent, shiny and highly plasticity. Tea made with glass cups brings out the vivid color of tea soup, the delicate softness of tea leaves, and the gradual unfolding of tea leaves during brewing process – all of which can be seen at a glance. It can be said to be a dynamic art appreciation.
Metal teaware is made of gold, silver, copper and tin, especially tin as a material for tea ware has great advantages: it has a small opening with great strength, the lid is cylindrical and relatively airtight, therefore it has good effect to prevent moisture, oxidation, light and odor. In ancient times palace people used to drink Gu Zhu tea from Gold Sand Spring and water was served in silver pots directly to Chang’an city. Mainly because silver was not easily broken and expensive, ordinary people were not able to use it.
In rural areas, including tea-producing areas, bamboo and wooden bowls have been widely used for making tea in history because of their low cost and good quality. As for wooden cans and bamboo cans for tea storage, they can still be seen everywhere, especially bamboo-made tea cans as artworks.