This is review from the guests!
My wife and I were very fortunate to observe Ryokufu perform the magnificent art of a Japanese tea ceremony. I want to emphasize that this has been undoubtably a peak experience for us on our 15 day trip so far. Ryokufu is exceptionally well versed in both English and Japanese. She takes time to explain both the history, significance, and process of the tea ceremony (with the added benefit of a Q&A session at the end of the experience). Afterwards, she performs the beautiful time honored tea ceremony tradition while also allowing observers to take photographs for memories sake. She then guides participants to making their own matcha tea which one can enjoy with the provided delicious bite sized snack. Lastly, Ryokufu showcases her amazing calligraphy skills when personalizing your certificate. As a bonus, we were able to purchase the matcha tea powder that she utilized during the class (which per my wife is the best she’s had when comparing to what we’ve enjoyed in California and Japan so far). We’ve been looking for matcha tea to bring home as gifts for family (and there are many vendors throughout Japan); who better to ask then a skilled artisan who has been practicing and honing her craft since she was 13? I highly recommend anyone visiting Japan to take a class with Ryokufu; you’ll be away from tourist traps, you get to be both an observer and semi-participant in a once in a lifetime experience, and you’ll gain a great story to tell back home. I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
【Health benefits tea ceremony from Japan!!!!!】
I gained 20 kg after I left in Japan about 3.5 years but thanks for drinking best matcha, I lost 15 kg only 6 months buck in Japan. It was successful diet in my life. That’s why I became one of the finalist of miss contest twice.
I want to share my knowledge about tea ceremony and health benefits of matcha green tea through this online experience.
The tea ceremony is not only about drinking matcha and eating sweets-there are more important pieces that I will teach you.
I will begin by giving an introduction about matcha and tea ceremony. Then I will give a demonstration by performing the steps. After that, I will teach you how to make matcha tea. Lastly we will Q&A to cover anything the class.
The session include the following activities
1. Introduce by yourself/ myself
2. Health benefits of matcha
3. Lecture of tea ceremony
4. Performance (please silence 10minutes)
5. I will teach you how to make delicious matcha.
6. Question/ Other
Please feel Zen meditation through the class.
Ryokufu gave us interesting insights on the tradition of tea ceremony and Uji matcha tea. She welcomed us in a kimono inside her beautiful shop, that luckily had AC to save us from the heatwave outside. Her handling of the tea was very fascinating. For anyone foreign, the Japanese tea ceremony is an intriguing experience.
Ryokufu est très accueillante, souriante et nous avons bien pu discuter en anglais. Nous avons eu la chance d’être seuls avec elle pour la cérémonie du thé, nous avons donc pu prendre le temps de poser toutes nos questions ! La cérémonie en elle-même est assez courte mais agréable. J’ai pu apprendre de nouvelles choses. Le thé était délicieux !”