Introduction to Japanese Tea: Workshop and Tasting

Introduction to Japanese Tea: Workshop and Tasting

Join us for an evening of Japanese tea tasting and stories from Japan, presented by Sebastian Beckwith, a tea authority and founder of In Pursuit of Tea. Learn about Japanese tea culture, brewing techniques, and the histories of different teas. Enjoy Japanese tea served with treats from Chef Melanie Franks at Cha tea shop in Manhattan. Reserve your spot for $35 per person by calling 646-964-5223.

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).