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Date: November 4, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue: Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church


Japanese tea ceremony (known as sadō/chadō (茶道, ‘The Way of Tea’) or chanoyu (茶の湯)) is a cultural activity involving the formal or ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea. Despite being referred to as a “tea ceremony,” it is seldom ceremonial in its practice. Tea is often served to family and friends, or students learning from an experienced teacher.

In this interactive workshop, you will experience high-quality, authentic Japanese green tea and traditional Japanese sweets commonly served as part of the event. (Please note that the matcha we will be serving contains caffeine)

You will also learn traditional tea ceremony manners and etiquette, including how to hold the teacup, appropriately drink the tea, and sit in the formal seiza style on the tatami mat.*  (In keeping with Japanese etiquette, modest attire suitable for sitting on the floor is suggested.)

*Tables and chairs will also be available for those who are unable to or do not wish to sit on the floor.

Learn more about a tea ceremony here.