#1) Established Order is the preeminent set of rules governing contemporary tea culture.

#2) Contemporary Tea Culture includes tea tasting, teaware, tea presentation, and modern tea ceremonies.

#3) Only individuals designated as Tea Cognoscenti may modify Established Order rules during fall harvest.

#4) There are three acceptable name for drinking tea. “Tea Sesh” (includes spills on tea tray), “Tea Session” (no spills), and “Tea Ceremony” (formal gathering and presentation). Never should this activity be referred to as “tea time”.

#5) The highest praise in tea culture is “Seated to La Scala”

#6) The first pour into a tea cup must overflow