The #tea ceremony the cleaning process of the tea and the warming of the cups. When the tea should always be pored hot and into small cups keeping the tea hot.
In order to show your respect to a Chinese person socially/business, keep refilling their cup when the cup reaches half way. Tea culture is part of the Chinese business culture and a good way to build relationships with Chinese people of all ages especially when doing business in china.
Chinese tea culture differs greatly from that of Europe, Japan and Britain. Chinese tea is also used in traditional Chinese medicine and Chinese cooking.