Athosian Memorial Tea ceremony is a tea ceremony conducted by the Athosians to remember deceased loved ones. After having his DNA altered by an ascension machine and learning that he is going to most likely die, Rodney McKay attempts to aide in releasing his personal burden by preforming acts of kinds for some of his teammates. After learning that the anniversary of the death of Teyla's father was coming up, McKay offers to preform the ceremony for her. Even though he is't sure if you can do it early offers to since he may not be around the next week. (SGA: "Tao of Rodney")
- You should not preform the ceremony alone.
- The person who has lost their loved one does not preform the ceremony, but instead is served the tea by someone else who is participating in it.