The other day I hold an event to make and drink matcha tea(powered green tea).
This is a test version and I just invited few friends of mine, but they invited their family and friends, so the party rocked 😀
My style of tea ceremony is very casual. Generally we Japanese are scared when it comes to tea ceremony, because some of experts of this field can tell you off if you do anything wrong. But in my event you can be relaxed and I could explain how you behave if you want to know.
She doesn’t even makes tea nor attend tea ceremony usually. She was delighted to go into this world of Japanese culture. As you may know, Japanese people don’t have many occasions to be exposed to our traditional culture if you dare to try.
These scones are what I baked. Basically we use Japanese-style sweets for tea ceremony, but this time is special because I wanted to make it casual. As I said, many of Japanese aren’t exposed to Japanese culture usually, and it’s kinda “new” to us, too. So if the room is new, behaviour is new, and tea and sweets are new, they might be tired. I westernised a part of it to relax them 🙂
You could make a comment if you’re interested 😉
I could provide an explanation in English, about how you behave in this room, and how you drink tea and eat sweets.