Heiwa Cha No Yu
When you hear the splash of the water drops that fall into the stone bowl
You will feel that all the dust of your mind is washed away
The Japanese Tea Ceremony (Cha No Yu)
'Cha Do' or 'The way of tea' is something that is intrinsically linked to the samurai culture of fuedal Japan, the fanaticism of some samurai towards the way of tea saw simple plain tea cups sold for hundreds of bu-shoban (gold currency).
Nowadays, in the 21st century the Cha no Yu is painstakingly practised to exact standards, keeping the tradition very much still alive.
The ceremony starts before the actual day, the tea cup and the flowers are picked especially for the principle guest, to ensure that it is a truly unique experience.
During the Ceremony each utensil is ritually cleansed using a specifc method which has not changed since it was formalised by the great tea masters, notably Sen No Rikkyu.
The Tea Ceremony takes between one and two hours, depending on the type (whether there is food served beforehand and whether there is a Sake serving after the ceremony.
Cha do experiences are ideal for weddings or as a special gift for a friend of loved one.
We will come to your home or your event.
The Ceremony integrates the ceremony preceded by a light meal or a traditional japanese sweet meal.
The Full luxury experience will integrate a Sake serving which is to be enjoyed following the main tea experience.