Royal Court Tea
Tea Ceremonies Conducted in The Royal Court of Korea
The actual terminology of ‘tea ceremony’ first appeared in the Chronology of Joseon Royal Court in the year of 1401, when the king conducted tea ceremony as an official function to greet guests to the royal court.
During the Joseon dynasty, tea ceremonies of royal court achieved the official designation and observed for the occasions of greetings, happiness, congratulations, somberness, and military.
According to the Chronicle of the Joseon Royal Court, there were more than 570 references of tea ceremony (茶禮).
The procedures of these tea ceremonies were codified in the national rites and continued on to the later period of Joseon dynasty.
The kings and queens also held tea offering ceremonies as part of royal court events.