A deliberate simplicity in daily life; one of the principles established by Sen Rikyú that underpin the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Describes a soft, unpleasant characteristic, which is occasionally evident in the liquors of teas processed during very wet weather.
Teas which have a thin liquor.
A tea leaf which is tightly rolled or twisted, indicative of good withering.
Another term which means well twisted.
A characteristic reminiscent of freshly-cut timber. This trait is usually associated with teas processed very late in the season.