Tea and poetry – A timeless pairing

A book is the ideal companion for tea. This is what you will find. Poetry is the perfect partner for tea. Poetry makes you smile as much as tea does. Japanese poetry is a great example of this and it works well with Japanese tea. Tea and poetry performances in Japan are a great example of harmony, respect, tranquility and purity. Waka is a unique type of Japanese poetry. Many other styles have developed over the years, including choka and tanka, renga (haikai), renku, hokku, renku, renku, renku, renku, renku, renku, and renga. Haiku is the most important.

Haiku is a popular type of Japanese poetry that has won international acclaim. The Japanese poet Masaoka Shiko in 19th century derived it from the words Haikai & Hokku. Haiku is composed of 17 syllables and is usually written in three lines. Haiku are not rhymed but have been praised for their ability to capture the seasons’ emotions through metaphors and imagery. Haiku are beautiful because they have Japanese alphabets that look like pictograms. In fact, poets would often collaborate with painters to create anthologies suitable for entertaining royalty and aristocrats. This is how we attempted to create a Haiku verse.

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It is fascinating to see how poetry was ingrained in Japanese culture. Poetry was used often as a communication tool, and it was performed with music and dance. This is most evident in Japanese tea ceremonies, where scrolls are displayed on the wall that display wisdom through poetry. While enjoying Matcha, guests can also enjoy poems.

After reading this article, you might feel inspired to write a Haiku poem while enjoying a cup Matcha. Not tried Matcha before? Our Matcha comes from Japan’s Nishio region in Aichi prefecture. Our tea sommelier has carefully selected it to fit Indian tastes. Mint Matcha our new refreshing flavour. You can click here to try our Matcha or brewing kit.

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