tea ceremony

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tea ceremony

n.
Any of various East Asian rituals in which tea is prepared, served, and drunk, especially chanoyu.
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Noun1.tea ceremony - an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking teatea ceremony - an ancient ritual for preparing and serving and drinking tea
ceremony - any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way; "the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine"; "he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball"; "he disposed of it without ceremony"
Nihon, Nippon, Japan - a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building
Translations
cérémonie du thé
茶道
References in periodicals archive ?
Sen no Rikyu formalized the rituals of the tea ceremony, or cha-no-yu (literally "hot water tea"), performed in the intimate, silent and restrained manner, expressed by the poet Ryota (1718-1787) in a famous haiku poem:
Five o'clock tea," the British equivalent of cha-no-yu, was introduced in the mid-eighteenth century by the Duchess of Bedford.