Ritual, as defined by Websters, is an activity that is done in accordance with social custom or normal protocol: 1: of or relating to rites or a ritual:ceremonial ritual dance, 2: according to religious law, or purity, 3: done in accordance with social custom or normal protocol. We have many rituals that … Continue reading
This post was the first in a series of posts about tea art, tea ceremony, and chado. Introduction When most practitioners think about tea culture, they think about the word “Cha Dao (茶道).” More specifically, when they think about tea culture pertaining to particular countries, they think of Chinese “tea … Continue reading
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“Tea? What is this, England?” Another incredulous friend meets my routine offer with the same eye roll and sarcastic laughter I have come to expect. Occasionally, a female friend will graciously accept, allowing childhood memories of dress-up tea parties to add a sense of rehearsed refinement to the experience. She feels … Continue reading