tea ceremony

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tea ceremony (plural tea ceremonies)

  1. A detailed ritual in Japan for preparing, serving and drinking green tea, seen as an expression of Zen Buddhism; also any similar ritual performed in other Asian cultures.
    Synonyms: way of tea, chado, sado, chanoyu, darye

Usage notes[edit]

  • In English, Japanese tea ceremonies are the most known, so the term generally refers to Japanese tea rituals, if unqualified.