Before the Sui and Tang Dynasties, tea drinking in China was gradually popularized, but it belonged to extensive tea drinking. Tea drinking utensils at that time were made of bamboo and wood, in addition to ceramics. Most of the 28 tea sets listed by Lu Yu in The Book of Tea, the Fourth Ware, are made of bamboo and wood. This kind of tea set has been welcomed by tea people since ancient times because of its wide source, convenient manufacture, no pollution to tea and no harm to human body. But the disadvantage is that it can not be used for a long time, can not be preserved for a long time, and loses the value of cultural relics. Only in the Qing Dynasty, there appeared a kind of bamboo tea set in Sichuan. It is not only a handicraft, but also has practical value. The main varieties are tea cups, cups, saucers, teapots, trays and so on. Most of them are made in complete sets.
Bamboo braided tea sets consist of inner tube and outer coat. The inner tube is mostly ceramic tea drinking utensils. The outer coat is made of chopped, opened, kneaded and even Cizhu. The thick and fine soft bamboo silk is made. After baking, dyeing, the inner tube is braided and chimered according to the shape and size of the inner tube of the tea sets, making it a whole tea set. This kind of tea set not only has harmonious tone, beautiful and generous appearance, but also can protect inner tube and reduce damage. At the same time, it is not easy to burn hands after tea making, and is rich in artistic appreciation value. Therefore, most people buy bamboo tea sets, not for their use, but for decoration and collection.