Japanese green tea is highly prized for its taste, its vibrant green colour and its health-giving properties, highly rich in vitamin C. These qualities are attributed to the gardens’ location, close to rivers, streams and lakes, where the warmth combines with dense fogs and heavy dews.
Having brought the preparation and serving of tea to the level of an aesthetic art, the Japanese still consider the tea ceremony to be an important part of social life. Every detail of the Japanese tea ceremony demands strict attention and takes a great deal of time. It was designed and developed in the spirit of the Zen doctrine, according to which spiritual elevation is achieved by engrossing oneself in the small details of daily life. Thus, the attention paid to the smallest details of the tea ceremony is meant to induce a sense of serenity and harmony among the host and guests.