An elegant tearoom called Horai at Koto-in, Daitokuji, Kyoto
It did not take long for the practice of drinking tea to spread from the religious elite to the secular upper classes. The court nobles prepared and drank tea with the same techniques and equipment as the monks. But, the secular elite added elements of entertainment, frivolity and conspicuous consumption. This worldly approach to Tea existed in tandem with temple ritual for the next several hundred years.