2. A Japanese tea pot and bowls – if not a lovely decorative tea pot and cups will do.
3. Sweet desserts – to provide a lovely contrast and accompaniment to the tea.
4. Mini napkins – to wipe the side of the tea bowls before sipping.
5. Silk cloth – for your tea table.
6. Flowers – a central arrangement on your table is a real plus.
7. Invitations – the Japanese send theirs out weeks before the event (plus it builds anticipation!).