Japanese tea culture is a tradition dating back to Sen Rikyu in the 1500s. This is an excerpt of a Japanese tea ceremony taught by Dr. Eric Messersmith who studied under Sen Soshitsu XV. As it was the topic of my thesis, I will post a series about Japanese tea ceremonies.
Implore you to visit Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens to attend a tea ceremony in traditional regalia. The ceremony is is calming and based on four principles: wa kei sei jaku (harmony, respect, purity, tranquility).