Japanese Tea Tasting, Matcha-Making & Matcha Sweets in Tokyo

Organized by Chisei Tanaka
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Duration
1.5 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
Other
Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Join a Japanese tea-tasting & matcha-making experience in Tokyo. Guided by a professional tea instructor, you’ll try & compare 5 varieties of tea, enjoy tea sweets, & make matcha with a bamboo whisk.
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Suitable for beginners, your host (Chisei) is skilled at teaching in a well-prepared setting with accompanying documents!
Gain insights into the history of tea and understand how the taste evolves based on the brewing technique.
Led by Chisei, the primary instructor, a former tea farmer immersed in every aspect of tea cultivation and processing in Kyoto for six years.
Leveraging Chisei’s background, explore distinctions in cultivation methods beyond the tea product.
Delight in a casual matcha-making experience using a bamboo whisk.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Join Chisei, a professional tea instructor, for a Japanese tea tasting, handmade tea sweets, and matcha-making experience in Tokyo! You’ll learn about Japanese tea, taste five varieties (matcha, sencha, hojicha, genmaicha, Japanese black tea), compare different varieties, enjoy Japanese tea sweets, and participate in a matcha-making experience. Itinerary: Meet at the designated meeting point (exact details will be provided upon booking) Head to the experience location with your guide – Chisei Enjoy a welcome drink (a seasonal drink) Information session about tea tasting and different varieties Tasting: Matcha, sencha, hojicha, genmaicha, Japanese black tea Enjoy tea and handmade tea sweets Make matcha using a bamboo tea whisk Chisei, your professional tea instructor, carries a unique background as a former tea farmer deeply engaged in every aspect of tea cultivation and processing in Kyoto for six years. Having cultivated a profound understanding of Japanese tea, Chisei is now fueled by a passionate mission to share the joy and intricacies of this ancient tradition with a wider audience. Your tea-venture begins at the designated meeting point near Ueno Station, where you will warmly welcomed by Chisei. Together, you’ll head to the experience location, where an exciting world of Japanese tea awaits! Begin the session with a refreshing today's welcome drink, setting the tone for the other teas ahead. Engage in an informative session led by Chisei, unraveling the nuances of tea tasting and exploring the distinct varieties on the agenda. The tasting segment unfolds, allowing you to discern the differences between matcha, sencha, hojicha, genmaicha, and Japanese black tea. Compare the color, observe the unique leaf shapes, and savor the diverse fragrances emanating from each tea variety. After this, enjoy handmade Japanese sweets and a hands-on matcha-making session using a bamboo tea whisk.
Inclusions
5 types of Japanese tea
Handmade Matcha or Hojicha sweets
Matcha-making experience
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Transport
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet at a restaurant near Hongo-sanchome Station or near Tawara-machi Station (exact information will be provided upon booking)
Remarks
The experience is held in different locations depending on the day. Precise details will be provided upon booking confirmation.
Cancellations for late arrivals exceeding 30 minutes.
Kindly note any allergies or dietary restrictions when making a booking.
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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Over 14 million residents call Tokyo home. Functioning as Japan's economic and cultural center, it's no surprise the metropolis often appears at the top of travelers' bucket lists. Here, you can find everything from traditional tea houses to futuristic skyscrapers.
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Earliest available date: May 30, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
Free cancellation (2 days notice)
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals