The Western countries may be besotted with coffee. However, the Asians still manage to be mesmerized with exotic and aromatic brews of tea. Take the case of Japan. The Matcha Tea is possibly the finest variety of green tea and it is found and cultivated in Japan. However, the Japanese people think it deeply ritualistic to hold an elaborate ceremony before they drink the tea. This is known in the country as the Japanese Tea Ceremony. It is a grand event which is also known, in Japanese, as Chanoyu or Chado. This ceremony is held in common tea gatherings in the country. Read the rest of this entry »