Japan - Japanese Tea Ceremony - Fine Wooden Natsume Box and Sencha Tea Set
Treasures from Japan Crystal Cruises Port Stops - Tokyo, Hakodate, Ishigaki, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Osaka
The Japanese tea ceremony is called Chanoyu, Sado or simply Ocha in Japanese. It is a choreographic ritual of preparing and serving Japanese green tea, together with traditional Japanese sweets to balance with the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in this ceremony means pouring all one's attention into the predefined movements. The whole process is not about drinking tea, but is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of tea from one's heart. The host of the ceremony always considers the guests with every movement and gesture. Even the placement of the tea utensils is considered from the guests view point (angle), especially the main guests called the Shokyaku .
This beautiful wood tea box is accompanied by a very special selection of (10) premium Japanese Sencha Green tea leaf bags from Yamamotoyama.
This Japanese wooden box design and tea selection have been specially curated for the Exclusively Crystal Collection.