There’s no food or drink more central to Japanese culture than tea. For centuries this beverage has been at the very center of traditional Japanese hospitality, with a whole zen-inspired culture surrounding the process of brewing and serving it. In fact, having a cup of tea in Japan is often more akin to meditation than sipping on your average cafe cuppa!
But don’t expect to pull off all the proper historic procedures by yourself the first time — Japanese tea ceremony masters study their art for decades, so it’s better to put yourself in the hands of one of these well-trained connoisseurs. That’s why a tea tasting experience in Japan is the perfect way to immerse yourself in this ancient culture.
You’ll have the chance to watch and try the traditional methods of brewing, sample some premium leaves from around Japan, and soak yourself in the centuries of history which are poured into each and every cup. In addition to joining one of these Japanese tea tastings, why not hop on a farm tour experience to get to the literal roots of this prestigious Japanese drink?