I had a Japanese roommate for a semester in college and we shared a love of tea, getting to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony is on my 'bucket list'!    Japanese Woman in a Kimono Making Tea

Tea Ceremony: Destination Japan

Here's what it's like to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Uji, Japan. A visit to Nakamura Tokichi Honten, a 160-year-old Japanese green tea company just outside of Kyoto, Japan that offers tourists the opportunity to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

A Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony in Uji, Japan

Japanese tea ceremony. www.teacampaign.ca Source: see below.

Maiko serving tea for a 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 tea.

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The tea ceremony is a well-known ritual, but as you probably have seen it is also a value to the Chinese culture.

Whether you attend a formal ceremony or simply invite some friends to a tea party of your own design, bringing mindfulness into your life and daily rituals can cultivate a spirit of harmony and peace.

The Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Ode to Harmony

Like so many traditional Japanese arts, the formal tea ceremony called chado, or “the Way of Tea,” is an ode to harmony.

The ritual preparation of tea is very simple, simplicity is one of the basics for preparing a bowl of green tea for the guests. However, each step of the preparation has fixed movements, and utensils have to be placed at pre-decided locations on the Tatami mat. It is drinking tea and serving tea with a lot of spiritual depth and a deep silence and serenity.

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Graduation Tea Ceremony, tobakobon (box with kiseru/pipe smoking utensils).

Check out our guide to 'What You Need To Know about Japanese Green Tea'!

What You Need To Know About Japanese Green Tea

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Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go beyond this world and enter a realm apart. No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering agent more benign. ~ James Norwood Pratt / Japanese tea ceremony. Sado 茶道

Tea is a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go beyond this world and enter a realm apart.

Matcha is a stone-ground powdered green tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. According to 8th century Zen Buddhist Eisai matcha is the ultimate mental and medical remedy and has the ability to make ones life more full and complete. : @urbanxkoi #VisitjapanAU #JapanRevealed by visitjapanau

Matcha is a stone-ground powdered green tea used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies.

The Kimono Gallery

Japanese Tea Ceremony - so beautiful and a true art form done properly. January is National Hot Tea Month

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