4 principles of Japanese green tea ceremony
Harmony, respect, purity and tranquility
和敬清寂 (Wa Kei Sei Jaku)
Those are the key concepts of Japanese tea ceremony.
Harmony (with nature, other people and utensils)
Respect (of others and utensils)
Purity (of the mind and heart)
Tranquility (Peace of mind, to be able to keep the calmness whatever happens)
4 principles seem like simple teachings, but are in fact difficult to balance out in our daily life. Contemplating these concepts while drinking Matcha will allow you to feel calm and relax. It may help you maintaining physically and mentally healthy by drinking matcha. We believe those two facts are always combined together. Using proper tea utensils makes your tea time enjoyable.
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