World of Tea: Welcome the new harvest of teas from Japan!
Tatsuo Tomeoka, owner of Charaku Fine Japanese Tea, will lead a tea tasting class that will explore the variety, history, and culture of Japanese green tea. We plan to taste a wide variety of teas from various appellations around Japan, and and at this time will taste the 2015 new harvest (shincha) tea. Besides regional variations of Sencha, we will also experience the various processing styles that lead to Fukamushicha (Deep-Steamed Tea,) Tamaryokucha ("Coiled, or Ball-rolled" Tea,) Houjicha (Roasted GreenTea,) Genmaicha (Sencha plus Roasted Brown Rice,) and Kukicha (Stem Tea.) We'll conclude the tasting with Charaku's Premium Organic Matcha, which will be accompanied by seasonal, hand-made wagashi sweets from Seattle-based Tokara, one of the few professional Japanese confectioneries in the U.S.
Come enjoy the flavors and culture of Japanese green tea!