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The traditional Tea Chan ceremony creates a space where tea is
served in peace and harmony. The practice encourages tea brewers and
guests to understand the oneness of tea and meditation in daily life
and the importance of balance and harmony in our lives. These
elements are expressed in the tea brewing process by thoughtful
consideration of the amount of tea and water used and how long to
brew the tea for. The consistency and fluidity of the tea brewer’s
movements also help to concentrate the brewers’ mind in a similar
way to Zen principles. Finally, the brewer can identify the care
with which they treat their teaware or the gratitude for the tea
that is a gift of nature as a microcosm of wider conduct in life and
their gratitude for life in general.
Here we have created a step-by-step guide to help you experience and build moments of mindfulness when making your cup of tea at home.