At one of our evenings we’ve spent in Kyoto, just like many other millions of tourists, we went to a traditional evening at Gion Corner, where they perform a tea ceremony, music, flower arrangement art, a comic play, Kyoto dance style and a puppet play. As soon as the show starts, the announcer asks the question starting with “Who would like to…” I recommend you to raise your hand without thinking (like me).
I was sitting at the very back raw of the show and raised my hand immediately (Yes, I was lucky to receive a hint in advance, just like you did now). So I was invited near the stage, to be served traditional tea, and since the tea ceremony takes quite a long time, together with the other shows going on the stage, I enjoyed my matcha cookies and tea with joy.
All I had to do is to obey the rules, written on a peace of paper on the tea table, like how I should hold the tea cup, when I should start, what I should do while waiting, etc.
You can get more information about the show here.
So before finishing, let me explain the question in your mind. What does it have to do with “One meet, one chance”
For the person making a tea for you, it is very important to impress you, because, there might not be a second chance for her to serve tea. Therefore, you can be sure that Japanese tea is intended to be the best tea of the server.