Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Upcoming Event: A Treasure Trove of Japanese Teas (World of Tea Series)

Northwest Tea Festival will host a tea tasting event featuring teas I brought back from a recent visit to Uji and Shizuoka in Japan as part of its World of Tea Series on Saturday, February 20th.  I hope to see you there!

Hosted by Heather Porter (Hanamichi)

This will be an adventure in tasting several of the fine Japanese teas that were brought back by Heather Porter (who writes the blog Hanamichi) on her most recent trip to Japan. We will taste at least 6 excellent quality teas, and we will be using fine Japanese tea wares in their preparation and consumption. Join us!
A couple of the teas:
Kamigokoro is a kabusecha from Ocha no Kanbayashi in Uji. The Kanbayashi family began producing tea in Uji in the mid-16th century and are the only tea family in the region to continue to produce tea through the upheavals of the Meiji Restoration and into modern times.
Tougenkyou from Cha Cha no Ma in Tokyo was hand-plucked from new tea plants in Shizuoka. The name is Japanese for Shangri-la, the Peach Blossom Land, and refers to the delicate peach overtones of this sencha.
Date:  Saturday, February 20, 2016
Time:  10:00 am -12:00 pm
Location:  Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 South Alaska Street
Seattle, WA 98118
Price:  $15 
Reservations recommended.

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