You have to take your time to brew a good cup of tea. The most amazing 涌溪火青 - sadly I only have a few grams of it left. A little ritual to calm you down, refocus the mind. And dammit, this is like slow torture ... still a bit to go before I can submit that application. No one said it would be easy, but then they neglected to say it would be this tough too.
Let the tea relax, warm up the clay teapot ... quickly pour out the first potful, steep quickly, then drain the water into a covered teacup. And for the first cup at least, forget all your problems, and take a time-out