Although tea is just a small leaf, it is endowed with so many cultural connotations. In many tea cultures, some small details are also important and cannot be ignored.
The details when picking up tea. Why use "Chaze" to fetch tea instead of directly grabbing it with your hands? The common phenomenon is to simply pick up tea by hand in an attempt to save time. Many people drink tea at home to save time, and directly use their hands to take the tea from the tea can and place it in the tea set for brewing. When making a purchase, simply grab it with your hand and put it back in place. Some people will grab a handful of tea when purchasing it, smell it in front of their nose, and then put it back in. Actually, neither of these approaches is advisable. Firstly, it is unhygienic, and secondly, it is disrespectful and indecent. At the hygiene level. Hand Sweat: Some people tend to sweat in their palms, and tea leaves have strong adsorption properties. Grasping tea leaves directly with sweating hands can be appetizing and unhygienic, and can also damage the quality of the tea soup. Water content: People who pay attention to a little will wash their hands when taking tea, and then take the tea leaves. If you simply rinse with water, there will still be bacterial residue. If you wash your hands with cleaning agent, there will be residual odor of the cleaning agent. At this time, touching the tea leaves will absorb the moisture and odor, which will seriously affect the quality of the tea. Bacteria: People touch a lot of things with their hands every day. If left untreated, touching tea leaves can infect them with bacteria and microorganisms. Over time, tea leaves are prone to spoilage, which is very detrimental to health. Correct approach: Use a specialized "tea rule" to take tea. "Tea spoons", also known as tea spoons, have various shapes and have only one function, which is to clean and hygienic the tea and put it into the tea set. Tea can be made of stainless steel, wood, bamboo, etc. Wash and air dry after use. Tea that has been washed after use must be dried in a well ventilated and dry environment to avoid bacterial infection. When taking too much tea, it is not advisable to pour it back. When brewing tea, if too much tea is taken, it is not advisable to pour it back into the tea can. Because these tea leaves may have been contaminated with water and impurities from the tea set, if poured back into the tea can, it will accelerate the deterioration of the entire can of tea. Correct approach: Take out excess tea leaves and let them stand and air dry, then drink them as soon as possible.
Details when renewing the cup. When family and friends are drinking tea together, and when the tea reaches the end, the host should help renew the cup as soon as possible. If you find tea residue in the cup, you should wash the cup again and change it. If you feel that the tea soup has become "watery", you should change the tea in a timely manner. Details when placing the teapot three times: When tasting tea, there are also some considerations regarding the placement of the teapot. The spout of a teapot cannot face others directly, which is a sign of disrespect towards others. Maintain attention to details. During the tea tasting process, it is important to concentrate and savor the tea in order to reap the benefits. Some people like to play with pots and raise them, and they will habitually, involuntarily, and indiscriminately play with the pots in their hands. I saw him pouring the pot, wiping the pot, pouring tea, and playing happily. Little did they know that these eye-catching movements would distract others from drinking tea. Also, during tea tasting, it is best not to wipe tables and chairs, wash tea utensils, or tidy up the tea table, as it may make people mistakenly think they are going to see off guests. Pay attention to the details of your words and actions. When tasting tea with family and friends, it is important to remember to maintain a quiet and peaceful atmosphere in order to truly appreciate the flavor of tea. Don't say what others are right or wrong, regardless of their strengths or weaknesses. Don't make loud noise and dance with your eyes lit up. Not discussing matters unrelated to tea tasting can easily lead to disputes and disagreements due to different perspectives.
Good tea tasting habits start with details, and over time, habits become natural, and you will gradually improve
Details of wearing six costumes. Tranquility, simplicity, peace, and the nature of tea. When drinking tea with family and friends, it is important to pay great attention to one's attire and etiquette. General requirements: Neat appearance, elegant clothing, dignified and appropriate behavior, and elegant demeanor. Women should avoid bold exposure with heavy makeup and bright makeup. Men should avoid having strange and eccentric hairstyles. Seven pairs of tea and pastry details. Tea tasting should be served at night. Light and small Dim sum are preferred. Thick soup and thick dishes are not allowed, which is inconsistent with the "virtue of thrift". When tasting good tea, it is not advisable to consume tea snacks. Because good tea has a light taste, it can easily interfere with the discerning ability of the oral taste buds. It is advisable to use nut snacks for tea snacks. Conclusion: Tea tasting is a hobby that is fresh, elegant, self-cultivation, and effective!