Relax, and have a cup of tea.

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This week has been one long (heck) of a week! I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life before, but honestly all good and never been more proud of myself. Though when the weekend comes, I really try to find ways to relax and refresh my mind.

Did you know that drinking tea can be a spiritual experience? Adapted by the Japanese matcha tea ceremony, drinking tea is a simple way to create time and space free of daily distractions. Energy is focused on the peace of mind, serenity, pureness, and generosity. It’s a great way to allow one’s self to connect with their senses and live in the present moment, letting go of life’s worries.

While we’re often doing juice cleanses to get rid of toxins in our bodies, doing occasional spiritual cleanses is an added way to stay healthy with the mind and soul – which is just as important!

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Of course, having a nice tea set to enhance this experience doesn’t hurt either. :) I decided to put a modern spin on the Japanese tea ceremony with Noritake’s Cher Blanc collection.

This set of fine porcelain is gorgeously embossed with simple and subtle designs of latticework. And the ware are high-glossed with glaze, ensuring both quality and a bright, polished look. The matcha looked beautiful against the pure, white porcelain, don’t you think? There is definitely a sense of ease and elegance when sipping this cup of tea.

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Since matcha is not your typical loose leaf tea, I included the steps here to prep your own:

Ingredients: Matcha powder / Water / Treats (optional, but recommended)

Equipment: Tea set / Bamboo whisk / Bowl

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Directions

1. Measure 3/4th of a teaspoon of matcha powder into the bowl.

2. Add about ½ cup of hot water into the bowl.

3. Take the bamboo whisk and rapidly whisk back and forth (not in a circular motion), until bubbles form.

4. Transfer the matcha tea into a teapot and pour into teacups. Enjoy with yummy treats!

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Cher Blanc is truly exquisite china, and I’m so happy to own a set!

Noritake is also offering all my readers a 15% off on your entire order by entering promo code: SWEET15. I also love my Carnival set as well as the Wow Snow set with my sleek black glassware.

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Hope you give this a try and have yourself a happy and relaxing weekend!

xo Jeanne

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This post is kindly sponsored by Noritake – a fine line of elegant and casual dinnerware, crystal and giftware. A great place for bridal and housewarming registry! All opinions expressed here are my own. Thank you so much for supporting my sponsor and SST!