Japanese tea ceremony. Woman places her hand on the bamboo scoop that is resting on the container of ceremonial matcha tea.

Tea Ceremony

The First Recorded Tea Ceremony

The First Recorded Tea Ceremony

The Importance of Tea as a Ceremony Many cultures around the world share a cup of tea in a ceremonial way. It is incorporated into other social rituals like weddings. But it can also be served as a spiritual tradition. The first account of tea being shared in a...

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony

In 2008, on one of my frequent trips to Japan, I had the fortunate opportunity to attend the Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony, an event that takes place once each year. (Read more about the annual Tokyo Grand Tea Ceremony).Leading-edge technology, fashion, and consumerism are...

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony

A Glimpse Into the Tea Ceremony

Sadou, chadou or even cha-no-yu--as it is often called--is the beautiful, meditative, and serene Japanese ritual of ceremonial tea. It’s also a life’s work for those attempting to master it. But one can never master sadou because it is an on-going meditative practice...