"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."
DIY Herbal Tea (From Your Own Backyard)! Full tutorial at www.nwedible.com/herbal-tea/
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)
India and Tea Posters from the 40's
"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/
Japanese Tea Ceremony Video - A Japanese Tea Ceremony is both an art form & a ritual. Learning how to make tea is not that difficult. But understanding the true meaning of the ceremony & the correct usage of the tea tools. One must be able to appreciate the 4 basic elements of the tea ceremony: harmony, respect, purity, & tranquility / ifood.tv
Wagashi (Japanese sweets) and green tea
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