Meditative Tea tasting with seven teas

Meguro-ku, Japan

Experience hosted by Natsumi

90 mins, Hosted in English and Japanese
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Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

We will have this 1.5-hour workshop in central of Tokyo.

This is the Tea-Meditation workshop.
Tasting 7 kinds of Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese Asian fine teas and with having the meditation time.

Then you can be truly relaxed and concentrate on tea in front of you.

Enjoy the delicate fabulous tea flavor in the comfortable space!
It will heal your fatigue during the travel.

I prepare variety of special teas like Green, White, Oolong, Red, Hoji teas.

While you are tasting each tea, I'll explain the origin and what defines each category, share interesting stories around each teas.
And I also share with you about the health benefits.

You can enjoy the artistic presentation of each tea which prepared with mindfulness.
I use specialty pots and tea tools in the traditional ways of the Chinese Tea Ceremony.

Let's exchange the feeling, Impressions, what you saw in a cup of tea with other friends. And find your favorite!
Please feel free to ask any questions :)
Other things to note
If you have any allergy or food restriction, please let me know 2 days in advance.
Though I do my best to warm up the room for you not to feel cold, if you are sensitive to cold, I would be better to bring your own socks in winter season.
We will have this 1.5-hour workshop in central of Tokyo.

This is the Tea-Meditation workshop.
Tasting 7 kinds of Japanese, Taiwanese, Chinese Asian fine teas and with having the meditation time.

Then you can be truly relaxed and concentrate on tea in front of you.

Enjoy the delicate fabulous tea flavor in the comfortable space!
It will heal your fatigue during the travel.

I prepare vari…

What's included

  • Food
    Refreshment, local artisan Wagashi (Japanese traditional sweets).
  • Drinks
    I select special fine teas from Japan, Taiwan, China and other Asian countr...
  • Equipment
    Speciality Pottery teapots. Porcelain and Glass Gaiwans, used for expert te...

Meet your host, Natsumi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 2 Reviews
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I am an Oriental medicinal tea specialist.
Organizing workshops in Tokyo and San Francisco that tasting Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese, and some other Asian teas.
Then I also teach tea's health benefit from Chinese traditional medicine standpoint.
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Where you'll be

We will have this workshop in the room locates accessible but quiet and cozy area of Tokyo.
In this place you can see Japanese deeper culture through the tea.

2 reviews

Tshering
February 2020
Natsumi picked us up at the train station of the beautiful neighborhood of Naka Meguro for a 3 minutes walk to a well tided room of an appartement, passing by a fisherman’s restaurant and a Shinto temple. She said she can also give the ceremony at your place. Natsumi presented a wild range of 7 green teas, all from the same sort but with different ways of fermentation (Japanese green tea, Chinese Oolong tea, white teas, and Taiwanese red tea (what we wrongly call black tea in the western cultures). She explained their different tastes, flavors, and health benefits, and the reasons of those differences. We can see that Natsumi is very knowledgeable, answering all our questions, from the oxydation and fermentation levels to their effect on the taste, flavors and health. She also provided clear explanations about the traditions and scientific research. She also had the great idea to integrate short meditation times while waiting for the teas to infuse, so we can be more conscious about what we taste. This tea ceremony was also like a class, so I’ve learned more about tea during this one hour than during the 6 months of tea ceremony class that I've taken when I used to live in Japan, which was more focused on the form. Now my hisbq¥and and I know our favorite teas and how to take them. We recommend this for both curious beginners and tea amateurs.
Natsumi picked us up at the train station of the beautiful neighborhood of Naka Meguro for a 3 minutes walk to a well tided room of an appartement, passing by a fisherman’s restaur…
Shun
February 2020
It was great time to experiencing healthy, delicious tea like wine tasting. She was expert of making great tea and knows lots of things health benefit of the tea. Tea meditation was nice idea and simple to include in my daily lives.
It would elevate the quality of my rest of life!
It was great time to experiencing healthy, delicious tea like wine tasting. She was expert of making great tea and knows lots of things health benefit of the tea. Tea meditation w…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.