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Zen Buddhism was a primary influence in the development of the Japanese tea ceremony. A chakai is a relatively simple course of hospitality that includes confections, thin tea, and perhaps a light meal. A chaji is a much more formal gathering, usually including a full-course kaiseki meal followed by confections, thick tea, and thin tea. A chaji may last up to four hours. The first documented evidence of tea in Japan dates to the 9th century. By imperial order in , tea plantations began to be cultivated in the Kinki region of Japan. In China , tea had already been known, according to legend, for more than a thousand years.
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A tea party is a gathering for the small meal called afternoon tea. Formal tea parties are often characterized by the use of prestige utensils, such as porcelain , bone china or silver. The table is made to look its prettiest, with cloth napkins and matching cups and plates. In addition to tea, larger parties may provide punch , or in cold weather, hot chocolate.