Senchadō

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A set for sencha utensils, Sasashima ware by Maki Bokusai, Edo period, 18th–19th century
The tea hall at Manpuku-ji in Uji, Kyoto

Senchadō (煎茶道, "way of sencha") is a Japanese variant of chadō ("way of tea"). It involves the preparation and drinking of sencha green tea, especially the high grade gyokuro type.

History[edit]

The art came during the early Edo period from the Chinese tea culture. It first spread amongst the literati as a form of refined enjoyment for outdoors. In difference to the preparation of matcha tea, which is powdered, sencha is prepared using small leaf tea.[1]

Similarly to the Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony, senchadō has a codified form of preparation, presentation and enjoyment of tea.

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External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Tea-lovers gather for Sencha-do - The Japan Times".

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