- Hand-painted with Japanese characters meaning good fortune and long life
- Distinctly Japanese tea set is perfect for good green tea!
- Includes a 16oz teapot with four 4oz tea cups
Fun Fact - Japanese Tea Ceremony
The Japanese tea ceremony (cha-no-yu, chado, or sado) is a traditional ritual influenced by Zen Buddhism in which powdered green tea, or matcha, is ceremonially prepared by a skilled practitioner and served to a small group of guests in a tranquil setting.
Cha-no-yu (literally "hot water for tea"), usually refers to a single ceremony or ritual, while sado or chado (or "the way of tea") refer to the study or doctrine of tea ceremony.
Since a tea practitioner must be familiar with the production and types of tea, with kimono, calligraphy, flower arranging, ceramics, incense and a wide range of other disciplines and traditional arts in addition to his or her school's tea practices, the study of tea ceremony takes many years and often lasts a lifetime. Even to participate as a guest in a formal tea ceremony requires knowledge of sado, including the prescribed gestures and phrases expected of guests, and the proper way to take tea and sweets, and general deportment in the tea room.