This is a serious question about tea culture?

Question by khole12: This is a serious question about tea culture?
Links woul;d be helpful in explaining how different countries from Norway to Mexico celebrate the tea ceremony. Am interested in this tea culture for a career/lifestyle.
Why would I need help if I just enjoy the Japanese/Chinese tea ceremony? I am not creepy, and I love history, eg. the tea culture in Asian life. Anyway, thank you for both your pov’s. Most enlightening. (Makes steeple of fingers, raises eyebrow.)

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Answer by Akkurat
Do you mean tea ceremony in the Japanese style?

This is totally unknown in Norway. Most people in Norway prefer coffee instead of tea. Tea is just a hot drink, and when people serve it they usually just provide hot water and tea bags. Some like to have sugar, lemon or milk in the tea.

AFAIK there is no tea ceremony in Mexico either.

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One comment on “This is a serious question about tea culture?

  1. Tea ceremonies are usually only in Asian cultures. Some other cultures, namely Argentinians, have native versions of tea like yerba mate, but they don’t have any defined ritual on the same scale. Mate is usually just added to a hollowed-out gourd and drunk through a special metal straw with a sieve built in. The Russian samovar probably comes the closest, but even then, it’s more of a social ritual in the sense of proper etiquette and hospitality rather than a ceremony. The only “career” I can think of that would in any way use tea ceremonies or tea service would be in comparative sociology or anthropology. As for a lifestyle, unless you’re one of those mildly creepy dudes that hangs out in Japanese otaku import stores, most folks that drink tea just make tea in a normal pot and drink it like a normal person, except in social circumstances where it’s basically just like coffee – sit and chat over some food and tea. If you get to the point where the Japanese tea ceremony becomes a regular thing for you and not just a novelty thing that largely irrelevant in modern society, you need help.

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