Read about how the Japanese Tea Ceremony was established over more than a thousand of years.
There are various ways to prepare a bowl of tea, basic winter and summer preparations are explained here in short.
Basic preparation of a bowl of tea in summer explained her in full detail.
Basic preparation of a bowl of tea in winter explained her in full detail.
Finish the Tea ceremony in case of Furo (summer)
During preparation of tea, a set ritual of changing the charcoal is explained her in detail.
After the great master Sen no Rikyu, three of his grandsons continued practicing the Tea Ceremony by establishing their own schools.
Learn how to attend a Tea Ceremony as a guest.
The smallest details are considered when the host is preparing for a tea ceremony.
A full Tea Ceremony consists of thick green-tea, followed by a traditional meal and thin green-tea.
Many styles and sizes of rooms for the Tea Ceremony are being used.
Japanese traditional woven bamboo flooring is always used during traditional Temae.
Around Japan there are many beautiful tea houses which were designed and build by famous tea masters.
Carefully designed gardens lead the path to the tea room.
glossary of the basic tea utensils needed to perform the Tea Ceremony.
Glossary and terms of parts and places in as well as around the tea house.
Glossary and terms of parts and objects in the tea garden.
Glossary of the various types of Tea Ceremony.
Glossary of utensils and material used during the Charcoal Procedure.
Glossary of items the host and guest carry with them during the Temae.
Glossary of objects used as decoration.
A list of polite language used for communication between the host and guests as well as between guests.
Glossary of parts, processes, and people related to Temae.
detailed description of the kitchen which is located next to or near the tea room for the host to prepare utensils and other equipment before starting the tea ceremony.
All the utensils get their share of attetion and care according to their rank.
Much thought and care goes into selecting and combining utensils and objects for the Tea Ceremony.
A little history, varieties, and utensils made of ceramics.
It's picture or writing give subtle hints as to what theme that unique tea meeting is held.
From drinking green-tea in China thousands of years ago to current Iemotos in Japan.
Words, phrases, idioms, and expressions written in Chinese characters using a brush and ink.
Origin and usage of the leaves of a green tea plant (Camellia sinensis).
Links to essays for further reading.
Varieties and names of typical Japanese candy, cakes, and cookies used for the tea ceremony.
The art of flower arranging has to be studied in order to properly hold a tea meeting.
Founder or grand master of a certain school of art. Used to describe both people and a system of familial generations in traditional Japanese arts.
Search here for links and contact information if you wish to attend tea ceremony classes out side of Japan.
Proper behaviour and attire when attending a tea ceremony.
Samurai have greatly infuenced the way tea ceremony is performed today.