A tea host or hostess spends many years mastering procedures for a tea ceremony, as well as art, poetry, calligraphy and flower arranging. You will have a narrator who will explain the ceremony to you, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. If you are unfamiliar with the tea ceremony, it can be a bit intimidating! Don't worry--your hosts at the Phoenix Japanese Friendship Garden tea house understand that you are here to learn, appreciate and enjoy.
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