Drink. Learn. Enjoy to the last drop.
Beyond simply being a tasty and healthy drink, various aspects of Japanese culture have blossomed around tea, including Sado or Chado (tea ceremony) and Senchado (the art of making tea using sencha leaves). We would like to convey the charm of Japanese culture to people in Canada through tea. This event will be held with that goal in mind. For those who love tea, those who enjoy Japanese tea, Japanese culture, and Japanese food, and those who want to explore and learn about these things, this event will be full of fascinating discoveries! November is an important month for the ancient Japanese people, especially for tea lovers: it is the month of the ritual opening of a special jar called Cha-tsubo. In the Cha-tsubo, there are tea leaves that were picked in the spring, then carefully stored to allow them to mature during the summer months. This makes November “New Year’s” for tea lovers who follow the way of tea. We are happy to be able to hold this event at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre during this special month.
Vendors offering delicious Japanese teas have gathered together from Toronto. Each tea vendor chooses its tea leaves with commitment and pride.
The interesting thing about Japanese tea leaves is that even though they may be called by the same name, such as sencha, if they come from different regions they will have different flavours due to the varying climate and topography of each region. It is not about which tea is superior or inferior.
Please enjoy and compare teas to find out which one you like best. All visitors will be given a cup for sampling and comparing tea samples.
Happy Sipping & Enjoy!
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