Ironic you reply dealing with 'tea time' today...I had just purchased a tea set and tea, and had planned on starting the tea ritual today. Looking forward to it, save scrubbing it down(came from a thrift shop). I thought the ritual might calm my son down a bit...he's been extraordinarily hyper lately, and expressing it violently. Not good.
I find these rituals you've described very interesting; going to try giving them a shot...especially the 'face wash'. I get stressed easily, and I wear it on my face.
I'm finding nuts and seeds do go a long way...except me with almonds. I love them too much!
Thanks for all the advice! Going to share the Qigong and Tai Chi techniques with my husband as well. He'll find it interesting.