The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha, powdered green tea. In Japanese, it is called chanoyu, sado, or chado. The manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called otemae. Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony. Tea equipment is called chadogu. A wide range of chadogu are available and different styles and motifs are used for different events and in different seasons. See "Japanese Tea Ceremony". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-12-11.