Learn how to be humble in Japanese tea ceremony art

Drinking tea ceremony is a cultural beauty of Japan, through drinking tea will help you learn more interesting qualities of that Japanese.

The land of cherry blossoms with long-standing culture has brought to the world a unique traditional art of Japanese people - the art of enjoying tea ceremony. In the style of Japanese tea drinking, we can see it exuding the solemn, respectful look of the tea offering and the tea ceremony.

Tea ceremony in Japan is not simply a tea-drinking rule, but above all is an effective means to purify the soul by blending with nature, thereby cultivating the mind to achieve enlightenment.

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The tea ceremony in Japan began to take shape in the beginning of the 13th century, you only have tea clergy to focus your thoughts. By the middle of the fourteenth century (Muromachi period), drinking tea was popularized to the common people. Japanese tea drinks are like Chinese people, mainly enjoying the scenery, moisturizing, enjoying the taste of tea. Currently, Japanese tea is divided into Matcha tea and Tao tea roasted.

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When we are invited to enjoy tea, we will be invited into a small room dedicated to enjoying tea. In this room is decorated quite simple, elegant architecture and small in size. A special thing when entering this room is that most owners wear a luxurious traditional Kimono and always smile to welcome guests to enjoy tea.

When we went into the tea room a rule we should keep in mind is not to step on the blue border of the tatami cushion on the floor, but to step over. Then you will have to form a row of 3 people, then kneel down according to the Japanese tea ceremony. After everyone stabilized their seats, the owner of the Kimono outfit, gently pulled out the Japanese-style door, then knelt on the floor, lowered his head, and pressed the floor with his hands, then slowly move the body, kneel in the classroom.

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After moving a few times, the owner moved a little bit of the tray full of breakfast, after many kneeling movements she just arrived in front of everyone. For those who first enjoy tea ceremony, it would be surprising to the humility of the people here.

Japanese tea drinking is not the same as the way of drinking lips that Vietnamese and Chinese often do. Japanese people eat a piece of pastry before drinking tea, the cake will make the tea taste more outstanding and is often made from sweet potato flour and bean flour. When holding a cup of tea, the picture printed on the tea cup must be directed to the outside, then respectfully told the person sitting next to me not to use the tea, "I drink first!", Then it is my turn to drink tea . The Japanese people drink a relatively large amount of tea, so in one or two drinks, one cup of tea will be consumed. And drinking a cup of tea has to be drained without a single drop in the cup. After drinking the cup of tea, you turn the cup and give it back to the owner. Finally, put your hand on the tatami mat placed in front of your knee, then put your head in gratitude.

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Each person who offers tea every time has to repeat the small and complicated movements and ceremonies, so do tea drinkers, and have to drink tea according to such rituals and rules. By enjoying this tea ceremony, we can see that the tea giver and the tea drinker all expressed their respect for the opponent like rituals in the ancient court. You can see the costumes, the tea set to the paintings and the flower arrangement in the tea room imbued with the spirit of the tea ceremony.

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Japanese tea ceremony, making tea and drinking tea are inseparable. The most important person in a tea ceremony is the one who makes tea. The manipulation of the tea brewer expresses the infinite reverence when giving his heart for tea drinkers. It is this respect and humility that will make the tea making process more standard as well as attract those who participate in this ceremony. Perhaps this is the main spirit of tea ceremony.