JAPANESE TEA CEREMONY
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Japanese tea ceremony (cha-no-yu, chado, or sado) is a traditional
ritual influenced by Zen Buddhism in which powdered green tea, or
matcha (抹茶), is ceremonially prepared by a skilled practitioner and
served to a small group of guests in a tranquil setting.
Japanese Tea Ceremony
Cha-no-yu (茶の湯, literally "hot water for tea"), usually refers to a
single ceremony or ritual, while sado or chado (茶道, or "the way of
tea") refer to the study or doctrine of tea ceremony.
Since a tea practitioner must be familiar with the production and
types of tea, with kimono, calligraphy, flower arranging, ceramics,
incense and a wide range of other disciplines and traditional arts in
addition to his or her school's tea practices, the study of tea
ceremony takes many years and often lasts a lifetime. Even to
participate as a guest in a formal tea ceremony requires knowledge of sado, including the prescribed gestures and phrases expected of
guests, and the proper way to take tea and sweets, and general
deportment in the tea room.
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