mobbe'luchugh QaQqu' Hegh wani'
Death is an
experience best shared
Two friends share
poisoned tea to test their bravery and prove the quote above.
Paying tribute to warriors who have battled side by side as well as to
the dignity of death in battle.
The Tea Ceremony takes place between wars to reinforce the central
warlike culture and nature of Klingon's.
A tray set with two plain delicate cups, a stone teapot and a thorn
covered branch with a single blossom midway up the branch is all that
is needed for this ceremony. One warrior strips several thorns
from the branch and puts them is the hot water of the teapot. The
other warrior places petals of the blossoms of the flower in each cup,
then pours the tea through the petals into the cup.
The Tea Ceremony is a test pf bravery, of ones ability to look into
the face of both mortality and death. And it is also a reminder
that death is an experience best shared, like the tea.