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  Tea Ceremony, Tea Culture
The tea ceremonies are the crowning glory of the tea culture.
The tea ceremony is conducted for various purposes: anything from expressing appreciation or asking forgiveness, to creating goodwill among the guests of family reunions or wedding celebrations.
The Japanese tea ceremony was designed in the spirit of the Zen doctrine, according to which spiritual elevation is achieved by engrossing oneself in the small details of daily life.
www.wtea.com /about-tea_teatime-Ceremonies.aspx   (1006 words)

  Honoring the `way of tea' - The Boston Globe
Though she was born in Tokyo, Rodgers, 81, devoted herself to the art of the tea ceremony only after her college-age son announced he had won a scholarship to study the tradition in Japan.
The tea used in chanoyu -- the Japanese word literally means ``hot water for tea," though it is generally translated as ``tea ceremony" -- consists of powdered leaves, chosen from the top of prime, eight-year-old plants.
Rodgers said that in her public tea ceremonies she explains the elements of the ceremony and the implements used and answers questions at the end.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2006/06/29/honoring_the_way_of_tea   (863 words)

 Tea Rituals and Ceremonies | Seven Cups Fine Chinese Tea
The evolution of the Chinese Tea Ceremony mirrors the growth and importance of tea within Chinese culture.
In fact, the spirit of the Chinese Tea Ceremony is described as “he”, “jing”, “yi”, “zhen” which translates to peace, quiet, enjoyment and truth.
Tea ceremonies could be seen in memorial celebrations for both emperors and family ancestors.
sevencups.com /culture/tea-culture-guide/tea-rituals-and-ceremonies   (542 words)

 Tea Ceremony
The tea ceremony (Sado) is a ritual way of preparing and drinking tea.
Tea ceremonies are held in traditional Japanese rooms in cultural community centres or private houses.
The tea is bitter matcha green tea made of powdered tea leaves.
www.japan-guide.com /e/e2096.html   (141 words)

 Tea House - designed for holding Japanese tea ceremonies
The tea house itself is usually built of wood and bamboo, and the only entrance and exit is a small, square door which symbolically separates the small, simple, quiet inside from the crowded, overwhelming outside world, and encourages humility in the host and guests, as all must kneel to enter the room.
Tea houses usually consist of two rooms, one used for the preparation of food, snacks and tea supplies, and the other for the holding of the tea ceremony itself.
Tea houses are purpose-built as a place to hold a tea ceremony and each element is arranged with extreme care.
www.japan-101.com /culture/tea_house.htm   (631 words)

 Tea History and Ceremonies
Tea, Spirituality and The Japanese Tea Ceremony: An Interview with Michael Ricci
The Chinese wedding tea ceremony is one of the most significant event in the modern wedding ceremony, second only to fetching the bride.
The order of service is important as the wedding guests may feel slighted if their rank within the family are not observed during the tea ceremony.
www.tea-first.com /articles-history-ceremonies.htm   (196 words)

  Seven Cups Fine Chinese Tea » Tea Rituals and Ceremonies
Monks began to use tea to teach a respect for nature, humility and an overall sense of peace and calm.
In fact, the spirit of the Chinese Tea Ceremony is described as “he”, “jing”, “yi”, “zhen” which translates to peace, quiet, enjoyment and truth.
Tea ceremonies could be seen in memorial celebrations for both emperors and family ancestors.
www.sevencups.com /tea-ceremonies-rituals.php   (503 words)

  Japanese tea ceremony at AllExperts
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 the tea ceremony takes many years and often lasts a lifetime.
Tea ceremonies may take place outside (in which case some kind of seating will usually be provided for guests, whether benches or chairs, or even tatami) or inside, either in a tea room or a tea house, but tea ceremonies can be performed nearly anywhere.
Seiza is integral to the Japanese tea ceremony.
en.allexperts.com /e/j/ja/japanese_tea_ceremony.htm   (5582 words)

 Shofuso - Group Tea Ceremony
By the 14th century professional tea masters, such as Sen Rikyu, arose and developed the tea ceremony into a choreographed ritual that draws on ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, calligraphy, flower arrangement, gardening, and architecture.
Tea ceremonies at the Japanese House and Garden are lead by Japanese tea masters from the community.
Group tea ceremonies are $250 per group and held in the residential part of the historical house.
www.shofuso.com /pages/teas.html   (671 words)

 Sado/Chado - Tea Ceremony
The tea ceremony (chado or sado) is the ritualized preparation and serving of powdered green tea in the presence of guests.
Tea was first drunk as a form of medicine, and was imbibed in the monasteries as a means of keeping awake during meditation.
Tea of a thick consistency is prepared in silence and one bowl of tea is passed between guests, who drink from the same place on the bowl in a symbolic bonding.
www.sg.emb-japan.go.jp /JapanAccess/sado.htm   (1751 words)

 Nitobe Memorial Garden - Tea Ceremonies
The Urasenke Foundation of Vancouver (see: Urasenke Foundation - San Francisco for related information) hosts tea ceremonies at Nitobe Memorial Garden throughout the summer.
Visitors attending the ceremony can witness the formal preparation of tea and participate as guests.
Tea ceremonies take place on the last Saturday of the month throughout the summer.
www.nitobe.org /teaceremony.php   (288 words)

 Oolong Tea Blog
In the history of chinese tea culture, there were also tea sets made of jade, crystal and agate,etc., but which did not play an important role in the evolution of tea sets because they were expensive, hard to make and of little practical value.
Before the Tang Dynasty(618-907), Chinese tea was exported by land and sea, first to Japan(Today the Japanese tea ceremony is very famous all over the world) and Korea, then to India and Central Asia and, in the Ming and Qing dynasties, to the Arabian Peninsula.
In the early period of the 17th century, Chinese tea was exported to Europe, where the upper class adopted the fashion of drinking tea.
www.wu-long-tea.org /blog   (2540 words)

 Tea ceremonies and religious freedom | csmonitor.com
A case involving a religious tea ceremony argued before the Supreme Court last week has more to it than meets the eye.
What's more, the drinking of the tea in a ceremony about once a month is tightly controlled, and UDV members consider its use outside the ceremony to be sacrilegious.
The tea has no known harmful effects, certainly no more than currently accepted religious practices such as drinking alcoholic beverages, fasting, or circumcision.
www.csmonitor.com /2005/1108/p08s02-comv.htm   (511 words)

 The REPUBLIC of TEA - Exquisite Green Tea, Red Tea, White Tea, Black Tea, Oolong Tea and More.
Although tea is the most imbibed beverage in the world (after good ole aqua purea, of course), most have never experienced the flavor of a true cup of full-leaf tea, brewed from simple, natural, whole leaves.
Our finest teas are made from hand-picked young shoots, the two leaves and bud that sprout from the very tip of the evergreen Camellia bush, which produce the most flavorful cup.
Around the world, at high tea in Devonshire and age-old ceremonies in Japan, tea is brewed and taken together with friends and family in rituals of hospitality and nourishment for both body and soul.
www.republicoftea.com /pages/aboutus.asp   (583 words)

 Korean Tea sets and Tea ceremony
These rites differ from ordinary tea ceremonies and can be categorized as dedication rites for various deities and rituals for offering tea to people.The object of a dedication rite may be Buddha, an ancestral or family god, the god of a mountain, or even the silkworm god.
Tea became a refreshment for dispelling muddled thoughts and inducing self-discipline for those who studied and meditated; not only is tea a stimulant, but its taste depends on a careful,focused preparing.
The Chinese monk Zhaozhou's expression "Have some tea before you go" was often used to mean "drink tea and reach enlightenment on your own." monks considered regular tea ceremonies as a disciplinary measure to purify their minds.
asiarecipe.com /kortea.html   (1013 words)

 Tit Culture:Taipei's Philosophical Tea Masters
Using tea as a simple medium for expressing the complexity of Chinese culture, he has developed elaborate tea ceremonies based on the style common during the Tang dynasty.
Tea master Shen Fu-han (¨H¨j¿«), offended with the extravagance and waste that was becoming fashionable in tea making, has designed ceramic tea equipment which conserves both fuel and water.
Tea is full of vitamins and enzymes which are destroyed by boiling water.
www.sinica.edu.tw /tit/culture/0996_TeaMsters.html   (901 words)

 The Japanese Tea Ceremony (Chaji)
As in virtually every tea ceremony, the host may spend days going over minutiae to insure that this ceremony will be perfect.
The guest then drinks some of the tea, wipes the rim of the bowl, and passes the bowl to the next guest who does the same as the main guest.
The tea bowl is more decorative in style; and guests are individually served a bowl of this forthy brew.
www.holymtn.com /tea/Japanesetea.htm   (1487 words)

 Leaves of Tea
A select group of top-quality web sites all about tea in its many forms and meanings.
Afternoon tea, tea ceremonies, or just a quiet cuppa tea.
We offer information on growing and processing, cooking with tea, where to purchase and sip tea, writings inspired by tea, teapots and tea wares, tea and health, personal pages celebrating the joys of tea, and vendor sites offering the finest teas and accessories.
c.webring.com /webring?ring=cattea;list   (280 words)

 UK Tea Council : Tea 4 Schools : Tea Ceremonies
For many people tea is a popular drink to have with friends.
In many countries around the world, tea drinking is an important social occasion.
Japan, China, Russia and Korea have special tea ceremonies and traditions Click on any of these countries to find out about their tea drinking customs, and then test your knowledge in a quick quiz.
www.tea.co.uk /index.php?pgId=120   (91 words)

 Bigelow Tea | Quality Teas Since 1945
The aim of organizers at 21st Century Leaders, who have arranged the tea mug sales, is to raise a minimum of $3 million for charitable projects that benefit developing countries, help protect the environment and further other worthy causes.
The Tea House Times will be hosting a four-day tea tour, July 29 - August 3, featuring stops at the only fl tea plantation in the U.S., The Charleston Tea Plantation, and other points of historic interest in Charleston and Summerville, South Carolina.
On day one, tea enthusiasts will gain a better understanding of the beginnings of the tea industry in America with a full morning’s visit to the Charleston Tea Plantation.
www.bigelowteablog.com   (1095 words)

 Tea: Purchase White Teas, Green Teas, Oolong Teas, Black Teas, Pu-erh Teas and Herbal Teas
Successive brews of loose tea are poured into small ceramic cups to be shared and appreciated, steep by steep, by a gathering of friends.
This small gaiwan (3 oz size) is perfect for brewing a small amount of tea at a time - the small size allows one to very accurately control how the tea is made.
This bamboo tea ocean is a two part tray with slats in the top surface and a water basin underneath.
www.inpursuitoftea.com /category_s/85.htm   (838 words)

 russian tea ceremonies Search Engine - Directory
Tea Council is an independent non-profit making body dedicated to promoting tea...
The Japanese green tea ceremony is performed on a tatami mat in...
The samovar is the central symbol of the Russian Tea Ceremony.
www.dwipage.com /search/russian_tea_ceremonies   (316 words)

 Asian Tea Ceremonies: Rituals and Meaning
To many people, drinking tea is as simple as drinking plain water, a soft drink, or a beer: to quench thirst.
It is like attending a virtual tea ceremony class for students of any level.
There is a special message of Tea for All Nations, which was written by Brother Joseph Keenan, Ph.D, FSC:.
www.folksonline.com /folks/hh/tours/1998/teacmy.htm   (510 words)

 Etiquette, Ceremony & Tea
When your tea cup is empty, the pourer should remove the lemon slice, pour the tea, and add a fresh slice.
By the 18th century the association with tea and the upper classes was established as ladies introduced the tea tray into their homes featuring expensive Chinese porcelain and Dresden tea sets.
High tea was eaten after a midday between five and six o'clock--and was likely to be a main meal.
teas2dine4.com /etiquette.html   (1346 words)

 Etiquette, Ceremony & Tea
When your tea cup is empty, the pourer should remove the lemon slice, pour the tea, and add a fresh slice.
By the 18th century the association with tea and the upper classes was established as ladies introduced the tea tray into their homes featuring expensive Chinese porcelain and Dresden tea sets.
High tea was eaten after a midday between five and six o'clock--and was likely to be a main meal.
www.teas2dine4.com /etiquette.html   (1346 words)

 Rec.food.drink.tea FAQ
Tea is a drink made by infusing leaves of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis, or Thea sinensis) in hot water.
The name 'tea' is also used to refer to the leaves themselves; and it is also the name of a mid- to late-afternoon meal in the British Isles and associated countries, at which tea (the drink) is served along with various foods.
Jasmine tea ranges from abysmal stuff, where the flowers are used to mask the poor quality of the tea, to truly remarkable (and remarkably costly) delicacies.
pages.ripco.net /~c4ha2na9/tea/faq.html   (10598 words)

 japanese tea ceremonies
Tea ceremonies are held in traditional Japanese rooms in cultural...
The Japanese tea ceremony is a metaphysical/religious ritual centered around tea...
"Tea with us became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life." Okakura's The Book of Tea.
www.coffee-tea-shop.com /japanese-tea-ceremonies.html   (298 words)

 british tea ceremonies Search Engine - Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the east, tea ceremonies differ among countries, Japan's complex, formal and...
Japanese green tea ceremonies have been honoured for centuries and are...
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 BBC - h2g2 - Japanese Tea Ceremonies
The Japanese tea ceremony (cha no yu - hot water tea or chadou/sadou - the way of tea) can be very elaborate; there are prescribed ways not only of making and drinking the tea, but also of the whole setting where the ceremony is performed.
The guest is offered the tea by the host, who turns the tea bowl twice to the right, so the front faces the guest (the front is indicated by the design on the tea bowl).
The tea bowl is picked up with the right hand, rested on the left palm and the bowl is then turned twice in a clockwise direction.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A3651400   (819 words)

 Traditional Tea Ceremonies
Then she takes the first course of tea sandwiches and a plate of fruit, the second course of scones then the third course of petite sweets and English cookies (or other courses depending on the menu selected).
This Tea is Traditionally Served in the late morning.
Children traditionally took this tea in the nursery with their parents or nannies.
www.heidishomecatering.com /traditionaltea.shtml   (416 words)

 Green Tea Descriptions - China and Japan Green Teas - Relax Sip & Enjoy - Sarasota Florida Tea House
A strong-bodied green tea with hints of sweet and earthy flavors.
Made from toasted green tea leaves, it produces and amber or light brown liquid.
Tea has a pronounced sweet flavor and aroma.
www.relaxsipenjoy.com /green_tea_descriptions.aspx   (292 words)

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