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Authentic Japanese Tea Tasting

tea tasting

Authentic Japanese Tea Tasting

13 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish
tea tasting

Authentic Japanese Tea Tasting

tea tasting

Authentic Japanese Tea Tasting

13 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

The experience is a Japanese tea tasting, done with Japanese standards and utensils. Few people in all of South America have this level of qualifications regarding Japanese tea. The tea tasting consists of 4 types of Japanese tea, which the guests can choose. Among the teas are green teas (this includes matcha as well), black teas, oolong teas, and dark teas. This assortment is very hard to come by outside Japan, especially the Japanese dark teas. The guests will not only taste each tea, but also learn about Japanese tea in general: it's history, how to prepare it (in the Japanese way), and how to taste it. The experience itself lasts for an hour and half. I also answer any question regarding Japanese tea that the guests may have. I have a space reserved for the tea tastings, with a good view to Bogota's mountains. It's also conveniently located at a 5 minute walk to Transmilenio station calle 85. I will pick up the guests at the exit of the station so that they won't get lost. I've been doing these tea tastings for years. It wasn't until now that I realized that I could also offer the experience for tourists.

Your host

Learn more about Ricardo

Ricardo

I'm the first and only Colombian that is certified as a Japanese tea advisor by the Nihoncha Instructor Association. I blog at www.myjapanesegreentea.com, and also distribute Japanese tea in Colombia through my company: Kyusu Teas. Thanks to the blog, I am invited to the World Tea Expo as a member of the press each year and have come in contact with many people in the tea industry. My credentials also include: Member of the World Green Tea Organization, Bamboo certification at NAJTIA, and have published a tea article in the magazine Ryokucha Tsuushin.

What's included

Drinks
Four different types of Japanese tea, which the guest can choose. The experience is a tea tasting.
Equipment
All of the teaware and tea utensils are traditional ones used in Japan. They aren't easy to obtain elsewhere.

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Where you'll be

The private place for the tea tasting is close to the Transmilenio station calle 85. This spot has a good location because it's close to Parque El Virrey and also the following malls: Andino, Atlantis, and El Retiro. So it's easy for guests to have this experience and then continue with their tourist activities. The view outside the window is very nice (it's a seventh floor), one can see the mountains of Bogota.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Official ID

More tips

The time of the experience can be changed to accomodate your needs. Contact me and I'll open up a new slot for you.

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Ricardo
Authentic Japanese Tea Tasting
13 reviews
£10/person
13 reviews
£10/person