The "Six Gentlemen" of the Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony form the basis of the skilled tools a tea novice needs to prepare and care for their tea set.
- Tea Tool Container
- Tea Tongs
- Tea Funnel or Filter
- Tea Scoop
- Tea Pick or Needle
- Tea Stirrer
You may also want to include a tea towel for wiping up spills.
Different sets may have some variation to the appearance of these tools.
These items are not essential to enjoy tea, but can add a greater level of tea experience, elegance, and appreciation when preparing and sharing tea in the traditional Chinese style.