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Events & Classes

Intro to Tea

Intro to Tea photo

Sunday, May 27, 2pm: Intro to Tea

An introductory class to the world of tea. Topics include: history of tea as a beverage; overview and tasting of the main varietals; Chinese tea ceremony; and more.

Eight seats available per session

Led by Michael Masaru Flora

Attendees receive 10% off in-store purchases (on Michael Flora and Elliot McDill ceramics)

For more info, please email: masarurasam@gmail.com

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Spring Tea Tasting

Spring Tea Tasting photo

Sunday, June 10, 2pm: Spring Tea Tasting
Tea is a perennial pleasure, but spring brings the most prized leaves of the year. As the weather warms,
tea bushes put all of their energy in new buds, yielding fresh and flavorful brews. Join us as we sample
early growth teas from China, Japan, and India.
Includes sampling of spring 2018 harvest teas from Michael’s tea collection and light snack.
Limited seating available.
For more info, please email Michael: masarurasam@gmail.com

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Cha Dao (茶道) - Tea as a pathway to foster harmony, promote tranquility, and discipline the mind

Cha Dao (茶道) - Tea as a pathway to foster harmony, promote tranquility, and discipline the mind photo

Sunday, July 22, 2pm: Cha Dao (茶道) - Tea as a pathway to foster harmony, promote tranquility, and discipline the mind


The simple act of preparing a cup of tea can reveal "greatness in the smallest incidents of everyday life.”
In this class we will focus on tea ceremony as a means to foster harmony, promote a sense of peace, and
discipline the mind. Using Chinese and Japanese tea traditions as starting points we will examine the
aesthetics and philosophy of Cha Dao and it’s application in modern life.

Includes sampling of rare and artisanal teas from Michael’s tea collection and light snack.
Limited seating available.
For more info, please email Michael: masarurasam@gmail.com

Attendees receive 10% off in-store purchases (on Michael Flora and Elliot McDill ceramics)

Click here to register

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