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The preparation of tea

Our travels in Yokohama brought us to one of the top floors of a very luxurious hotels. Our purpose there was to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The ceremony was, uh, interesting to say the least. For starters, it was very quiet, and we knew right away we were expected to use our inside voices. Starting the ceremony off with 3 small treats…well before I continue, I wanna say I mean no disrespect to the Japanese people, this ceremony, or their food, but if I didn’t know any better I would say one of the treats was play-doh! It felt like it and was very unpleasant taste and texture wise. Oh yea, by the way, I wasn’t the first one to come up with the “play-doh” description. Bryce owns a picture of me that shows the pure disgust on my face I received from eating it. If he sends it to me I will post it. Enough of that, let’s move on. The tea itself was pleasant and the women performing the ceremony were friendly. The woman in charge even gave me a special origami crane that was different from the rest because I almost didn’t get one. However I don’t do pink with pink flowers so I traded 😛

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