Tea ceremonies are a popular and regular practice in China. They provide an opportunity to enjoy a range of teas and to engage in great conversation. In this video tea master Patrick Cui talks about the rituals of the tea ceremony and the significance of tea itself.

 

By Liesl Frankson.

In part one of the video, Patrick Cui prepares the tea and explains the purpose of some of the utensils used.

In part two, Cui discusses the importance and significance of tea ceremonies in demonstrating ones standing in society; and the connection between tea, the tea drinker and nature.
In part three, Patrick wraps things up and discusses tea masters, what makes the tea magical and what is required to get the most out of the tea ceremony.