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