Water must be boiled to the perfect temperature; unlike coffee beans tealeaves are delicate and can easily burn
Smell, see, hear, touch, taste the tea
Eat during tea service to prevent a sore stomach: avoid heavy foods like meat and mango. Candy and small mandarin oranges are a good choice
Empty the teacup in 3 sips
Tap your three fingers on the counter as a sign of thanks to the host
No sneezing, smoking or burning of incense during tea service; tealeaves easily absorb the flavours around them
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