Tasting the Tranquility of Tea

Event Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Register early – space for this class is limited to 12

Cost: $25.00
Location: North Seattle, Washington

Call Cindy for more information and to register at (206) 409-6157

Experience the tradition and ritual of tea while we taste Japanese sencha, gyokuro, and varietals from different regions in Japan.  We will taste first harvest and roasted tea, while we learn about the history and culture of tea in Japan with Tatsuo Tomeoka. Tatsuo is a Japanese tea specialist and frequent speaker on art history and aesthetics, tea and teaware. He will be sharing his stories and expertise, and his passion for the high quality tea coming directly from Japan.  Then we will end the event with a ceremonial bowl of matcha and wagashi (Japanese sweet) for each attendee.

The great 16th century tea master Sen no Rikyu taught that the Way of Tea embodies the four principles of harmony (wa), respect (kei), purity (sei), and tranquility (jaku). Join us for this educational and experiential afternoon, communing together while experiencing the tranquility of tea.