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September 2018

September Tea Demonstration 1 pm

September 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$30

After one month break, we resume our tea ceremony demonstration in September! Come and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on the grounds of Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Tea and sweets will be served to all guests. Tickets can be purchased via Shofuso website. For tickets, click here.

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September Tea Demonstration 2:30 pm

September 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$30

After one month break, we resume our tea ceremony demonstration in September! Come and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on the grounds of Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Tea and sweets will be served to all guests. Tickets can be purchased via Shofuso website. For tickets, click here.

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Otsukimi (Moon-viewing Tea)

September 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$25

We gather under the stars (and hopefully no clouds!) to share tea and sweets and watch the gorgeous full moon of autumn. This event will be held September 23rd (Sunday) at 7 p.m. at Shofuso. Poems optional!

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October 2018

October Tea Demonstration 1 pm

October 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$30

<Currently Sold Out! Please check out our 2:30 pm sitting> Our last tea demonstration of 2018 is here... Come and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on the grounds of Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Tea and sweets will be served to all guests. Seating is limited -- advance registration is recommended! Tickets can be purchased at Shofuso website. For tickets, click here.

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October Tea Demonstration 2:30 pm

October 21, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$30

Our last tea demonstration of 2018 is here... Come and take part in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on the grounds of Shofuso, the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park. Tea and sweets will be served to all guests. Seating is limited -- advance registration is recommended! Tickets can be purchased at Shofuso website. For tickets, click here.

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November 2018

Taeko Shervin’s Farewell Dinner

November 2, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Acorn Club, 1519 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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$45

After more than thirty years of teaching tea in the Philadelphia area, Taeko Shervin sensei is moving back to Japan. Students, friends, and other well-wishes are welcome at her farewell dinner, which will be held on November 2, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Center City, Philadelphia. Please choose an entree option when registering!

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Robiraki (the Opening of the Winter Hearth)

November 4, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Drive & Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$25

A celebration of the transition from summer season to winter season by gathering to enjoy the first bowl of tea made in the sunken hearth. This event will be held at Shofuso on November 4, 2018, at 11 a.m. There will be a laying of the charcoal fire followed by koicha (thick tea) and usucha (thin tea), with sweets.

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January 2019

Hatsugama 2019 (10 am)

January 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cliveden Manor, 6401 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$60 – $75

Please join us for the 2019 Hatsugama (new year's tea ceremony) celebration on Jan. 13 (Sun).  There are two sittings: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the same day. The gathering will include a charcoal arrangement (sumi), a meal featuring traditional New Year's food, thick tea (koicha) and thin tea (usucha). Please note that space is limited at each sitting! Dress code: Formal (Western dress clothes or kimono) Requested donation: $60 members / $75 nonmembers Please RSVP or purchase the ticket at the online store no later than Jan 3., 2019! http://phillytea.org/online-store/

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Hatsugama 2019 (2 pm)

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cliveden Manor, 6401 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144 United States
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$60 – $75

Please join us for the 2019 Hatsugama (new year's tea ceremony) celebration on Jan. 13 (Sun).  There are two sittings: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on the same day. The gathering will include a charcoal arrangement (sumi), a meal featuring traditional New Year's food, thick tea (koicha) and thin tea (usucha). Please note that space is limited at each sitting! Dress code: Formal (Western dress clothes or kimono) Requested donation: $60 members / $75 nonmembers Please RSVP or purchase the ticket at the online store no later than Jan 3., 2019! http://phillytea.org/online-store/

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March 2019

The Joy of Tea: Wagashi-Japanese Sweets and Chanoyu

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Horticultural Center, 100 N. Horticultural Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19131 United States
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$30

We believe Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony, is fun! In this introductory class, we make several Japanese sweets. We then taste-test all the sweets with matcha and practice basic tea room behavior. Details will be notified to each participant--seating is limited! To reserve a spot, sign up online https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=17284735&appointmentType=9293629 or please contact: phillyjoyoftea@gmail.com Chanoyu, often translated as Japanese tea ceremony, involves complex and intricate procedures which may be fascinating but also intimidating. We believe that Chanoyu should be fun; it is about the interaction between the host and guests. In this series, we focus on introducing the philosophy and spirit…

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