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Tea Tools 茶道
These are a set of tea tools. They come in a variety of woods, or even bamboo. There are tongs, a tea needle, a tea measure, a tea scoop, a funnel, and a container to hold them in.
These are all necessary pieces of equipment for gongfu tea.
Notice the tea needle (sharp pointed thing). Cheaper versions of tea tools include a tea needle of solid wood. But that's not very good. That tea needle is often too thick to be useful. Good tea needles are tipped with natural horn, like the one pictured.