Asian are famous for their tea culture. Unlike Myanmar, Tibetan and Vietnam. Japan's tradition of drinking tea has been renewed all over the world. Tea ceremony involves preparing tea powder for guest and enjoying its rigid taste quietly and serenely. Influenced by Zen Buddhism, tea ceremony seeks to purify their mind.
The tea serving ceremony used to be exclusively practiced by nobles and priests who gave it is original form around the middle of the fourteenth century. In Japan its popularity gradually spread to wealthy merchants, warlords during the era of civil warfare ( in the 15 and 16 centuries) and their retainers.
The tea ceremony has been modified in many ways over the years. Until the end of the Edo period (1603-1868) it was practiced almost entirely by men; women joined in only after the beginning of the Meiji Era (1868-1912). There are many schools of tea ceremony, including the three Senke school of Ura, Omote and Mushannokoji. They all maintain the spirit of the ceremony while preserving their own distinctive of tea preparation and serving.
1. What is the text abou?
a. The history of tea ceremony in the world
b. How to prepare things for tea ceremony
c. How to conduct tea ceremony at home
d. Tea ceremony and its development
2.The main idea of paragraph three is...
a. Only men serve tea in the ceremony
b. How women serve tea ceremony
c. The era when tea ceremony is modified
3. The text tells about tea ceremony in..
a. Tibet c. Vietnam
b. Japan d. Myanmar
4. At present, what is the reason for a tea ceremony?
a. To greet guests c. to preserve tradition
b. to purify the mind d. to serve noble person
5. What is the purpose of the text
a. To tell the step in serving tea
b. To invite guests to a tea ceremony
c. To describe tea ceremony in Japan
d. To share the experience of having tea ceremony