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The Tea Ceremony

Basics of a Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu or chado (also pronounced sado). The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony. Tea gatherings are classified as ochakai or chaji.

Chakai is a relatively simple course of hospitality that includes the service of confections, thin tea (usucha), and perhaps a light meal (tenshin).

Chaji is a more formal gathering, usually with a full-course meal (kaiseki), followed by confections, thick tea (koicha), and thin tea. A chaji may last up to four hours.

Source: Wikipedia
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