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International Tea Exhibit

December 3rd, 2023

International Tea Exhibit

EVENT

December 3rd, 10am - 4pm

(last admission at 3:00 pm)

Join us for a new multi-cultural event celebrating the art of tea at the International Tea Exhibit hosted by the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix.  

 

Tea lovers and cultural enthusiasts alike are invited to experience an immersive and educational event featuring authentic tea ceremonies and presentations from Japan, Korea, and China, alongside local tea vendors with unique tea selections! 

 

In addition to the traditional tea ceremonies, the exhibit will feature stage performances including cultural costumes, fashion shows and dances. Explore the history of tea while enjoying samples and selections that will keep you warm this winter as you stroll through our serene garden during the exhibit. 

General Admission:

General $15 / $17 at Gate

Youth 7-17: $13 / $15 at Gate

Youth 0-6: Free

Member: $10/ $12 at Gate

What to Expect

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Experience the art of Southeast Asian tea ceremonies from China, Korea, and Japan during special showcases that will explore and celebrate the unique differences in tea cultures from across the globe!  

Enjoy cultural performances from local cultural groups that highlight the artistry and tradition of tea culture through fashion shows, textile shows, and dance. 

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Explore a variety of tea vendors that will be serving and selling tea alongside unique cultural goods.  

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, experience, and immerse yourself in the world of tea as you stroll our Garden paths this Winter. 

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Event Schedule
 Enjoy performances and activities throughout the evening! All performances are included with admission.

Programming

Subject to Change*

10:00am - Gates Open

10:30am & 1:30pm - Chinese Tea Ceremony Performance and Dance

11:30am - Korean Tea Ceremony Performance

12:30pm & 3:30pm - Japanese Tea Ceremony Performance and Kimono show

2:30pm  - Korean Tea Ceremony Performance and Korean cultural textile show

4:00pm - Gates Close

Vendors

Japanese Tea Musoan Tea house Café: Additional $25 per ticket 

  • Includes Matcha tea and sweets in tea house  

  • Tea tasting experience:

    • Seating times: 10:30 am, 11:10 am, 11:50 am, 1:30 pm, 2:10 pm, 2:50 pm 

    • 16 guests per seat

  • Japanese Tea Utensils & History exhibition 

  • Tea Garden (Roji) Tour  

Chinese Tea House Cafe: Additional $20 per ticket

  • Tea tasting experience 

  • Traditional Chinese music

  • Chinese chess demonstration

  • Photo booth

  • Mini talks on body and mind with tea and Qigong 

  • Chinese Art exhibition 

  • Tea focused gift shop 

Korean Tea House Cafe: Additional $20 per ticket

  • Tea tasting experience 

  • Traditional Korean music

  • Korean Art and Tea History exhibition 

  • Tea focused gift shop 

  • Limited giveaway - Korean traditional fan (until supply runs out)

Rohoen Cafe

Pop-up Rohoen Market with Japanese gifts, snacks, drinks and more! 

  • Offering Japanese tea: Sencha, Hojicha and Genmaicha with sweet ($15 per set)

    • First 100 purchases receive a complimentary Ito En canned tea!​

  • Various Japanese snacks and sweets 

  • Other drinks

Irish Cultural Center 

Try Irish tea from our neighbors, the Irish Cultural Center.

www.azirish.org 

Indigenous Arizona Tea Tasting

Presenting teas from Northern, Central and Southern tribal communities and include content that touches on foraging, and edible/medicinal properties of the teas.  

Presented by Jeffrey Lazos Ferns

Biophilia Herbals

Biophilia's loose-leaf herbal teas have been crafted with organic ingredients. These tea blends offer pure, natural, rich and healthy properties. Enjoy floral infusions, rooty decoctions, and fruity blends in these teas. 

https://biophiliaherbals.com/collections/herbal-teas 

Handmade porcelain pottery by Steven Bunyard 

Handmade porcelain pottery. Chawan of many sizes and shapes will be available.  

https://stephenbunyardartist.com/index.html 

Tea tools & Kimonos by Beverly Washichek 

All Proceeds to support Japanese Culture in Arizona.

And more coming soon!

We hope to see you at our next exciting event, December 3rd, 2023!
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