Global Tea Tour - Japan

Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019
The Jasmine Pearl
724 N.E. 22nd Ave.
Portland, OR 97232

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

In this class, participants will sample five different Japanese teas and brewing methods for each tea. History of tea in Japan, a brief explanation of cultivation and Japanese tea growing regions will also be covered. Your host will also cover Chado, the Japanese Tea Ceremony, and briefly explain the differences and similarities between different tea ceremony schools.

Marjorie Yap has more than 35 years experience with chado, the Way of Japanese Tea Ceremony. She studied in Kyoto, Japan at the Urasenke headquarters and received her teaching credentials and tea artistic name, Soya, from the 16th generation Urasenke Grand Tea Master. She has studied with Minako Frady Sensei in Portland, Torigai Sensei in Japan and Bonnie Mitchell Sensei at the Seattle Chanoyu East West Center. She has performed Tea Ceremony at the Portland Japanese Garden and numerous public and private events both in the U.S. and in Japan. She has assisted teaching the Chado and Japanese Aesthetics course at the University of Washington and was guest lecturer at Portland Community College in Tea Ceramics and Tea Ceremony and Theater at Sarah Lawrence College. Visit for more information about the Issoan Tea School.

Enjoy the entire Global Tea Tour series as a bundle and attend one class for free.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Nov. 24