A perfect tasting set to approach Matcha tea, the green tea traditionally drunk in the Japanese tea ceremony, the famous Cha-no-yu. The ceremony is based on 4 main principles: Harmony, Respect, Purity and Tranquility. It was codified by Senno Rikyu, died in 1595 , as a ritual of great charme, a true tea meditation .Matcha tea is finely powdered green tea coming from shaded plantations : tea is simply whisked with water in the large stoneware cup (chawan) with the whisk, or chasen , to obtain what is called "froth of jade" . The whisk and the measuring spoon are made of bamboo, hand carved by skilled craftsmen. The large cup is a beautiful example of traditional Japanese pottery.