Have you ever tasted and experienced real, authentic Japanese tea?
Japanese tea has a long history, intricate manufacturing method, abundant variety and several different ways to brew. Guest speaker Elsa Carette, who works in the tea industry, will share her experiences and knowledge on Japanese tea. She will be discussing topics such as how different water temperatures bring out different flavor profiles in the teas and looking more in depth at some of the most traditional Japanese teas including Sencha, Gyokuro, Genmaicha and Matcha. Through her lectures on Japanese tea and a special tasting, you’ll be transferred straight into the Japanese tea world! With this great variety of authentic Japanese tea and snacks to be paired with them at a great value, you won’t want to miss out on this experience! You’ll be able to learn the proper way to drink and prepare tea, just in time to warm up your cold winter days. Bring your friends and experience tea through a Japanese perspective!
- We will dive into tea, including what it actually is, how it is made and what makes Japanese tea unique.
- We will look at the history of tea in Japan, as well as its current situation amongst farming communities and companies.
- We will also explore and taste the most famous and traditional Japanese teas.
About Japanese Tea
Tea is often enjoyed in Japan and represents a very important part of Japanese food culture. Various types of tea are widely available and consumed at any point of the day.
In Japan, 99.9 percent of the tea produced is green. All the famous Japanese teas, such as sencha, gyokuro and hōji-cha, are green teas. “Green tea” is actually tea that has not been oxidized and are also the central element of the Japanese tea ceremony.
Japanese teas are generally classified per their type of cultivation, processing method and regional origin. Tea is produced all over Japan, but the places which are renowned for their tea happen to be Uji, Shizuoka, and Kagoshima, all of which have varieties of tea named after them. Many other locales also have their very own unique teas.
Japanese Tea Varieties To Be Served
✳Please note that this list is subject to change.
As the cold New York winter approaches, we hope you can warm up with our hot Japanese tea and snacks!
About the Speaker
Japanese Tea Specialist
Elsa Carette was born in France and now currently resides in the United States. A few years ago, she managed a tea room in the East Village, New York known for its high quality and fair-trade teas. There, she fell in love with the extraordinary world of tea. Her curiosity and fascination ultimately led her to Wazuka, Japan, where she spent 3 months working on a tea farm, learning about the tea making process from cultivation to teacup. She now works for a tea supplying company in New York City and loves sharing the wonder of Japanese tea and its unique characteristics.