Virtual Japanese Tea Ceremony with Urasenke Tea Masters
Experience one of Japan’s oldest traditional tea ceremonies with two Tea Masters from the comfort of your living room.
Join New York Adventure Club for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony demonstration in the style of Urasenke, one of the main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, in conjunction with the Urasenke Chanoyu Center (UCC). Established in 1967 to promote the rich cultural tea tradition of Urasenke in New York City, the UCC is a private organization that teaches its members how to master this ancient tradition over the course of 10-15 years.
Led by Marybeth & Philip, two Tea Masters of Urasenke, our unique and relaxing experience will include:
- A brief overview of the Urasenke Chanoyu Center, from its days as an 1880s carriage house to studio of famed artist Mark Rothko
- A live, authentic Urasenke tea ceremony demonstration to learn about its history and philosophy, etiquette, and traditions
- How to make matcha green tea at home, and cultivate mindfulness and calm through tea — follow along by simply drinking your favorite tea, or by trying to make the exact tea using an authentic tea set (see ‘Matcha Kits’ section below)
- Insider tips on purchasing Japanese tea, and how to identify authenticity and quality
See you there, virtually! $10.
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***A full replay will be available after the experience for all registered guests
About Marybeth & Philip
Marybeth is a Japanese tea sweet (Wagashi) confectioner and Tea Ceremony Instructor who has been studying the Japanese Tea Ceremony for nearly four decades. She has performed Tea gatherings and presented on Japanese cuisine related to tea ceremony throughout the tri-state area for almost as long.
Philip holds a Master’s degree in art history focused on Japanese architecture, and is a student of Tea for over 15 years. Part of his Tea education included a year-long fellowship at the Urasenke Gakuen Professional College of Chado in Kyoto, Japan.
Both Marybeth and Philip are certified instructors of the Urasenke Chado Tradition as granted by the Urasenke Grandmaster in Kyoto, Japan.Buy tickets/get more info now