Tea Ceremony​

Authentic tea ceremonies for the public are held on one Saturday of each month, October through July.

 

The ceremonies are presented by Tanko Kai tea group, wearing beautiful kimonos in our Musoan tea house. Guests are met at the Garden's entry gate and conducted to the tea house by a docent who explains features in the tea garden and other interesting facts about the tea house itself. 

*Tea ceremonies require complete silence for a duration of 30 minutes. Guests must be age 12 years or older, as the seating may have other guests apart from your group. 

    

Public Tea Ceremony Dates

(Fall 2019 - Spring 2020)

  • October 19th, 2019

  • November 16th, 2019

  • December 14th, 2019

  • January 18th, 2020

  • February 15th, 2020

  • March 15th, 2020* (Please note, this is a Sunday date)

  • April 11th, 2020

  • May 16th, 2020

  • June 13th, 2020

  • July 18th, 2020

Admission

  • $35.00 per seating 

  • $30.00 for seniors (62+) and Garden Members

 

Seating is limited and fills up fast. Payment is required at the time of reservation.

The Gift of Tea

Want to purchase a unique, memorable experience for your friends or loved ones? We've got you covered. Call our office at 602-274-8700 to purchase a Tea Ceremony Gift Certificate. 

Public Tea Seating Arrival Times 

(October - July)

  • Seating 1: 9:30 a.m.

  • Seating 2: 10:15 a.m.

  • Seating 3: 11:00 a.m.

  • Seating 4: 12:30 p.m.

  • Seating 5: 1:15 p.m.

  • Seating 6: 2:00 p.m.

*The whole experience lasts approximately 1 hour.

*Max capacity of 10 guests per seating. 

Book Your Tea Ceremony Reservation Online

Redeeming A Tea Gift Certificate

Please call our office at 602-274-8700 to book a tea reservation using your Tea Gift Certificate. 

Tea Ceremony Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received more than ten business days before your scheduled tea ceremony are eligible for a full refund upon your request. Guests may request to change their tea ceremony date up to 48 hours before the event. Please note that there is a one-time reschedule policy — guests who do not show up to the tea ceremony without notification before the event must forfeit their payment and reservation.

**NO KOI FOOD SALES AT THIS TIME; NO OUTSIDE FOOD ALLOWED**

In order to monitor the health of our koi fish, we have suspended sales of koi food and ask visitors to not bring in outside food for them.  (e.g. bread, crackers, pet store food, etc). Thank you for your understanding.