Tea houses and galleries are solitude for me. When I need to step back, ponder, or work through situations, I find these spaces. The quality of tea is determined by the quality of care that is given. Sometimes, in order to have the best taste, you must filter separately before enjoying your tea. Just like that tea, you have to take care of yourself, mentally, emotionally, spiritually... You need to steep and absorb the situation or circumstance you are in. Give yourself time to understand it completely. Then, you need to filter out drama, people, stress, negativity, etc. All the things that aren’t needed for you to enrich and better yourself, get rid of them. Only then can you face life in the right mindset. Steep. Filter. Process.