Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese tea ceremony, also called the Way of Tea, is a Japanese cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (抹茶), powdered green tea.

Through tea, recognition is given to the fact that every human encounter is a singular event, which can never occur in the exact same way again. Thus every aspect of the tea ceremony pays respect to the sacredness of human relationships. It is this aspect that makes the Tea Ceremony a perfect accompaniment to specials occasion such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or to celebrate and cherish the coming together of friends and family.

We are offering a unique chance to partake in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. You may choose between three different types of ceremonies which are held in our very own "Chashitsu"(Tea Room) at Spiral Beans. Alternatively, our host can come to you, wherever you are! 

 

Tea gatherings are usually classified as either “chakai" or “chaji”.

1.CHAJI

A chaji is a formal gathering, usually including a full-course meal followed by confections, and thin tea.

Our “Chaji” ceremony includes the preparation and serving of tea, a course meal, and alcoholic beverages. 

$180.00 per person*

 

 

2.Tenshin and Tea (pucchi chaji)

Our “Tenshin” ceremony includes the preparation and serving of tea, alcoholic beverages and a bento-style meal.

Our “Tenshin” ceremony includes the preparation and serving of tea, alcoholic beverages, traditional Japanese sweets (Okashi) and a bento-style meal. 

$120.00 per person*

3.CHAKAI 

Chakai is a relatively simple course of hospitality that includes the service of confections, thin tea, and perhaps a light meal known as “tenshin”. 

Our “Chakai” ceremony includes the preparation and serving of tea, and traditional Japanese sweets (Okashi).  

$55.00 per person*

 

*Our tea room can sit roughly 5-6 people per session, so please be sure to book in advance to reserve a place.