Tea ceremony

How to properly conduct a tea ceremony.

How to properly conduct a tea ceremony.

For Japan and China, the tea ceremony is a tradition that dates back many thousands of years. If you have ever seen a real tea ceremony, then you will definitely want to repeat the ceremony at home. How difficult is it? Read our article.
How to hold a tea ceremony at home.
The Japanese and Chinese are known for their unique philosophy, their ability to find the beautiful in details that are invisible to Europeans is amazing. And it is the Chinese tea ceremony that is able to show the true beauty of the tea leaf and the grace of the dance of the tea leaves, so that the participant will plunge into the ancient mystery of this rite. Harmony, cleanliness, peace, respect – these are the main requirements for the place and participants of the ceremony. so that, preferably, the room in which you plan to gather was, guests are freed from unnecessary furniture and objects ideal, decor is semi-dark and lunch time.
Tea room set for the ceremony.
In order to hold a fabulous drinking action at home, you will need a tea set for the tea room. The ceremony must be attended by a special lid with a bowl, or gaivani, a wooden dostochka cha-teapot, baths for brewing, a teapot for tea leaves, tea pairs for Tea. tasting a lot of additional details – a folding scoop for tea leaves, tweezers and a stick for the spout of punching from the brew, and so on.
How to properly brew Completely.
tea, 100% compliance with the rules of the tea room for the ceremony of an ordinary resident of Ukraine or Russia, but it is in our power to get as close as possible to the standard of true connoisseurs of tea and eastern traditions, the atmosphere of the ceremony, the quality of water and tea is important. Best of all, for these purposes, the pure taste of well water, or rain meltwater, is suitable. If the tea set is new, then it should be boiled in a tea infusion to create a noble plaque on the sides of earthenware – an ethereal film.
For tea brewing, you need to take the water of the first and boil the second, until large bubbles appear. From the “old”, water perekipevshey good tea will not work. In a bowl-pour gaiwan 5g of tea and pour the first boiling water on the second half. The time of infusing depends on the variety of tea and tea from 2 to 4 minutes. Then, from the bowl, the tea is poured into the cups so that the lid of the gaiwan does not smell, but rises and remains in the cup.
How to drink time during the tea ceremony.
Any additives in sugar (tea, honey, syrup) are excluded – according to the sages of the East, all this distorts the true taste of tea. After drinking small sips of 3\4 bowls, the remaining part is again poured with fresh boiling water. and if the tea is of high quality, then you can brew it 3-4 times. The first infusion is weak, very, but light and fragrant. The second – most fully displays all the taste nuances. The modern tea ceremony in China is conducted with the utmost care, respecting the traditions of all. The Chinese even have a saying-that, the statement is delicious only the second brew is. But tea is related only to special gaivanyam-dishes. Brewing in an ordinary cup spoils even the taste of elite tea.
Who makes the tea?
The host of the tea ceremony in Japan invites guests, prepares the room and dishes, brews all the tea according to the rules of high art and treats them Very much. it is very important to remain calm during this process, try not to pour water in the vessels, not to spill tea in the bowls. According to the Eastern belief, a cup poured out of water can bring trouble to the house, so your movements should be unhurried and smooth.
The main rule of the tea ceremony.
time to forget about the everyday hustle and bustle and pressing problems. what, Remember the essence of the tea ceremony – the soulful art of conversation, the beautiful things that we sing: surrounded by birds outside the window, the sunset is wonderful or a branch of cherry blossoms blooming in the garden.