Getting closer to performing a Japanese tea ceremony (challenge no. 17) as most of my utensils have arrived. I had to order everything online (tea ceremony equipment = impossible to find, even in NYC), and I was shocked at how expensive each item was. But I feel good knowing that I will soon get to serve tea to six of my friends in a way I never would have before:
Powdered green tea, a tea caddy, and water ladle.
The tea bowl, possibly the most important item aside from the tea itself.