About the workshop
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 (茶の湯) or sadō, chadō (茶道), while the manner in which it is performed, or the art of its performance, is called (o)temae ([お]手前; [お]点前)
Back in Japan in the 8th century, tea was consumed as a medicinal beverage only priests and the noblemen could afford. Subsequently, the cultivation of tea spread throughout Japan and made tea a popular beverage among people.
In this workshop, you have the option of experiencing a traditional Japanese tea ceremony as a guest or host(ess), with or without donning a yukata (the casual version of a kimono).
Important: Bring socks to go on the tatami for your tea ceremony.
What you will experience
1. An introduction into traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony
2. Learn how a yukata is traditionally prepared and put on (all yukatas are dry cleaned before every experience to ensure cleanliness)
3. Enjoy learning and being a guest or host in the Way of Tea, with emphasis on Traditional Japanese Tea Etiquette, from how to sit, move, accept, pour, present and drink your matcha, as well as perform in the ceremonial words used during a traditional tea ceremony.
4. Take awesome pictures with your friends!
Go home feeling super zen, relaxed, and cultured with delicious tea in your belly, as well as plenty of #instaworthy pics!