Samurai influence on tea in Japan
The Samurai had once great influence in Japan and much of the Japanese culture of nowadays has its roots from the time Samurai ruled the country. These great warriors of elevated status were the armies and police of their time. The Samurai often had lots of free time and so they looked for ways to entertain themselves. Tea was one of the ways for them to do that. Some of their customs are still implemented these days during a tea ceremony. Comming soon . . .