This CNN article gives an interesting look at the art of tea making in China. Here is a brief excerpt.
Tea master Wong Sun Chun has been studying the art of tea making and drinking for more than 30 years. He says the Chinese tea ceremony is very different from the Japanese style.
"In Japan, it is not an art form, but more like a culture," he says. "It is more important for them to focus on how to drink tea. All the steps you have to follow are very rigid. But Chinese tea is more like an art form. It's the taste that is more important to use so it's a lot more basic and less complicated."
See http://www.cnn.com/FOOD/news/9911/12/china.tea for the full article