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Sun, September 25th (EDT)
・Morning Session 10:00-11:30AM
・Afternoon Session 1:30-3:00 PM


Globus tea room
(889 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)

Price: $100

Samurai Tea Ceremony 
"Organic Matcha & gluten free Soba-Sushi"

In Japan, there is an ancient custom where you pray to the moon, called "お月見 Otsukimi" every September. Freshly harvested rice, potatoes, and vegetables are displayed by the window under the moonlight and we give thanks to the rich harvest of the year.

In this month's tea ceremony, we will enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in a space decorated with "otsukimi” (moon viewing), with the lights in the room turned off and in the light of candles.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Language: Japanese and English

 

Detail of this tea ritual

1. Kaiseki cuisine*

  • Ritual Description

  • Explanation of traditional incense sniffing etiquette

2. Tea Ritual (Organic Matcha)

  • Tea ritual performance

  • How to drink matcha

  • Each person has a cup of organic Matcha.

3. Discussion time

  • The history of the Japanese tea ritual

  • The relationships between samurai and tea ceremony

  • The spirituality of tea ceremony

  • Introduction of the tools that we use

  • Question and answer

*The contents are subject to change.

*If you have allergies, vegetarianism, or other dietary requirements, please contact us at least three days prior to the tea ritual.

 

Dress code: 

Western-style clothes are acceptable. No sleeveless shirts, or short mini skirts. Please bring a clean pair of white socks. (We have some extra)

Please take off jewelry and watches.

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Monday, September 12th (EDT)
6:30 - 8:00PM

KINKA
(55 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011)

Price: $150

The Floral Art of Tea Ceremony 
"Summer ChaBana"

ChaBana (:Floral arrangement for Japanese Tea Ceremony) are always placed at the alcove during the Japanese tea ceremony to welcome the guest. ChaBana's primary focus is an expression of nature instead of framing of arrangement unlike Ikebana or modern flower arrangement. We will assist you to discover their unrefined beauty. This workshop will use a woven basket which is the traditional summer ChaBana vessel and will arrange colorful local seasonal flowers. With lingering hot summer air in the evening, sit back and relax with tea and Chabana. This workshop offers you a chance to recharge this summer.

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Monday, September 19 (EDT)
1:00 - 2:30PM

KORIN
(57 Warren Street, New York, NY 10007)

Price: $100

Lecture
"How to make delicious Matcha tea"

Have you ever had matcha tea? Matcha is a type of green tea that has been consumed in Japan and China since ancient times. Unlike regular green tea, matcha is made from powdered tea leaves, making it highly nutritious and rich in fiber and other nutrients.

Matcha has become well known in New York over the past decade or so, but there is still a dearth of high-quality matcha available, and the proper way to prepare it is not well known.

Korin welcomes Mr. Yoshitsugu Nagano, a Japanese tea ceremony master, who will give a slide lecture on the basics of matcha, followed by instructions on how to make matcha tea at home. You will also learn how to make a delicious matcha latte.

Each participant will be provided with his/her own tea utensils so that he/she can actually make and drink matcha tea under the guidance of Mr. Nagano.

Detail of this lecture

  • Basic knowledge of matcha (cultivation methods, types, etc.)

  • How to make Matcha tea

  • How to make Matcha Latte

  • Question and answer session