This premium set is perfect for practicing the ancient art of the Japanese tea ceremony. The Japanese tea ceremony is a ritual rooted in Zen Buddhism in which matcha is prepared and served to guests in a calm and tranquil environment. In Japan, the host performs the tea ceremony wearing a kimono on a tatami, or woven straw mat. A formal tea ceremony can take up to 5 hours may include serving sweets and other food in addition to matcha. This Japanese Tea Ceremony Whisk and Bowl Set includes a bowl (Chawan), whisk (Chasen), and a bamboo scoop (Chashaku). The dimension of the bowl is 3" ht x 4 3/4" dia and capacity is 15oz. The following are instructions on performing your own Japanese tea ceremony:
Step 1: Pour warm water into the bowl.
Step 2: Empty the bowl of the warm water and add in 2 scoops of matcha powder with the wooden scoop.
Step 3: Add warm water into the bowl.
Step 4: Using the whisk, briskly whisk the matcha powder and the water together until the tea becomes lightly frothy.
Step 5: Remove the whisk and hold the bowl with both hands. Turn the bowl counter-clock wise twice and serve to guest.
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