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The Vow of Chastity for Tea Drinking

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other then the following

Drinking must be done in one’s natural location, home, work, or neighborhood.

Special designs and ornamentation without personal meaning on tea cups and pots should be avoided.

and to an extent these:
One must avoid exoticism at all costs

No tea ritual should be done which is not part of a person’s authentic lived experience. /The tea drinking ritual must be true to one’s class and geographic location.

I tend to live by the themes expressed within the vows…but then again, I am already interested in learning more about Chado…(among other ways these themes relate to areas of life not “directly” connected to tea)

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