What is the Way of Tea?

茶禅一味  

“Tea and Zen are the same flavor.”

The Way of Tea is similar to meditation.
Through the Way of Tea, we strive to move away from illusions.
We practice authentic interactions with others.
We build appreciation of nature and celebrate the seasons.
We study art, history and ideas that have withstood generations.
We strive to incorporate what we learn into our daily lives.
And, as the Urasenke Creed states:  

“With a sincere and generous heart, we shall work together to cultivate ourselves to illuminate the world in which we live.”

豊かな心で、人々に交わり世の中が明るく暮らせるように

“Nothing is hidden; What you want to know is as obvious as the dew on the grass.” 明歴々露堂々