While matcha has become one of the most popular drinks around the world, from that matcha latte at your neighbourhood cafe to the decoration in molecular gastronomy, there is a long history in making - perhaps much more so than you thought. Contrary to its "made in Japan" label that first comes to mind, matcha actually originated from China during the Tang Dynasty. The ensuing Song Dynasty popularised the drink in the 10-13th centuries, but it was not until a Japanese monk planted green tea seeds in the temple grounds in Kyoto in the early 1900s that the drink became a truly "Japanese tea".
Given we are all 'grounded' in Hong Kong these days, let us bring some Japanese culture to you instead through a month of Japanese teas!
Spring Matcha Private Class
Brief History of Japanese Teas & Tea Culture
Introduction of Matcha
Hands on matcha-making
Each participant will receive a coupon to buy an IPPODO Matcha Starter Kit + Plantation's First Flush Driftwood Matcha at a discounted package price of HK$560 (Original at HK$800)
Date: Thursday through Saturdays
Duration: 1 Hour (11:30am-12:30pm)
For 1 person booking | $580/person
For 2-6 persons booking | $380/person