Tea, and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, will be featured during a special class at Descanso Gardens. The class will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23.
Rieko McMillan will discuss and demonstrate the Japanese tea ceremony during this introduction to the Way of Tea--an Art of Living. Participants will have the opportunity to sample the tea and sweets that are part of Chaji tradition. The intimate class will be limited to 15 students.
Chaji, a full tea gathering in the Urasenke chado tradition, incorporates rules to capture the spirit of the season, the occasion, the time and place. Principles underlying the tea ceremony are harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility.