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Prepare Authentic Matcha Tea

You can share in an authentic Tea Ceremony and learn how to make a matcha tea yourself. Please come and join me to experience something new and understand the significance of tea in Japanese culture.

From Kyoto
Online Experience
1 Hour
Food And Drinks
Upto 10 people
English, Japanese
Highlights
  • Attend a traditional tea ceremony in a real-time, online session
  • Learn to prepare Matcha Tea and understand the significance of the way of the tea
Description

Join me, via a live session, for a traditional tea ceremony called Sado. In this, the master or host invites guests and serves Matcha Tea in the traditional way. Sado is the art of spiritual exchange between the guests and the host based on the spirit of hospitality. 

The master of the ceremony or host chooses tools such as a beautiful bowl, or a tea container aiming to offer the best experience to the guests. It is a composite and comprehensive art just like a tea serving set, hanging scroll, Japanese flower arrangement to provide the complete ambiance.

About this experience
What's included
  • Live, traditional tea ceremony hosted live by a local who will explain the spirit of hospitality in Japan
What's excluded
  • Ingredients
Instructions
  • Please have a good internet connection and zoom app installed in your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be delivered shortly via mail after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please sign in on the zoom app five minutes prior to the scheduled time


To make Matcha tea, bring:

  • Bamboo whisk
  • Matcha
  • Tea Bowl


You can also bring the following to enhance the atmosphere for the tea ceremony:

  • Incense 
  • Small sweets
  • You can book this tour either for JPY 3500 per screen OR as a private session for JPY 11000  for upto 10 screens joining this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot.
Meet your Host
Aya Ito

I was born in Kyoto in 1967 and I still live in the center of town as a teacher for various kinds of Japanese traditional culture. I have had 3000 or more guests from all over the world since I have opened my classroom in summer 2018. My husband is a descendant of a large trading family from the Edo period called Ito. His ancestor became the Shogun’s garden advisor and developed the Somei Yoshino variety of cherry blossom which is now the Japanese national flower. We are pleased to offer classes in Japanese home cooking and more than 10 other kinds of cultural experience classes. My husband and I hold a number of teaching licenses in Tea, Ikebana, and Shodō so it’s possible to take all kinds of classes. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

From JPY 3500 / Screen
Important Information
  • Refundable : Yes
  • Can be cancelled 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of the tour
  • The time zone is based on the local time of the Experience host