Tea etiquette

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Tea etiquette

Postby sophiajarrett » May 11th, '11, 05:21

whats the do's and donts these days of how to enjoy a cuppa

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Re: Tea etiquette

Postby iannon » May 11th, '11, 13:30

sophiajarrett wrote:whats the do's and donts these days of how to enjoy a cuppa

I am going to steal a line from a famous teachatter...
"Brew what you like..and like what you brew"

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Re: Tea etiquette

Postby Chip » May 11th, '11, 13:32

iannon wrote:
sophiajarrett wrote:whats the do's and donts these days of how to enjoy a cuppa

I am going to steal a line from a famous teachatter...
"Brew what you like..and like what you brew"

:lol: ... excellent! And most wise. :mrgreen:

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Re: Tea etiquette

Postby SlientSipper » May 16th, '11, 01:36

Different kinds of tea have different kinds of etiquette.

When pouring Chinese tea from a tea pot.
Always pour the tea to the SIDE of your guest.
Having the tea pour directly in front of them is considered rude.

When pouring Yerba Mate:
Pour yourself the first cup and then the second cup goes to your friend.
The second pouring of Mate has more flavor to it. So its considered kind to give it to them.

When drinking Matcha in a Japanese tea ceremony the conversation should be light with lots of silent pauses in the middle.

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Re: Tea etiquette

Postby SlientSipper » May 16th, '11, 01:38

SlientSipper wrote:Different kinds of tea have different kinds of etiquette.

When pouring Chinese tea from a tea pot.
Always pour the tea to the SIDE of your guest.
Having the tea pour directly in front of them is considered rude.
In England its considered polite/the norm to pour the tea facing them.

When pouring Yerba Mate:
Pour yourself the first cup and then the second cup goes to your friend.
The second pouring of Mate has more flavor to it. So its considered kind to give it to them.

When drinking Matcha in a Japanese tea ceremony the conversation should be light with lots of silent pauses in the middle.

Do you wish to know anything in particular?

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Re: Tea etiquette

Postby teaisme » Jun 13th, '11, 16:12

please don't accept the offer of tea and then disappear for 10-15 mins to check your facebook farmville :evil:
please be conscious of how you stir up the air/scent the air with your actions, ie. deciding to sweep the floor or dust furniture in the same room as me while I am making tea is not a good idea...


Slientsi... wrote:When drinking Matcha in a Japanese tea ceremony the conversation should be light with lots of silent pauses in the middle.
:mrgreen:

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