Do you Know How to Thank Someone for Tea in China?

If you have ever been to a Chinese restaurant, you will know they normally serve tea with the meal, and Chinese people have a special way of thanking the waiter for tea, placing two fingers on the table. Here is the story behind this tradition….

Emperor Qianlong from the Qing Dynasty (1644 – 1911) loved to drink to tea. He also liked to take trips around the country, dressed as commoner so he wouldn’t be recognized.

On one of his tours, south of the Yangtze River, he had this sudden craving for tea. So he and his servant went into a tea house, and he actually poured some tea for his servant.

Now this is something that almost never happens, and normally the servant would immediately get down on his knees and kowtow to the emperor for this great honor, but he didn’t want to break the emperor’s disguise, so the quick thinking servant, bent his first two fingers, and touch the knuckles to the table, to represent him kneeling. This has become a tradition.

Check out the video for a more detailed look…

 
 
 
 
 

President Trump Strikes Nerve With North Korea

President Trump Strikes Nerve With North Korea
North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-Un responded forcefully to President Donald Trump's UN speech, vowing to make the United ...
READ MORE >
 

Defiant Iran Says it Will Boost Missile Capabilities

Defiant Iran Says it Will Boost Missile Capabilities
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday that his regime will boost its missile capabilities in an apparent ...
READ MORE >
 
US

Senator John McCain Says He Won’t Support Republicans’ Healthcare Bill

Senator John McCain Says He Won’t Support Republicans’ Healthcare Bill
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced on Friday that he will not vote in favor of a bill that ...
READ MORE >
 

A North Korea Nuclear Test Over the Pacific? Logical, Terrifying

A North Korea Nuclear Test Over the Pacific? Logical, Terrifying
SEOUL/TOKYO — Detonating a nuclear-tipped missile over the Pacific Ocean would be a logical final step by North Korea to prove the ...
READ MORE >
 

Vivienne Tam X ‘Monster Hunt’ at New York Fashion Week

Vivienne Tam  X ‘Monster Hunt’ at New York Fashion Week
On September 10, fashion designer Vivienne Tam showcased her Spring/Summer 2018 collection at NYFW. But this time, her ...
READ MORE >