An Essay About Tea Ceremony

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Tea is a hot drink made by infusing crushed dried leaves from a tea-plant. The English word “tea” comes from the Chinese word “te” (pronounced as “tay”) which means tea (Marcus, 2016). In the History of Tea article, it is said that “tea” has been with us since 2700 B.C. When China’s mythical emperor Shennong lived, he had tasted all of the herbs known to man including tea leaves, he was regarded as the father of Chinese medicine. Even though many people prepare tea differently it seems that a few countries prepare it in a more traditional way. The places that make tea traditionally would be China, Japan, and Britain. In China they started out using it as a medical treatment, now they prepare it as a celebratory tea ceremony called the …show more content…
The second step is preparing the tea room, which means the tea garden and the tea house has to be very clean. The third step is the guest responsibilities like arriving a few minutes earlier, changing footwear selected and washing his/her hand thoroughly. The fourth step is handling the right tools: tea bowl, bamboo whisk, bamboo tea scoop, matcha powder sifter, bamboo ladle, and a large kettle (“All Things Tea”, 2014). The water can only be heated in a kettle and then it is poured into a tea bowl with 3 scoops of powder per person (“8 Rules, Follow You Must, for a Successful Japanese Tea Ceremony”, 2014). The tea is made by whisking the mixture only with a chosen. The fifth step is preparing the tea, which is an art and the proper technique are shown in handling the tools and the precision and graceful movements are imminent for the choreography of this ceremony. The sixth step is receiving the tea and the first guest receives the tea first and then swirls the bowl three times and avoid drinking from the front of the bowl. The seventh step is passing the bowl of tea when they are done they wipe the rim and pass it to the next person the same. A bit of small talk about the history of the instrument of the tea ceremony or a light discussion, in general, is preferred when passing the bowl. The eighth and last step is appreciating the efforts of the

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