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The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a traditional Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea.

Cultural significanceEdit

The ceremony was developed over hundreds of years and was used as a diplomatic tool during the feudal periods of Japan as negotiations between major leaders and nobles often took place during the tea ceremony. In the centuries of the tea ceremony's development, green tea was the beverage of the Japanese aristocracy.

Fun factsEdit

The Japanese house located in the Boston Children's Museum is used for private tea ceremonies during the hours that is closed to Museum visitors.

See alsoEdit

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