"Tea is a collaboration between humans and nature. The Chinese character for tea ─ 茶chá ─ contains within it the radical characters for a plant, a tree and a person, with the whole character representing the harmonious ecosystem between them. Every tea style that exists is a product of the intervention of humans ─ there is no black or green tea plant and any style of tea can be made from any type of Camellia Sinensis, although certain styles benefit certain places or times of the year." – Jonathan Nunn, 2020
Ichi-go ichi-e (一期一会), is a Japanese idiom that is often translated as “for this time only,” “never again,” or “one chance in a lifetime.” The term reminds people to cherish any gathering that they may take part in, citing the fact that many meetings in life are not repeated. Even when the same group of people can get together again, a particular gathering will never be replicated, and thus, each moment is always once-in-a-lifetime.