Workshop - Japanese Tea History and Tasting

Tea is deeply enterenched in Japanese culture. Matcha, a ground or powdered tea made from the tea bush call Camellia sinensis, is used in the Japanese Tea Ceremony-but is not indigenous to Japan. When did tea first come to Japan? What are the origins of this Tea Ceremony? Take a fascinating tour of Japanese tea history starting from the ninth century through our current modern times and enjoy tasting a number of different Japanese teas. With Roberta Fuhr, owners of Experience Tea in Issaquah.
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