Try dining in a fancier type of authentic Chinese restaurant, chances are, you'll get an experience of drinking Chinese tea the traditional way. No need to fret as the staffs will be the ones brewing the tea for you - right on your table. Or maybe you'll be given the option to do the self-serving instead. But if you do not have an opportunity to partake in such ceremony, then you may simply purchase a tea set yourself and perform the steps on your own.
This method of brewing tea that I speak of is called the Chinese Tea Ceremony, also known as Kung Fu (or Gong Fu) Tea Ceremony. It may be performed with all the grandeur and elegance (music, fan accessories and the works) on special occasions such as wedding banquets, or reduced to a simplified version at the confines of one's home. The focus of this writing will be on brewing tea at home.
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