The Chinese Way of Tea is called the Chinese Tea Ceremony. It is a cultural activity that includes the ceremonial making and presenting of the tea leaf. It is the art of the performance that is the tea ceremony.
In common ceremonial teas, matcha is made of powdered green tea leaves, and minced green tea leaves that are dried make green tea and also help make black tea and sometimes jasmine tea. Chamomile and dried fruits can also be found in popular teas.
They actually just celebrate tea. Tea ceremonies are about demonstrating - or even performing - the proper art of teamaking, and then drinking that tea with friends.
In a Japanese tea ceremony you are either invited by the tea master or someone arranges a ceremony at a tea house and they invite you as a guest. However at events in temples you just need to pay for a ticket
The serving of the tea is the respect, because to host is humbling himself to serve the guests and this is respect.
To connect with other people in a tranquil setting while enjoying a shared experience in the form of an art.
It's not really a ceremony, but rather a ceremonious way of preparing and drinking tea. "Tea Ceremony" is just what we call it in English. In Japanese it's called "The Way of Tea."
Japanese tea ceremony began in Japan, but other countries and cultures have their own tea ceremonies as well.
If you mean how many people are invited to an average formal tea ceremony, the answer is between 2 and 5.
If you mean how many people practice tea ceremony, the answer is probably in the millions.
The answer depends on many, many variables. Which specific ceremony, where it will take place and for what occasion, who will be attending and various other questions. In general, to learn the most basic way of preparing and serving tea will take most students 6 months to a year, but to put on a full-length (4.5 hour) ceremony will take at least 5 years of minimum once-per-week study.
Approximately 4.5 hours.
Most surviving ceramics from this period appear to be tea sets for use in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, or chanoyu.
Very simply put, the host prepares and serves sweets and tea (and in the case of a formal tea ceremony a meal and sake as well), and the guests receive them.
Naturally there's a whole lot more to it than that.
At minimum you need a bowl, a tea whisk, tea, a tea scoop, and a source of hot water.
Of course, this will be for a very informal and incomplete version. For the most basic formal Japanese tea ceremony you will need:
- a tray
- a waste water container
- a tea brazier
- a tea ceremony kettle
- a tea bowl
- a tea scoop
- a tea whisk
- a fukusa (a special silk cloth)
- a natsume (tea caddy)
- a chakin (a special linen cloth) - sweets - a sweet dish or tray
Plus of course several months if not at least a year of training
Because kimonos are the traditional clothing of Japan, and so tea ceremony developed to accommodate kimonos. For instance, the silk cloth used to purify the tea equipment is kept tucked in the obi (sash) and the paper used for eating sweets is kept tucked in the front of the kimono. Various movements are designed to move sleeves out of the way, and so on.
The Japanese drink almost exclusively green tea, but drink many different types of it.
In Japan tea can be drunk hot or cold, but hot is the most popular way. Hot tea is nearly always drunk plain. Other popular types include barley tea or "mugicha," oolong tea, black tea and mixed black and herb teas. All of these can be bought in vending machines.
There are tons of other types, too, that can be bought dry and are made from different varieties and parts of the tea plant: for example, "gyokuro" is the very top grade of green tea, "kariganecha" is made from the stems instead of the leaves, "hojicha" is roasted, and sometimes brown rice is brewed with tea to make "genmaicha." A basic type of green tea, common in Japan but less common in the West is called "bancha".
Japan has been through a very bad quake and is trying to cool there nucular power plants
The people of India are known to be very good farmers and use their lands for agricultural practices. However, there are some people who engage in activities like deforestation which may cause negative effects.