ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Mindfulness Tea Ceremony

池田市, JapanPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Kana

75 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your Host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Japanese tea ceremony can be enjoyed not only in a Japanese traditional tatami-mat room but also at a table and chairs in your house!

Japanese tea ceremony is not only about making and drinking tasty matcha tea but also about calming the mind and the heart, focusing your heart on what's in front of you, and living in the moment. In a way, this is Zen meditation through tea. This experience is also great for team building.

In this online lesson, we will proceed as follows:

1) We first introduce ourselves. I would love to know how you got interested in Japanese tea ceremony.

2) I will explain the background history and the important basic philosophy of Zen Buddhism for better understanding of Japanese tea ceremony.

3) I will demonstrate the modern table tea ceremony, and if you have your own matcha set (detail listed below) please follow what I do and I will also explain tips to make a tasty matcha. In that case please prepare your matcha tea set prior to the session. But this is optional, so if you don't have any match tea set, please enjoy watching the choreographed movements, which are very calming.

4) Question and Answer time

Other things to note
Please remember to have your computer/phone/tablet charged or plugged.
Japanese tea ceremony can be enjoyed not only in a Japanese traditional tatami-mat room but also at a table and chairs in your house!

Japanese tea ceremony is not only about making and drinking tasty matcha tea but also about calming the mind and the heart, focusing your heart on what's in front of you, and living in the moment. In a way, this is Zen meditation through tea. This experience is also great for team building…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book for a private group
    Kana can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at ₹7,328.

What to bring

  • All the items below are what you can prepare if you would like to make matcha tea during the experience. If you just want to watch and learn, you don't have to prepare anything!
  • "Matcha" powdered green tea (ceremonial grade, NOT culinary grade)
  • "Chasen " bamboo whisk (cooking whisk will NOT do...please use a bamboo whisk designed for matcha making.)
  • "Chawan" tea bowl (rice bowl or café au lait bowl will do)
  • "Natsume" tea container (small cup will do)

Meet your host, Kana

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 132 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a qualified instructor of Urasenke Tea Ceremony with 15 years of study, as well as a national-licensed interpreter guide welcoming over 3000 guests from around the world in the past 12 years (@japan_guide_kana) and I have been always receiving very generous reviews. Over the past 4 years I've been also hosting face-to-face private Mindfulness Tea Ceremony, where guests join the traditional, tranquil tea ceremony, and learn how to be a guest as well as appreciate the serenity in the room and the calming philosophy of Zen -- to live in the moment.
With this online experience, I will teach you how to do tea ceremony AT YOUR HOME YOURSELF in a modern style, explain the important philosophy of Zen -- to live in the moment and be mindful & thankful for things and people around you.
I am a qualified instructor of Urasenke Tea Ceremony with 15 years of study, as well as a national-licensed interpreter guide welcoming over 3000 guests from around the world in the past 12 years (@japan_guide_kana) and I have been always receiving very generous reviews. Over the past 4 years I've been also hosting face-to-face private Mindfulness Tea Ceremony, where guests join the traditional, tranquil tea ceremony, and learn how to be a guest as well as appreciate the serenity in the room an…
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From ₹7,328 per group
Private groups only
From ₹7,328 per group
₹1,333 per person
₹1,333 per person
₹1,333 per person
₹1,333 per person

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 132 reviews.

Caroline
September 2021
If you are interested in Japanese ceremonies, Zen or mindfulness practice you should definitely take this class. Kana walks you through the steps patiently and is very warm.
Shawn
August 2021
Kana-san is absolutely wonderful. Her knowledge of the tea ceremony is amazingly deep. There is nothing better than her patient teaching and thoughtful interactions within the class. This is my second time attending because the first was so good--I had to come back to learn more! Take some time for yourself and learn to make tea with Kana-san. You will not be disappointed, but uplifted and centered a little better for these crazy days. A bright spot for sure! Kana-san is an absolute joy. I cannot wait for more...
Mirella
August 2021
Kana provides a great tea ceremony experience where she shows and explains every step and instructs you how to do it yourself at home. The meeting with her was very personal and interactive. We were lucky to have a private session where no other guests joined :) We could ask any questions and had great conversations. Although we are already very familiar with japanese tea and matcha, we learned a lot about the background of matcha and how to improve our daily tea preparation. I would recommend this experience to anyone - the price-value-ratio is very good!
Su
August 2021
Highly recommend this experience! I recently got a matcha set from Ippodo and this intro to Japanese tea ceremony was perfect for helping me use and fully appreciate everything in the set. Kana is very patient, a great communicator and demonstrator, and I love that there is a story session before enjoying the tea to learn about the significance of matcha and tea ceremony as a cultural practice. Very meaningful to learn about the cultural significance and zen mentality as these things tend to get washed out when becoming mainstream.
Bruno
July 2021
Kana is a great hostess. She welcomes everyone with care and patience, explains the contents in detail and beautifully executes the art of the tea ceremony. We loved the experience and highly recommend it.
Jeremy
July 2021
A great experience blending the history of matcha within Japanese society, a tea making tutorial, and the etiquette of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Kana is an exceptional host and this experience will leave you feeling calm and happy!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.