After you have finished drinking your tea, don’t forget to enjoy the process of cleaning after yourself. This too is a part of the ceremony which will help you achieve inner peace. The aim of the tea ceremony and your path to inner peace lies in learning mindfulness and living in the now. It also includes using all of our senses and the interaction of our inner being with something from the outside world.

Everything in our environment has an impact on us, one way or another, and drinking the tea slowly, focusing on its taste, smell, color and how it enters our bodies gives us a chance to slow down the time and receive a positive impact from the outside world. Tea meditation should become a part of your daily routine and you will notice how you’re changing into a better and healthier person with each ceremony.

“If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.” – Japanese Proverb