As a Chinese, I'm very used to preparing tea the ceremonial way, even at work. This seems to be not a great idea in the West, because it's seen as a waste of time. I don't really agree with this. Preparing tea allows me time for self-reflection and take a step back to look at the challenges of a day. Serving the ceremonial way during clients meeting allows me to bond with them and get to know them. Built trust, and therefore have a successful cooperation. I also find that tea during team meeting triggers creativity. So why not a tea ceremony in Western settings? What do you think?