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Master the Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony

1 hour
From $19.00
Group size
Up to 15 people

Join an expert from Tokyo and learn how to make tea in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Ever wondered exactly what matcha is? Or how to make tea the way the masters do in Japan? Join Tokyo native Yukiko for a virtual, behind-the-scenes look at the art of the Japanese tea ceremony in her establishment called Koomon, Tokyo. Yukiko will begin the Online Escape by inviting you into the drawing room, where she’ll share the philosophy and history of the traditional Japanese green tea ceremony, as well as its meaning in modern society. You’ll then move into the tea ceremony room, where a tea master of the Enshuuryuu school will demonstrate how to brew matcha tea—this will be a good moment for you to sip a cup of your own green tea, if you have some! Tea time will never look the same once you learn how to perform a Japanese tea ceremony at home. There’s even an art to enjoying matcha tea in Japan, and you’ll learn how to do that, too. As Yukiko will explain, the Japanese tea ceremony (and this Online Escape) all comes down to one very important thing: ICHI-GO-ICHI-E. Tune in to find out what that Japanese concept means!

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • An interest in traditional Japanese culture
  • A willingness to slow down and embrace the moment
  • A cup of matcha green tea (if you want to sip while you listen!)


Overall rating 5.0 out of 5
Based on 5 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Peaceful and Informative
09/07/20 by Deborah

I participated in a tea ceremony in Okinawa 37 years ago and I've never forgotten how much I enjoyed it. I'm delighted I was able to experience this lovely ceremony once again, but now from the perspective as a teacher of med...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Deborah, We are delighted to hear that this virtual experience with us has rekindled your interest in Ikebana. We are glad you and your husband enjoyed this ceremony and we hop...

Fascinating and so educational
09/07/20 by Montgomery

It's been 15 years since my last Japanese tea, so this was a wonderful experience. The formal nature of the tea ceremony can't but help you to feel special, and to relax with the entire experience. Yukiko was fantastic, easil...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Montgomery, We agree Yukiko is a wonderful host. Thank you so much for joining us. Take care!

Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony
08/27/20 by Robin J

Every detail about this virtual tour and experience was well thought out and delivered. Thank you for an hour of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. -Robin

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Robin, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this experience with us. We are glad you enjoyed it and learned so much from Yukiko. Until next time!

Awesome Experience
08/27/20 by PATRICE

I thought the Online Experience was great! I felt that I was participating in the Tea Ceremony although it was virtual! The principles of the tea ceremony and the focus on mindfulness were good lessons to enjoy the simple thi...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Patrice, We wholeheartedly agree with you - it is the simple things in life that truly matter! Thank you for joining us. Take so much care!

Wonderful moment
08/27/20 by Linda

Calming, relaxing and beautiful tea ceremony! I appreciate learning about the Japanese culture and the respect for mindfulness quiet moments teaching us how to be thankful for what nature has provided and the tea master ! Tha...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Linda, We agree this Escape is truly wonderful for the mind and soul. Thank you for joining us and for letting us know how much you enjoyed it. Take care.

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