JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
Drinking the tea during the ceremony is done in complete peace and quiet.
One sits in a meditative squat.
The traditional tea ceremony is part of a meditation technique of Zen Buddhism and is therefore bound by strict rules and regulations regarding the actions and the place.
The tea ceremony is held in a Japanese tea house where the decor is tailored to Zen and Feng-Shui in order to
promote the flow of energy.
A Japanese tradition in which drinking tea has been elevated to an art form.
A tea ceremony consists of a series of predetermined actions that are performed one after the other in order to fully enjoy the tea and to maintain various traditions in Japan.
Tea ceremonies are divided into 2 categories
CHAKAI is a relatively simple gathering that combines sweets,
thin tea / usucha and sometimes a light meal.
CHAJI, is a 4 hour ceremony held in a tea house much more formal and usually includes a full Kaiseki meal followed by sweets,
thick tea / koicha) and thin tea.