One of my favorite things about tea are the wide variety of cultural nuances and rituals. All around the world, cultures have distinct ways of serving tea. These notable rituals and signature ceremonies are integral aspects of these societies, and often reflect the values and views of their people.
For me personally, tea rituals slow me down and foster a “community” vibe. I especially like Gorreana Tea Estate’s description — “Tea rituals are about relationships. [They’re about] the relationship of the tea server with the tea, the environment, the tea ware, the guest (if there is a guest), and to oneself.