Private Japanese tea ceremony by tea master Keiko Uchida and introduction to traditional tea wares by Dr. Shanshan Wang (ticketed event, limited to 8 people)
W. SHANSHAN 珊然軒 is launching a new four day programme as a part of Asian Art London’s summer event . We are happy to invite Ms Keiko Uchida, Japanese tea master to provide guests with a private Japanese tea ceremony and workshop:
1. A talk by Keiko about the history of green tea, and the philosophy and cultural background behind the Japanese Tea Ceremony, which can involve gardening, ceramics, textiles, architecture, calligraphy and food, as well as tea.
2. The demonstration, where Keiko prepares and serves a cup of matcha tea and some sweets to each guest. She teaches guests the traditional way of serving and drinking a cup of matcha tea in public, with traditional gestures and manners. And each visitor has the chance to take on the role of host and guest, using traditional equipment. During the session you will have the benefit of tasting some sweets and at least two different kinds of very top grade of ceremonial matcha tea from Kyoto. All of our matcha teas are directly imported from two of the most esteemed tea houses in Japan, Ippodo and Marukyu Koyamaen of Kyoto. Group is only 6 people as all of them are serving and having a cup of matcha tea.
3. The tea ceremony is following by an introduction of Japanese ceramics presented by Dr. Shanshan Wang. You will have the opportunity to handling some of them.
Cancellation policy: In the case of not meeting a minimum number of 4 attendees, we have the right to cancel this event and tickets will be refunded. Other than that, due to the special nature of this private event, tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. If you need to discuss cancelling your booking, please contact to firstname.lastname@example.org
A qualified tea ceremony master, Keiko Uchida has been practising the Japanese tea ceremony for 25 years. She is always willing to open her studio near Ladbroke Grove (when the pandemic allows) to share her knowledge and experience of the tea ceremony, of matcha tea, and of the whole world of Japanese culture. For private individuals, for groups, for events and for business occasions.