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					     Top 10 Facts
About Preparing Matcha
The Japanese Way


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 I. The Japanese Tea Ceremony
 Chanoyu, Sado or Ocha in Japanese
 refer to the Japanese tea ceremony where
 green tea, called Matcha is served.




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It is a ritual that is almost like a
dance, with each step and
gesture totally focused on the
guests       who       are   called
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 The placement of tea utensils during a
 ceremony is important. Tea is also
 served with other Japanese sweets.




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II. History of the Japanese
Tea Ceremony
From China, tea seeds were brought to
Japan.
They were grown
in Buddhist
temples and
drank by monks
for medicinal
purposes.
III. Types of Japanese Tea Ceremony
                  There are different
                 kinds of ceremonies
                    depending on the
                  occasion, time and
                              season.



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IV. Preparing Tea
  Preparing tea is simple but each step
involves standard movements and proper
  utensil placement on the tatami mat.
 V. Equipment used (temae)
Dōgu refers to equipment used during
         the tea ceremony.




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VI. Equipment for Guests
  There are different types of
       equipment used.
Kaishi paper is
brought by all
guests and
sometimes by the
Teishu (host)
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 VII. Rank of Tea Ceremony
 Utensils



                   The order by which utensils
                   are used depends on the
                   occasion and the season.
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 VIII. Room Preparation
                     The Chashitsu
                   must be cleaned.
                    Sweeping must
                       be done and
                   the Tatami floor
                        mats wiped


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IX. Chashitsu Tea Rooms
Rooms have
different sizes.

Names depend on
the number or
arrangement of
Tatami mats.
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X. Etiquette for Guests
                       Every tea
                  ceremony has
                      a different
                  etiquette to be
                        observed
                      by guests.
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