The English Tea Ceremony: The Tao of Tea
As we all know, the concept of tea ceremony was first introduced by the Japanese culture as part of their tradition. Many of the Japanese began to practice the tea ceremony as part of their religion which is Zen Buddhism and for them the tea ceremony is sacred. From the introduction of the tea ceremony in Japan, the popularity of tea continued to travel until it reached England. For that matter, many people then and now in the British Isles began to embrace the English tea ceremony as part of their culture and tradition.
So for that, it is not amazing that many of the English especially those who are really tea drinkers still practice the English tea ceremony. As far as I know, the English tea ceremony is also associated with the English tea party or the English tea time. As such, the English tea ceremony involved some gatherings and since it is an “English tea ceremony” the tea is at the center stage.
As the title “English tea ceremony” implies, the English tea ceremony then is a formal gathering that is often decorated lavishly. As such, most of the people in an English tea ceremony are actually dressed elegantly with their well-adorned caps with matching rose designs and linings.
However, there are certain researches that the English tea ceremony unlike other tea ceremonies is much private than public. Many suspect that the English tea ceremony or ritual is taken at the public tea room which is really of bigger rents and hurried lifestyles. In an English tea ceremony, many noted that there is an inability of finding a presentable support.
Since in an English tea ceremony the English tea is the star, it is well-noted that most of the people attending in an English tea ceremony prepared exceptional silver wares. As such, the English tea ceremony is much well-known for the presentation of the silver wares like the common English silver tea pots. It is believed that most of the English love the presentation of the silver ware in their English tea ceremony because of the pleasure that it gives to them. In an English tea ceremony the presence of silver wares is a hint for an elegant English tea ceremony.
Furthermore, the English tea ceremony is considered to be unofficial since the tea is an unofficial national drink in England. As such, the English tea ceremony involves the immersion of the tea bag in spiritless water. However, in an English tea ceremony many of those who have attended an English tea ceremony commented that despite the English tea ceremony’s formality, the people involved in an English tea ceremony argued to no end on whether the milk is to go in first or last. Even though this somewhat “bloopers” in an English tea ceremony surfaced, and there are no much information given bout the English tea ceremony, many of the people not only the Europeans still bow to England as the Queen of tea culture.