"The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation & presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the tea ceremony."
和菓子『花ごろも〜Uirou』 Ricecake confectioneries flavored with cherry. Rice cake with cherry blossom petals are just like Japanese kimono. Please enjoy them with greentea, tea, champagne and wine. ＊styling / photo / pot ,cups and sweets : Midori Morohoshi(http://ameblo.jp/greenonthetable/imagelist.html)
Tea leaves and canisters
Wagashi (Japanese sweets) and green tea
Autumn tea party
"That’s why people lose intelligence: for the simple reason that they are so tired. If the mind can have little rest, if you can leave the mind alone for a few hours every day, if once in a while you can give the mind a holiday, it will be rejuvenated; it will come out more intelligent, more efficient, more skillful." --Osho, Waking Times http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/10/26/meditation-rest-rest-makes-mind-efficient/
Tea from around the world ~ Did you know that tea is second only to water as the most common beverage in the world?