Tea ceremony in a traditional Tokyo teahouse

Tea ceremony in a traditional Tokyo teahouse

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Take part in an authentic tea ceremony, an important part of Japanese culture
The traditional setting of the teahouse
Tasting of matcha green tea and traditional sweet snacks
Instructions and commentary from your English-speaking tea master

Informations essentielles *

Durée
2 Stunden

Langues

Englisch

Horaires de début
10:00 , 14:00

* Toutes les informations détaillées vous seront communiquées au moment de votre réservation.

Description

Take part in an authentic tea ceremony in a rare traditional setting in Tokyo!

During this 2-hour tea ceremony, you'll have the opportunity to discover an important part of traditional Japanese culture in an authentic setting. The teahouse is located in the west of Tokyo and is a traditional-style building, with lots of wood and bamboo to create the calm atmosphere that these ceremonies require. This is an integral part of a tea ceremony.

Thanks to the explanations and demonstrations from a tea master, you'll learn all about the history of this ancestral ceremony and the different types of tea and utensils used.

You'll see the "temae", the specific technique for preparing matcha green tea, and learn how to make it yourself according to traditional practices. During this activity, you'll also learn about the differences between two types of matcha: "light" green tea (usucha) and "thick" green tea (koicha). This is a unique experience as koicha tea is usually only prepared during official and formal ceremonies.

After learning the art of tea preparation, you'll be able to taste it along with traditional sweet snacks while admiring the finesse of the matcha bowl and other ceremonial instruments.

At the end of this experience, you'll have learned about an age-old Japanese custom and had the opportunity to taste the most authentic matcha tea available in the Japanese capital.

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  • Availability: Monday only
  • Location: Tokyo - further details are in your voucher
  • Time: 10am or 2pm - please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the activity
  • Duration: 2hrs
  • Children under 10 are not admitted
  • This group activity is for a minimum number of 2 people and a maximum of 4 people. The service provider reserves the right to cancel the activity if there aren't enough participants. If this is the case, you'll be offered a refund or an alternative date
  • Please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies or other dietary restrictions
  • You may be asked to wear a mask, disinfect your hands and take your temperature before the ceremony.

Le prix inclut

  • Tea ceremony experience presented by a professional tea master
  • Preparing your own green tea
  • Tea tasting and traditional sweet snacks

Le prix n’inclut pas

  • Transport from/to your accommodation
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras

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