Take a look at this blog, Tea Masters.
Today's entry is an entertaining, and at the same time poignant, comparison of the beach and tea tasting. The article is lovely to read. Stephane's language in his description of how to use a gaiwan to taste a new tea is delicious. I particularly enjoy his description of the different ways to pour the water..."pour the first water with a strength in harmony"..."pour the water in a circle on the rim."
Thank you, Stephane, for sharing your knowledge, skills, and imagery!