Assam and Darjeeling…some of you may have heard those words thrown around (I know I have).
While the English are known for drinking copious amounts of tea, we all know by now that they did not invent the leaf. So…how did the leaf migrate from Asia to the British Isles?
And now….we will take a look at how the Japanese Tea Ceremony progresses.
Like any aspect of a Japanese Ceremony, every little detail has its own name and importance…let’s look at a guests’ etiquette.
When it comes to a simple Japanese Tea Ceremony, it is anything but simple. Especially when it comes to the utensils.
There are those that believe that these beautiful works of art came from an ancient Chinese tradition…
Whenever I walked into a tea shop, I had always seen the bamboo whisk pictured above but could never figure out what it had to do with tea…apparently it is all in the matcha.
This man shaped what we know today to be the chanoyu, or the Japanese “Way of Tea” and Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Here’s a fun fact for you: there are teas that are not made from tea leaves. Gasp!