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  tea as Chinese symbol for friendship

 

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In China, tea is a symbol for friendship and camaraderie, and Chinese people always use tea to welcome guests in their home, filling a cup of tea for only seven-tenths of its capacity, believing that the other thirty percent will be filled with friendship and affection, in line with Confucius' wisdom: ‘behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest’.