Japanese Tea Ceremony - Types of temae

Types of temae

Each action in sadō— how a kettle is used, how a teacup is examined, how tea is scooped into a cup— is performed in a very specific way, and may be thought of as a procedure or technique. The procedures performed in sadō are called, collectively, temae. The act of performing these procedures during a chaji is called "doing temae".

There are many styles of temae, depending upon the school, occasion, season, setting, equipment, and countless other possible factors. The following is a short, general list of common types of temae.

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