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.

Japanese matcha tea

Matcha is the powdered green tea used for centuries in the Japanese tea ceremony. It is also used in other foods, like ice cream, smoothies, and chocolates.

Tea Ceremony Scroll: Painting by Tanomura Chikuden (1777-1835) Edo Period (1600-1868)

Antique Japanese Art Scroll Painting Tea Ceremony Set by Tanomura Chikuden

"The Japanese tea ceremony(Cha-kai,茶会), also called the Way of Tea(sadō, 茶道), is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. 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."

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.

Japanese tea room, Chashitsu 茶室

Japanese tea room, Chashitsu 茶室 with total silence, tranquility and simplicity - this is Zen art

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