Gratitude for a cup of tea


When I drink tea in a tea room,
I somehow feel that it is more appreciated than other drinks I usually drink.
If you have experienced the tea ceremony, you may feel the same way. Where does that feeling come from?

May is almost over, but from May to June, new tea leaves are picked at various tea plantations.
For this once- a -year timing, tea farmers have grown tea leaves with great care while adapting to natural conditions such as soil and sunlight.

However, in the tea ceremony world, we don't get these tea leaves right away.
The tea leaves are aged in the teapot for about half a year, and in November, the teapot is opened and you can taste the new tea for the first time.

It takes a lot of time and effort to make the tea itself, but it also takes a lot of time and effort to prepare the tea. The host takes into consideration the season and guests, and puts his or her heart into the decoration of the hanging scrolls, flowers, and tea utensils in the tea room. When making a tea, the host pays attention to the temperature and amount of hot water.

The guests bow their heads in appreciation for the tea that is served. This gratitude is not only to the host who sits in front and the nature that provides the tea leaves, but also to all the people involved in the process of making a cup of tea, such as tea farmers and distributors.

You might think that we should be naturally grateful when I explain everything to a cup of tea in this way.

However, if you take a closer look, you will find that many of the things around us are the result of nature's bounty and people's diligence, just like a cup of tea.
The food we are going to have from now on is one of them.
Let's put our hands together and enjoy it with gratitude.


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