I can not imagine a more beautiful setting
for my introduction to the Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony
than in Marilyn's back yard in Portland, OR.
Photo below: Tea blogger friend LaDonna (left)
and Dewey, the leader of the Portland Wu-Wo Tea Group
visit during "tea ware appreciation and friendship time." This begins
after the participants take their place in a circle and set up their tea sets.
Below: Sally, LaDonna's DIL, in the proper position.
The pretty tea set Marilyn loaned to me (below)
Every participant brews the tea she brought.
Three cups are served to the participants on their left.
One cup is for yourself.
Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony is a style of tea ceremony with
"no distinction of school or region."
After the ceremony, the members shared
about the teas they each brought to make and serve.
There were 10 participants at this event.
The members of the Portland group meet monthly.
After the ceremony snacks brought by each participant were shared.
If you Google "Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony"
you will find information about this
ceremony which began in Taiwan in 1990.