Our teachers offer lessons in various locations throughout the Philadelphia region, including private tea rooms.
Our teachers offer lessons on an ongoing basis in private residences in New Jersey and the Philadelphia suburbs. Scroll down to contact teachers directly, or click on the "Find Out More" button to e-mail us with questions.
Why study tea ceremony? There are as many reasons as there are students: to learn more about Japanese culture, to embrace a meditative approach to everyday life, to experience a new approach to serving and sharing tea. The goal is not simply to make tea for others, but to immerse yourself in another way of thinking, where you practice everything from subtle hand movements to preparing meals.
We teach tea ceremony in traditional Japanese style: In a small group setting where students work individually with a teacher to learn the basic movements and procedures needed to host a tea gathering or attend one as a guest. It typically takes about three months of weekly lessons to learn the most basic temae, or tea procedure, and after that a student can study as long and as deeply as he or she likes.
Drinking tea is a great way to embrace mindfulness in an everyday activity
Located on a private residence in central New Jersey, this tea house is the site of private lessons taught by a local teacher. Contact the teacher for dates and times.
Lessons are currently offered on Thursday mornings at this tearoom, located in a private residence in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Contact a teacher for details.
Lessons are offered on weekday evenings and weekends in this tearoom, located in a private residence in Drexel Hill, in the western suburbs of Pennsylvania, Contact the teacher for details.