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Welcome to August Moon Tea

August Moon Tea aims to bring the fresh air and sunshine from the tea field to our tea ceremony and create a peaceful and exquisite ambience for all of you.

Tea not only brings people closer but also helps us to reconnect with ourselves. It’s a natural elixir for our souls.

Tap Twice At A Tea Ceremony?

 

Having a tea ceremony not only gives you a time to wind down but also reconnect with the others. There are different customs around the tea table. It’s always practical to know some of them.

One of the most interesting things you’d notice when you have tea is that people tap twice when they are served every time. There are a few reasons behind this.
It starts with Emperor Qian Long from Qing Dynasty. The legion is that Emperor Long used to travel among the citizens in disguise to get a feel of how everyday people were living. One time he went to a restaurant with one of his servants and actually poured his servant a cup of tea (which is unheard of for an Emperor at that time.) The servant had to show he was grateful but didn’t want to do a customary bow since it would blow the Emperor’s cover, so he tapped his fingers on the table to show the Emperor that he was grateful.
But there are more practical reasons for doing this.
Tea brings people closer. When we have tea, we have conversations with each other. As you can imagine, if a person said thank you every time when their tea was poured, it would constantly interrupt the conversation. Tapping fingers is a way to say thank you if you are in the middle of a conversation.

When we have quiet tea ceremonies, no one talks. This subtle gesture can keep the whole ceremony in silence.

So next time when you are at a tea session or ceremony, just tap twice somewhere close to you. We’ll know our service is appreciated.

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