Introduction to the Matcha tea ceremony
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saturday 5th and 26th September 2020 at 15h/16h/17h
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The history of the tea ceremony dates back to the 12th century. It is not only a preparation of Matcha green tea powder. It is about reaching the sphere of spirituality. Harmony, respect, purity and peace of mind.
Let’s go back to the 9th century: the Japanese monks, after a stay of study in the great monasteries in China, returned to Japan, bringing in their luggage the precious green tea leaves.
The best comes from the first two shoots and the main shoot. The first shoots have a very special sweetness, because they contain a lot of theanine left over from the winter. (Sencha Haru tea).
Tea harvesting was traditionally done on the eighty-eighth day of spring, around May 2nd, however it is practiced earlier nowadays, due to the warming of the earth.