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While the varietal of the particular Camellia sinensis plant as well as the weather conditions and soil contribute to the final taste of the tea, the significant differences of tea type develop in the processing of the leaves.
Oxidation begins after the leaf has been plucked from the plant to begin the process of being dried, withered, rolled, and heat-treated. A black tea is fully oxidized, causing it to turn black, while a white tea is barely oxidized at all, thus retaining its soft, silvery down.
(TeaLeaves) Chado Ceremony with Kazue Kojima, June Yoriko Tanemura, and Yasuko Takahashi, who all practice the Japanese "Way of Tea" in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Most of us tend to call many things we infuse in hot water a "tea." But technically, it’s only tea if it’s made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen plant indigenous to China and India [particularly Ceylon/Sri Lanka, the Buddhist teardrop-shaped island at the tip of India]. Today tea is grown in over 100 countries to meet the worldwide demand.
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(Kohei Yamamoto) What is the tea ceremony procedure?
The Tea Ceremony
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It originated in China in the 8th century, spread to Japan in the 9th, and became an art sometime around the 12th century. It wasn't until this past century that the "way of tea" became accessible. In Japan it can now be studied like home economics or in a college club.
The lure may be partly in the brew. Tea has always been used for health. Christy Bartlett of the San Francisco Urasenke Foundation explains that following the form, which she compares to the practice of music, helps one to find intense focus in the moment. As you sip, be here now. More
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