Every since I saw the movie “Karate Kid 2” where Daniel(san) sits and has tea served to him by his Japanese girlfriend, I just wanted to know more about this sacred ceremony. Years had passed and I forgot about it, until a few years ago when I once again got curious about this tea ceremony. There is something so special and meaningful of seeing a drink served through one’s heart through many hand movements. There is an art to this process. When you give a drink as simple as tea known as “Matcha” to your guest in Japan, it’s a ritual. It may look simple to most, but the hand movements have to be absolutely perfect with each gesture.
I love challenges and hope to begin learning about this process next year sometime.
Believe it or not, there are many variations of the tea ceremony. I can tell specifically when it comes to laying down the spoon. Here is the version I like the best in the link below.
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