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The Art of Tea Appreciation – The Guide of 70% Full

Have you noticed usually tea is served about only 70% full in the teacups?

Have you ever wonder why?

Here are the answers for you:

  1. To prevent in getting the tea drinker to get burn by the hot temperature of the tea during the process of tea appreciation
    茶水倒七分满才不会烫手
  2. To prevent tea from overflowing onto the table which may wet the clothing of individual
    茶水倒七分满,才不会导致茶倒在桌子而弄湿衣服
  3. Every pot of tea is meant for multiple rounds of tea appreciation process
    一茶壶可供品尝几回
  4. Prior to drink the tea, one should look at the colour of the tea, smell its fragrance. If the tea is filled up to the rim of the cup, it will make this step impossible.
    品茶时,不仅要品尝茶水,还要欣赏茶色,闻茶香。如茶水太满,品鉴起来不方便。
  5. The distance between the tea water and the mouth will allow one to smell the fragrance of the tea prior to drink it
    品茶时,把茶杯拿到一定距离后,就会闻到一股浓浓的茶叶香。