How beautiful would that tea taste!!
The Four Principles of Tea
These four principles infuse everything to do with tea ceremony and form the foundation for the spiritual in tea.
Kei – respect
Kei is a profound reverence toward all things, and is a characteristic of humility.
Sei – purity
Sei contains the thought of orderliness in life, cleanliness, and purity.
Jaku – tranquillity
Jaku means calm even amid the chaos. To be able to create the sense of calm is jaku.
Wa – harmony
Wa is the complete harmony of all elements: guests, utensils, nature and attitude.
"Leaving familiar reference points of the world behind, hosts and guests create a gentle moment, without past or future. Preparing and serving a bowl of tea is a discipline of mindfulness and awareness, a celebration of the senses and a journey to open heart."