As Christmas didn't really happen for us, thanks to being ill and packing, we decided to buy each other late Christmas presents in China. Now we've discovered that when you live in a one-room apartment there really isn't very much that you need! We had the thought that, since we wanted to buy a nice tea set, we might as well do that now. So here it is.
The tea here is green, rather than "normal" UK black tea. It's drunk fairly weak, without milk or sugar. Many people carry around a jar or thermos with leaves in, which they top up throughout the day. This would taste awful with black tea, but with green the flavour tends to improve after several infusions.