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chinese tea ceremony
  • by vinux

The tea ceremony is a way to appreciate the beauty of tea. It is a very useful ritual of harmony and beauty through making tea, enjoying tea, smelling the tea, drinking tea, promoting friendship, cultivating virtue, learning etiquette and law, and appreciating traditional virtues. Drinking tea can calm down and ease your mind, help to cultivate sentiment and remove miscellaneous ideas. The tea ceremony is very exquisite and has its own set of processes.

First step: Clean hands and appreciative utensils

That is to say, hand washing, tea hygiene is very important. At first, carry tea to the table, invite guests to enjoy tea, and then to appreciate utensils. Tea appreciation is particular about using the Jingdezhen pottery and Yi Xing porcelain. It is best for the Jingdezhen porcelain or Yi Xing purple sand pot, this is to have a relaxing mood before drinking tea.

Second step: Pour teacups with boiling water and warm pots

That is to wash tea utensils with boiling water once, the purpose is also for sanitation and cleaning, while preheating tea utensils, so that the taste of the tea is more fragrant. Pour the boiling water into purple sand pots, fair cups, scent smelling cups, tea appreciation cups, some friends said it is called sanitary warming.

Third step: Put tea

Put tea in utensils, that is, the process of putting the tea into the teapot. The name sounds good, but the procedure is simple. During the performance, it can be appropriately added to different styles, so as to add more tea charm.

Fourth step: Wash tea

Pour boiling water into the pot, let the water and tea contact properly, and then pour out quickly. The purpose is to remove the unclean substances on the surface of the tea, and to filter out the tea that is not fried very well.

Fifth step: Brew tea

Pour the boiling water into the pot again, nod the pot mouth three times in the process of pouring water. Do not fill the pot once. The procedure of the tea ceremony is just beautiful. Only this step is commonly used. There are the so-called “three nods of Phoenix” in the performance so as to show respect to the guests.

Sixth step: Spring wind coming into face

It’s all about expressing skills and beauty. Water should be higher than the mouth of the pot. Brush the end of the tea with the lid and remove the tea floating on it so as to drink only tea and not let the tea floating on it come into your mouth.

Seventh step: Seal the Pot

Cover the lid of the teapot to preserve the fragrance of the tea brewed in the teapot. Pouring the kettle body with boiling water is also the purpose.

Eighth step: Divide the teacup

Prepare for the beginning step of brewing tea, use a tea clip to divide the fragrance smelling cups and tea appreciation cups into groups and put them on the saucer for easy adding water.

Ninth step: Water returns to the pot

Gently pour the tea in the pot into the fair cup so that everyone can taste the tea with the same color, aroma and taste. To give people spiritual enjoyment and sensory stimulation, in short, is to give each guest a cup of tea.

Tenth step: Divide the teapots

Then pour the tea soup into each guest’s fragrance smelling cup separately, and the procedure tea of the tea ceremony is poured seven cents full to show respect for the guests.

Eleventh step: Bring tea

Put both hands of the cup in front of the guests and pay attention to the etiquette of pouring tea, which is the basis of ancient Chinese etiquette of serving tea.

Twelfth step: Smell fragrance

This is the step for the guests to begin to feel alone. The guests pour the tea soup into the cup and smell the fragrance of the fragrant cup. It is better to be intoxicated to express their appreciation and admiration for the master’s tea.

Thirteenth step: Tea appreciation

Take the tea appreciation cup and drink it slowly three times.

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