Sublime Sencha: Tea Ceremony & Making Experience in Kyoto

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1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 4 guests
Accessibility
Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
English
Experience a sencha tea ceremony in Kyoto with a renowned tea master from the Higashi Abe School of Senchado. Witness the ceremony, learn to prepare & serve sencha, & enjoy it with wagashi sweets.

Highlights

Experience a lesser-known style of tea ceremony; Sencha-do is a tea ceremony using loose tea leaves instead of ground powder (matcha).
In most tea ceremony workshops, guests cannot handle tea utensils. However, in this hands-on experience, you can actually touch the utensils and learn the process of brewing tea from scratch.
This experience has various photo opportunities; Snap as many pictures as you please.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Among Kyoto’s ancient temples and serene gardens lies a tranquil oasis where the art of senchado comes to life. Senchado, a Japanese tea ceremony using sencha tea leaves, offers a profound glimpse into the country's rich cultural heritage. You’ll witness a senchado tea ceremony demonstration by your host, Kiyohiko-san, learn how to prepare and serve sencha tea, then enjoy your freshly made sencha with wagashi desserts. Experience flow: A sencha tea ceremony demonstration Learn how to prepare and serve sencha tea Enjoy your freshly made sencha tea with wagashi (Japanese sweets) Kiyohiko-san, a renowned Japanese tea ceremony expert, trained at the prestigious Higashi Abe School of Senchado, founded by Ino Setsumatsu (a descendant of the renowned Abe Koushu sencha family). Kiyohiko-san is dedicated to sharing authentic, engaging tea ceremony experiences to tea lovers far and wide. A Sencha Tea Ceremony Demonstration: The journey begins with a captivating sencha tea ceremony demonstration. Kiyohiko-san carefully measures the tea leaves, heats the water to a precise temperature, and expertly prepares the tea using a delicate touch, all while explaining the significance and history of each step. Learn How to Prepare and Serve Sencha Tea: Following the demonstration, you can become an active participant in this time-honored tradition. Under the guidance of Kiyohiko-san, you'll learn the intricate art of preparing and serving sencha tea. Senchado is a highly ritualistic and refined practice that emphasizes the careful brewing and serving of sencha tea made from steamed tea leaves. Senchado places great importance on precise techniques, attention to detail, and a deep appreciation for the aesthetics and flavors of the tea. Enjoy Freshly Made Sencha and Wagashi: Once you’ve mastered the utensils, techniques, and preparation of your sencha, enjoy your freshly made tea alongside wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets).

Inclusions

A sencha tea ceremony experience led by a tea master
High-quality sencha tea
Japanese wagashi (sweets)

Exclusions

Transportation to/from the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

〒602-8393 668-12, Toriimaecho, Kamikyou-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan

Remarks

Please arrive on time

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

Featuring beautiful landscapes from mountain to sea, Kyoto Prefecture conveys traditional Japanese culture through its architecture and gardens, art and artisanal crafts, and delicious local cuisine made from regional produce.
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Earliest available date: July 22, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals