Thai girl preparing hot tea. This photo was taken at Yoyogi park during the Thailand festival. The girl pours the hot tea from one pot to another at first closely held, but slowly increasing the height of one pot. This practice is common in Southeast Asian countries.
The height from which the tea is poured from one pot or cup to another one can have a big effect on the taste of the drink. Some experts say this process increases the oxidization. Apart from oxidization, this helps to cool the tea. Tea lovers say the difference in the taste is the one to be experienced and this is the reason why this ritual is performed in countries like Thailand, Malaysia, India, Myanmar etc.