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Authentic Japanese Matcha Tea Tasting

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 75 reviews.Portland, United States

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Experience hosted by Lauren

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn about matcha's ancient traditions from a tea expert.

Welcome to the world of Matcha! Envision a wine tasting flight, except we'll get to enjoy 5 traditionally produced matcha green teas direct from a 100-year old family matcha production firm in Uji, Japan!
These teas exhibit beautiful, distinct flavor nuances. While we enjoy tasting our tea, we'll talk about where matcha comes from and we'll practice its traditional customs where we'll hone our chasen whisking skills. We'll also talk about how to distinguish matcha quality, why the tea is famed for its health benefits, and how to enjoy it at home!

Lauren's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    We'll provide a variety of beautiful matcha teas while learning all about i...
  • Equipment
    Experience making matcha with traditional Japanese tools
From $20
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Lauren

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 75 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the founder of Mizuba Tea Co, a farm-direct, official Uji-cha certified matcha company. We've been partnering with our friends and matcha producers in Japan for over 5 years, and are one of our farmer's exclusive brand in America. I love sharing the authentic traditions behind matcha tea, and one of the greatest gifts of my life is making it accessible to everyone! I've been personally studying tea for over 15 years, and with Mizuba, I hope to impart just a taste of the larger, beautiful experience of Uji with you. Check out our website at www.mizubatea.com or our Instagram: @MizubaTeaCo
I'm the founder of Mizuba Tea Co, a farm-direct, official Uji-cha certified matcha company. We've been partnering with our friends and matcha producers in Japan for over 5 years, and are one of our farmer's exclusive brand in America. I love sharing the authentic traditions behind matcha tea, and one of the greatest gifts of my life is making it accessible to everyone! I've been personally studying tea for over 15 years, and with Mizuba, I hope to impart just a taste of the larger, beautiful ex…
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Where you'll be

Enjoy learning the history, preparation, and taste of authentic Japanese matcha in our airy, foliage-filled Portland tasting room. Our studio features a small, traditional stone matcha mill, where you can practice grinding your own matcha as they would have 800 years ago!

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 75 reviews.

Matt
February 2020
Lauren is super rad and very authentic. I’ll recommend this to any friends traveling to Portland. The focus here on quality is inspiring.
Steely
February 2020
It's always great to connect with a fellow tea enthusiast! Lauren was friendly and welcoming. Her extensive knowledge about the culture and traditions of matcha really made the experience.
Dan
July 2019
Incredible experience - so well priced and such a good time. Well led and organized with professionalism while maintaining a local feel. Worth it and then some!
Serafina
July 2019
This was an awesome experience! Lauren was very knowledgeable and brought insight and ingredients along with knowledge directly from the source in Japan. She had a very genuine vibe and desire to spread matcha culture. We enjoyed her expertise and background of the authentic materials to taste, mix and enjoy REAL matcha! 🍵
This was an awesome experience! Lauren was very knowledgeable and brought insight and ingredients along with knowledge directly from the source in Japan. She had a very genuine vib…
Levi
June 2019
Meeting up with Lauren was amazing. Truly nothing like this; not only learned so much matcha but gained an incredible friend. Lauren took our group in and we had an incredible time drinking matcha together, learning more than I could have ever asked and talking about life. Already talking to everyone I know to go and enjoy this same experience!
Meeting up with Lauren was amazing. Truly nothing like this; not only learned so much matcha but gained an incredible friend. Lauren took our group in and we had an incredible time…
Kendyl
April 2019
This was a phenomenal and personal experience. I was already a huge fan of the Mizuba product. Even as a Matcha consumer, I learned something new! Highly recommend for all levels and interest. Plus, Lauren is a gem! Love supporting women-owned, local businesses. #touristinmyowncity
This was a phenomenal and personal experience. I was already a huge fan of the Mizuba product. Even as a Matcha consumer, I learned something new! Highly recommend for all levels a…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Our Matcha studio is located up the stairs from the parking lot, above Bushel & Peck Bakeshop. Please contact us if you have trouble locating our studio. We look forward to having tea with you!