Japanese Tea Ceremony

Japanese Tea Ceremony

Join us in eteaket for our first ever Japanese Tea Ceremony conducted by the renowned Mio Shapely. It’s on Wednesday 28 April 2010 from 7.30-9pm and costs £29.99 per person (including Matcha and Japanese sweets). Please email hello@eteaket.co.uk or call 0131 226 2982 to book.

When tea is made with water drawn from the depths of mind
Whose bottom is beyond measure,
We really have what is called cha-no-yu.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi


Rules of Etiquette for Guests at a Japanese Tea Ceremony (reproduced from: http://www.holymtn.com/tea/teaetiquette.htm)

  • Be prompt in arriving so your host can begin on time.
  • Remove your shoes when entering a Japanese home — the host will provide slippers to wear.
  • Drink the entire portion of tea (it will not be large) and eat everything served.
  • Turn the tea bowl slightly to avoid drinking tea from the front side.
  • Each implement used in a tea gathering (including scroll, flowers, and food) has been thoughtfully selected by your host and has special meaning. They should be treated as objects of appreciation. Admire them and compliment your host with sincerity. This is the most important responsibility of a guest.

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