Enamel tea set has an enamel layer on its metallic surface. Normally, one or several layers plasm are applied to tea set's steel, iron, or aluminum body. Then, the tea set is dried and into finished product, which is solid, durable, light, and corrosion-resistant. Enamel original from Egypt and was spread to China in the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), cloisonne tea set was invented in China. This mosaic artwork is exquisitely made and brightly colored and has distinct characteristics of the Chinese nation. By the beginning of the 20th century, China began producing enamel tea set in large quantities.
There are diversified varieties of enamel tea set， including porcelain-like tea cup, thermos tea cup, tea cup with a filter, and enamel tea tray. Enamel tea set is light and easy to wash and performs good in resisting high temperature and acidic and alkali erosion. However, enamel transmits heat quickly and may scald hand and table top.