The love for complex flavors, meditation and exploration
opened up the world of tea for me.
A world with endless variations and complexity.
Through Simply in Bliss I wish to share traditional ceremonial tea and tea ceremonies.
So the people of Europe have an opportunity to explore its riches.
During the busy life in the office or a relaxing morning at home,
may the ceremony ease your stress and replenish you with energy, delight and bliss!

Screen Shot 2016-10-11 at 14.17.30 copyDeveloped in harmony between nature and culture.
I find tea created according to the traditional way.
High in the mountains or along the shore of misty lakes.
Old-Tea trees grow and spread their roots for longer than an 100 years.
Tapping deep into the ground reaching for minerals.
It finds character from neighboring slopes.
Gently picking the first 3 leaves in Spring and Winter.
Like fruit, the tea tree blesses us with leaves.
Fertilizers, Pesticides and Factory treatment only disturbs
the power of natural growth and careful craft.
The tea maker develops a bond with its trees.
Cultivating the natural character of the leaves.
With carefully planned heating and oxidation.
A leaf can become a Tea.

Traditional tea lets us connect with nature.
An act of enjoyment and delight.
We can sit for a moment.
Or lose our sense of time.

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Though I cannot flee
From the world of corruption,
I can prepare tea
With water from a mountain stream
And put my heart to rest.
~Ueda Akinari