China is the hometown of tea and the birthplace of tea culture. The discovery and utilization of tea has a history more than 4700 years, and it has been spreading all over the world.
Tea table is a furniture to place tea set and tea accessories, used for brewing tea, and it has square and rectangular two kinds shape. A tea table stand for a tea culture. It not only carries a variety of tea sets, but also witnesses the formation process from brewing tea to drinking tea. Not only that, the etiquette on the tea table is also an important manifestation of Chinese tea ceremony culture. Chinese people have a dining table for eating and also have tea table for drinking, which can be said it is one of the necessary furniture for every household.
The Style of Tea Table
1. Gongfu Tea Table
Gongfu tea table is a set integrating teawares standing, tea brewing, disinfection and pumping. Gongfu tea is popular in Guangdong, especially in Chaoshan area. Gungfu tea table would satisfy you of brewing Gongfu tea.
2. Tree-root Carving Tea Table
As the name suggests, solid wood tea table is made of solid wood. Its outstanding feature is to make full use of the natural modeling of solid wood. With the development of tea culture, Tree-root Carving Tea Table with its unique charm, set practical, art, appreciation, collection, popular in many well-known celebrities.
3. Marble Tea Table
Marble tea table looks fashionable and durable. It is easy to clean and sturdy. After being polished, the tea table is as smooth as a mirror. The table texture is extended and beautiful. It has good compression resistance and good physical and chemical properties. The tea table made of this kind of marble has become a beautiful scenery in home. It can not only be used as furniture but used as a tea table.
How to Select a Tea Table?
You can choose the color of the tea table according your home style, because it's better to match with your decoration style and it would not give you a sense of disobedience. If your home is neoclassical, Chinese and other home style, recommend you choose calm, dark wood tea table.
The space of the room will limit the style and shape of the tea table. Small family home will create space pressure. In this way, you can choose an oval tea table. Because the small and exquisite shape will make the space more relaxed. But this kind of tea table can't hold more items because of its small area. If the space of your home is large enough, you can consider buying a large tea table, which can not only set off the high-end living room, but also store many items.
3. Safety Factor
You should pay attention to the tea table safety factor if there are elderly and children in family. Because the elderly move slowly and children like to play, because the table corner may be a potential crisis. Therefore, the best choice for the corner of the tea table is round or arc-shaped without edges and corners.
The details of the tea table mainly depends on whether the table platform is flat and the table legs are stable, whether the seam of the welding joint is flat, and there is no trace. These are the key points affecting the quality of the tea table.
Chinese Tea Table Etiquette
Chinese people like to serve guests with tea. It seems that a simple cup of tea but contains a lot of knowledge. It can reflects a person's etiquette when drinking tea. Here are some common tea table etiquette in China.
1. First of all, the host should introduce the teas they have prepared and ask the guests about their preferences.
2. Before brewing tea, remember to warm the cup, which is not only hygienic but also polite. When placing teapots, do not toward the teapot mouth to guests, because It is imply to ask others to leave, so it is impolite.
3. Seven tea - three emotions, which means that you can't pour the tea full. Because it imply you are chasing guests. And it is better to pour 70% of tea in the cup that the gust can also pick up the cup, would not feel hot.
4. It is polite to serve tea with both hands, but it is impolite to pass it to the guest with one hand. When you serve the tea, one hand should hold the bottom of the cup, and the other hand should hold the cup. Fingers should not touch the rim of the cup.
5. When pour the tea to cups, it is differences in the superiority and inferiority. So you should pour the superiority's cup first and then inferiority, the elderly first and then young.
6. You'd better add tea to cups by yourself. Adding tea to guests by yourself represents a kind of sincerity.
7. When drinking tea, the most important return etiquette of the guests is the "buckle finger gift", which means when the host is pouring tea for himself, we should clench with the right hand, stretch out the index and middle finger, and lightly buckle three times on the table top of the tea table to show our thanks to the host.