Japanese Tea and Sake Tasting Experiences
Sake and green tea are synonymous with Japan. Explore the pursuit of perfection in crafting drinks of the highest quality through a series of tasting events in The Shop at Japan House. These include an introduction to sake, where guests can learn more about how it is made, what the labels mean, the different varieties and, of course, sample the flavours. Japanese tea tastings are offered with experts from Ippodo Tea.
Located in the heart of Kyoto, Ippodo Tea has been providing the highest quality Japanese green tea for nearly 300 years. More than just a retailer, Ippodo is directly involved in the procurement and blending of carefully selected tea leaves. Ippodo teas are of the finest class, cultivated in the lush fields of Kyoto and the surrounding area. This region is renowned for producing high grade green tea, thanks largely to its mild misty climate, mineral-rich soil and near-perfect balance of sunshine and rainfall.
In addition, Japan House London will also hold the exhibition Living Colours: Kasane – The Language of Japanese Colour Combinations, during London Craft Week. The exhibition focusses on natural dyeing techniques and the age-old art of kasane, the creation of Japanese colour combinations; and shines a spotlight on the guardians of this tradition, the Yoshioka Dyeing Workshop, a 200-year-old family-run company based in Japan's ancient capital Kyoto. The exhibition continues until Sunday 19 May.