tea tasting

Matcha Tasting and Tutorial

Matcha Tasting and Tutorial

Duration:1 hour total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Hello! My name is Mike and I'm on staff at Teance Fine Teas, a globally acclaimed teahouse in Berkeley, CA. For some years before, I lived in Zen Buddhist temples where I also trained in Cha Do, the Japanese Tea Ceremony. I studied formally in the Urasenke lineage with my teacher, Meiya Wender Sensei at Sowing the Moon Teahouse. I have participated by invitation in international intensive tea…
Mike
Mike
Mike
Mike

What we’ll do

While sitting around our circular tea tasting bar, I'll guide you in a tasting of three different ceremonial-grade matcha teas, including two thin teas (usucha) and one thick (koicha). Before we get started drinking tea, I'll start with a brief introduction of the history and traditional context of matcha tea. For the first bowl of matcha, I'll prepare it for you, meanwhile demonstrating how to…

What else you should know

This is a caffeinated experience! Please message me if you or anyone in your group has dietary restrictions.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Artisanal local pastries
Drinks
Highest quality ceremonial-grade matcha, fresh from Japan.
Equipment
Authentic matcha tea ware, including tea bowls, bamboo whisks, and scoops.

What to bring

Your curiosity about matcha and tea culture!
Mike
tea tasting
$45 per person
$45 per person