Tea ceremony done in the teachers room at School D.
The nurse studied tea ceremonies and did it as a club activity. When I remarked that was cool, she promised to show me.
I tried to remember all the steps. Add two and a half scoops of dried matcha powder. Only tap the scoop once on the side. Add a dash of water. Mix by flicking your back and forth until frothy, then mix in a circle to the left. The last thing you do is write the character “no” and lift it straight out of the cup. And set the mixing brush straight up on its handle.
Then, you pick up the cup with both hands, bow to it, turn it twice to the left, and drink. The first two sips are small, but the last sip, you have to finish it. It’s thick and bitter, something you know is extremely good for you. Then, you take your thumb and fore finger, but I can’t remember which hand, and wipe the froth your mouth left on the lip of the cup. Then you admire the design on the tea cup (which is usually very ornate and beautiful) and bow to it again and set it down with two hands.
I probably mixed up some steps here but it was a very nice thing for my coworker to share with me. She made me tea first, then I got to make tea for her. She walked me through the steps so I did not screw up too badly. It was a great ending to a not so great day.
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