Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

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The Japanese Tea Ceremony, or Chanoyu, is a cultural ritual in which Matcha tea is prepared and drank in a delicate fashion. It's influence comes from Zen Buddhism, and has evolved to represent the aesthetic of Wabi, or "quiet elegance".

Pictured in this scene is a hand-crafted Japanese tea bowl (chawan) with a tea scoop (chashaku) resting on top. A red lacquer tea caddy (Natsume) and tea wisk (chasen) sits to the right. A pine themed iron tea pot with matching trivet accompanies the scene but traditionally matcha tea is mixed with hot water and does not need to be steeped.