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Observing tearooms over the years, these are a few pictures of how tea has been delivered to the table. Some great tea moments, some not so great.
Raw pu'erh tea, Gong Fu style from L.L Arts Decor Tea Gallery, Chinatown, Brisbane.

Taking a break from the CNY celebrations by having a cup of raw pu'erh, Gong Fu style

Setting the Shui Xian (water sprite) oolong free from the tea ball.  The tea ball: convenient for tearooms but not for extracting the full flavour of the tea.

Setting the Shui Xian (water sprite) oolong free from the tea ball. The tea ball: convenient for tearooms but not for extracting the full flavour of the tea.

Bi Luo Chun (Green snail spring) green tea at SugarNSpice, Adelaide Street, Brisbane. www.earthlystore.com.au

Enjoying a Bi Luo Chun (green snail spring) tea at Sugar 'n' Spice Café, Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD

How Tea should be served in a restaurant.  Came with a smile too, how tea-lightful!! http://16onpark.com.au/

How Tea should be served in a restaurant. Came with a smile too, how tea-lightful!

Fabulous way of serving tea in a Chinese tearoom  http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/337/1571773/restaurant/Fortitude-Valley/Tea-Master-Brisbane

Fabulous way of serving tea in a Chinese tearoom

The way that chinese tea should be served, in a small tea pot with small chinese cup to smell the aroma of the tea and sip the delicate elixir. Fabulous jasmine green tea from Dragon Inn, Fortitude Valley, (Chinatown), Brisbane.

The way that chinese tea should be served, in a small tea pot with small chinese cup to smell the aroma of the tea and sip the delicate elixir. Fabulous jasmine green tea from Dragon Inn, Fortitude Valley, (Chinatown), Brisbane.

Pu'erh Tea at Taste Gallery, Sunnybank, Brisbane.  http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/337/1600828/restaurant/Brisbane/Taste-Gallery-Sunnybank

Pu'erh Tea at Taste Gallery, Sunnybank, Brisbane. http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/337/1600828/restaurant/Brisbane/Taste-Gallery-Sunnybank

Japanese style green tea grown in Australia. Presented with teapot, infuser, teacup, saucer and teaspoon.  www.16onpark.com.au

Australian First Harvest. Enjoy this tea-licious cup of green tea in 16 Park Road, Milton.

Genmatcha beau-tea-fully presented in a decorative teapot, accompanied by a matching cup and small yet delicate little tea tray in Edward Street, Brisbane (http://niginigi.com.au/)

Genmatcha beau-tea-fully presented in a decorative teapot, accompanied by a matching cup and small yet delicate little tea tray in Edward Street, Brisbane (http://niginigi.com.au/)

Giving the customers choice of steeping times for their tea.  Love it!  http://tlicious.com.au

Giving the customers choice of steeping times for their tea.

Pu'erh Tea, Sugar 'N' Spice, Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD.

Pu'erh Tea, Sugar 'N' Spice, Adelaide Street, Brisbane CBD.

China Sencha Tea, Sugar 'N' Spice, Adelaide Street, CBD.  Gentler than its Japanese cousin. Soothing, vegetal with a well rounded mouthfeel.

China Sencha Tea, Sugar 'N' Spice, Adelaide Street, CBD. Gentler than its Japanese cousin. Soothing, vegetal with a well rounded mouthfeel.

Himalayan Black Tea, Queenies in Nundah. Tried with and without lemon.

China Sencha Tea, Sugar 'N' Spice, Adelaide Street, CBD. Gentler than its Japanese cousin. Soothing, vegetal with a well rounded mouthfeel.

Imperial Spice, a warming ceylon black tea from T-licious  http://tlicious.com.au/

Imperial Spice, a warming ceylon black tea from T-licious http://tlicious.com.au/

Tea pot presented with infuser, but where do you place the infuser after it's been used?  Staff enthusiasm for the tea overcame this little oversight at Bleeding Heart Gallery, Ann Street, Brisbane. http://www.bleedingheart.com.au/

Tea pot presented with infuser, but where do you place the infuser after it's been used? Staff enthusiasm for the tea overcame this little oversight at Bleeding Heart Gallery, Ann Street, Brisbane. http://www.bleedingheart.com.au/