Tea Ceremony Introduction

Japanese culture
through the lens of
Tea Ceremony

Tea ceremony introduction

Become part of an authentic Japanese tea ceremony and learn about the aesthetics of tea, the architecture of the tea chamber, the kimono clothing, and many other vital aspects of traditional Japanese culture.

During this one hour tea ceremony introduction to the Japanese rite of tea, let tea master Tyas Sōsen guide you through the do’s and dont’s as a guest and participant in a formal service of thin tea – usucha. Simultaneously you will receive explanation about the cultural background  of the ritual, the formalities in hosting a tea gathering as a host, and many more cultural aspects related to this practice. Detailed explanations and guidance in are provided in competent English.


approximately 1 hour

$500 USD per session

max 8 persons
(inquire for sessions with larger groups) 

Your host

Tyas Sōsen

Qualified Instructor in the Way of Tea as taught by the Enshū school. Nihoncha Instructor.

Learn more about Tyas Sōsen.

What Visitors Say

We all had a fantastic time and learnt so much about the ritual of tea. We all left a bit mind blown about the quality of different matcha’s.
M. Rankin
Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience
Your knowledge of the ceremony history was fascinating. We were so glad to learn about it rather than just experience the tea.
Chris D P
Traditional Tea Ceremony Experience


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The Tea Crane

424-2 Kasugachō, Kamigyōku, Kyoto, 602-8023 JAPAN



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