Definition of tea ceremony in English:

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tea ceremony

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noun

An elaborate Japanese ritual of serving and drinking tea, as an expression of Zen Buddhist philosophy.
Example sentences
  • Tea, which was first imported from China around ad 800, only became a widespread beverage in the 15th century, partly through the Japanese court's adoption of the Buddhist tea ceremony.
  • However, it is about as far from the memoirs of any geisha as the instant coffee will be from the beautiful ritual of the Japanese tea ceremony.
  • And there are obviously easier and quicker ways of making a cup of tea than performing sado, the Japanese tea ceremony, with all its ritual and hours of quiet kneeling.

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Syllabification: tea cer·e·mo·ny

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