「紅茶がある希望」。 
   〜 Arthur 翼ピオネロ
 
  “Where there’s tea there’s hope.”  ~Arthur Wing Pinero
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The Japanese tea ceremony developed as a “transformative practice”, and began to evolve its ownaesthetic, in particular that of “sabi” and “wabi” principles. “Wabi” represents the inner, or spiritual, experiences of human lives. Its original meaning indicated quiet or sober refinement, or subdued taste “characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity, naturalism, profundity, imperfection, and asymmetry” and “emphasizes simple, unadorned objects and architectural space, and celebrates the mellow beauty that time and care impart to materials.”
To continue reading:  Japanese Tea Ceremony
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First Lady Michelle & Jack Schlossberg (son of Amb. Caroline Kennedy) perform a ritual of cleaning the hands and drinking from Otowa Waterfall as Senior Monk Eigen Onishi describes the history of this ancient ritual

Kyoto, Japan_March 20, 2015
“Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go beyond this world and enter a realm apart. No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering agent more benign.” ~James Norwood Pratt
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First Lady Michelle Obama, Amb. Caroline Kennedy, Jack Schlossberg and the

Tea Master participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony_Kyoto, Japan_March 20, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama practices making tea under the guidance of the 

Tea Master_Kyoto, Japan_March 20, 2015
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“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves — slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” ~Thich Nat Hahn
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​Japanese Tea Ceremony (Jorei shiki no uchi),Artist Adachi Ginko_1890

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May 4, 2015

Oprah introduces Teavana Oprah Chai Herbal Blend and Steep Good Thoughts Gift Set for Mother’s Day

こんばんは!

(Good Evening!)

Camille
Tea & Opera series, founder
Camille Mitchell
Ambassador

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