Matcha Workshop with Ippodo Tea Co.
Native & Co warmly invites you to a Matcha workshop led by renowned Japanese tea specialist, Ippodo Tea Co. from Kyoto. You will be taking part in an authentic matcha tea-making experience with Ippodo’s classic matcha, where we will be leading you through a step-by-step guide to whisking the perfect bowl of matcha with a chasen (traditional Japanese bamboo whisk). Through this hands-on workshop, you will discover the delicate and rich flavours that matcha tea has to offer, as well as learn the art of preparing it from the comfort of your own home.
Participation in this workshop is free, but booking is required.
Wed 27 March 2019
Thu 28 March 2019
Sessions: 14:00 | 15:00
Location: Native & Co, 116 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PW
To reserve your place in the workshop, please click here.
*Please note spaces are limited and subject to availability.
*In case of cancellation, please contact us as soon as possible.
The centuries-old art of preparing and consuming matcha is traditionally rooted in Zen Buddhist thought and practice. Characterised by its rich and well-rounded layers of umami, matcha is unique for its production process which includes shade growing and stone grounding the whole leaf. The resulting tea boasts of natural antioxidant qualities and it is heralded for its myriad health benefits. Matcha is typically enjoyed as part of the reflective experience of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, but it is also widely celebrated as a versatile culinary ingredient.
About Ippodo Tea
With a rich history spanning three centuries, the renowned tea merchant Ippodo Tea Co. has been serving premium Japanese green tea in the ancient city of Kyoto since 1717. Located on the historic Teramachi street – just south of the Imperial palace, the family-owned business originated as a seller of Japanese tea and ceramics, and was later renamed by the imperial family as Ippodo: ‘the preserved one’. As one of Kyoto’s classic tea purveyors, Ippodo specializes in high-grade green tea cultivated in the reputed tea-making region of Uji in Kyoto. Ippodo’s continued mission is to uphold Japanese tea traditions and share the subtle pleasures of the art of Japanese green tea.
For more information about Ippodo Tea Co., please click here.