Introduction to Japanese Tea: Workshop and Tasting

Introduction to Japanese Tea: Workshop and Tasting


Calling all tea lovers: I'll be teaming up with my friend Sebastian Beckwith, tea authority and a founder of In Pursuit of Tea, to present an evening of tea tasting and stories from Japan. We'll taste five Japanese teas, teach you how to brew a perfect pot, discuss the histories of the teas and their place in Japanese culture, and talk about how differences in production affect appearance and taste. All tea, all the time! Sebastian is an amazing guy; his knowledge is incredibly deep -- so we'll learn a ton about Japanese tea, guaranteed. The tea, which Sebastian sources himself, will be served along with wonderful treats from Chef Melanie Franks (a chef-instructor at the French Culinary Institute), created with, and perfectly complementing, Japanese tea. Also, thanks Sebastian for sharing these wonderful photos of Japanese tea culture for this post!

Details: 7-9pm, Tuesday, Oct. 12th at the Cha tea shop, 33 Crosby Street between Broome and Grand in Manhattan. $35 per person. Call the tea shop at 646-964-5223 between 12-7 to reserve a spot and to pay with a credit card (Visa and MC).

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Your post today reminds me that I had a lovely bowl of matcha at the Crosby St. teashop, and also that, thanks to your "Top Ten" list, I had some amazing food when I was New York for the StarChefs congress last week--kaiseki at Kajitsu, yuba with uni at Kyo Ya, yakitori at Tori shin, cold tofu at En, and cold soba with naga-imo at Soba Ko. Not on the list, but also a highlight, was the cold pig's foot and cucumber in spicy sesame dressing at Hakata Ton Ton. Six Japanese restaurants in seven days might be a new record for me!
Hi Harris, will you write here on your blog a little about your tea tasting? It would be great.I just wrote a post about Japanese tea, but there are few kinds I don't know enough. Do you maybe know the fantastic Japanese oolong tea, with yuzu and sakura taste? We can get these in Germany, you really should try, these are great! Here is a picture of japanese oolong/my tea post(sorry, it is all in German):

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