Kei is the ability to understand and accept others, even those who we may be in disagreement with. When we are kind to others, and can humble ourselves, we can receive respect. With tea, the host thinks of the guest and the guest of the host. It is this continued sharing and consideration that makes the tea gathering both memorable and successful. Ideally, everyone in the tea room is of the same social standing. It is important to treat everything and everyone with the same respect. Treat utensils of various quality the same. The price of an object should not dictate how it is treated. Extending a pure heart and true respect can be achieved.