Tue, Feb 20|
In Japan, having tea allows guests to take a break from the outside world and focus on the simple, transitory moment of serving and drinking tea. Join us on this tour to experience Japanese tea culture!
Time & Location
Feb 20, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Phoenix, 1125 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
About the Event
Japanese tea is seen as an inseparable part of Japanese Culture, with production and practices that started centuries ago. Over time, changes in tea traditions and practices have led to the creation of various schools of tea, cafes, and casual enjoyment, but the pervasiveness in the culture around tea continues to this day.
In Japan, having tea allows guests to take a break from the outside world and focus on the simple, transitory moment of serving and drinking tea. And with this, we ask you to join us at the Japanese Friendship Garden for our newest offering: Tea Tours!
Guests can join us on select Tuesdays for an exclusive docent-led tea tour where they can learn the basics of Chanoyu and Japanese casual tea. The program begins with a tour of the Tea House "Musoan" where you can admire Japanese seasonal art displays, learn about the history of the Tea House, and gain an introduction to modern Japanese tea culture.
Afterwards, you can indulge in a Japanese casual tea tasting service in the Tea House, where you will get to enjoy Sen-cha, Genmai-Cha, Hoji-Cha, and a Japanese sweet on authentic Japanese dishware. The entire tour will last for 60 minutes, giving you ample time to soak in the experience and ask questions.
The final 15 minutes will allow guests to explore the Roji on a docent led tour, where guests will get to learn about the design of the Garden and its purpose in Japanese Tea culture and history.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn and experience the art of Japanese tea culture within our Beautiful Roji and Tea House.