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Join us in making cherry blossom themed Japanese sweets. Let’s enjoy the most beautiful season in Japan. You will be greeted by the cherry blossoms in bloom on the walk to the workshop venue.    Please refer to our tour plan: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

The season for cherry blossoms is almost here!


There are two reasons. By eating sweets, it balances the bitterness of the green tea that follows. Another reasons is that it alleviates the strong effect of tea on your digestive system if sweets are taken first. It shows the hospitality of the tea masters.      Please refer to our workshop details: http://mat-cha-doh.com/plan-lineup/  

Sweets are served before a bowl of green tea. Why?



The Peach Festival, or “Hinamatsuri”, celebrated on March 3rd is to wish for the healthy growth and happiness of young girls in Japan. We’ll display hina-ningyo or classic style dolls and celebrate the occasion with a meal and sweets with families and friends. We adults will enjoy the sweets with matcha green tea. Here’s to a healthy and wonderful year for all girls!  

The Peach Festival Tea Ceremony


The most popular and casual one is called “O-usu” or thin tea as shown at the left. It is prepared with plenty of hot water in individual bowls. The formal tea, considered as the highlight of the tea ceremony, is “O-koicha”, thick tea. It is prepared with generous amount of matcha green powder whisked with little hot water in a bowl that is shared among the guests. Thick tea is rich in flavor compared to thin tea. Mat-Cha-Doh provides a workshop where you can sample and compare both types of tea.    Please refer to our workshop details: http://mat-cha-doh.com/plan-lineup/

Did you know that there are two ways to prepare ...



We are currently planning our next tea gathering centered around our red “Oribe” dishes. The Oribe style of pottery is known for unconvetional designs. The dishes shown left are originally crafted for serving food but could also be used for tea ceremony. We are currently researching the best way to incorporate the dishes playfully into our ceremony, a joyful process for any tea disciple.      Please refer to our tour report: https://goo.gl/muEnEf  Detail on our plan: http://goo.gl/3I0QCC  

We are currently planning our next tea gathering.


  Wagashi (Japanese sweets) boast health benefits due to ingredients such as beans, starch, sugar and they rarely feature dairy. Its gentle sweetness goes well with green tea and are widely used at tea ceremony. Not only do they taste delicious, but the designs and colors are very sweet as well!      Please refer to our tour plan: http://goo.gl/QM2sso

Wagashi (Japanese sweets) boast health benefits.



Thank you very much for your interest in this tour! We will introduce to you a cultural experience of making Wagashi (Japanese sweets) and later serve it with Uji Matcha tea (ground green tea). The lesson is fun and simple. The size of an average wagashi is very small, about 4 x 4cm (1.6 x 1.6 in). In such small pieces, you will explore the amazing stories of four beautiful seasons of Japan, its history and various seasonal events. Wagashi and Matcha, in fact, are the basic key items of Japanese traditional tea ceremony.   Highlights You will be guided […]

Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo


Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Bangkok, Thailand in our tour “Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo” today. They are a married couple. They are aiming to provide Wagashi (Japanese sweets) at their Japanese restaurant in Bangkok. So, we provided information to buy ingredients and cooking utensils in addition to a Wagashi lesson. We hope that many people enjoy Wagashi in Thailand. And we will completely work hard for them. Please look at their beautiful works.   If you are interested in this post, please check […]

Tour Report – Nov. 27th, 2016



Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from San Francisco, USA in our tour “Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo” today. They made two kinds of Japanese sweets, Peony (寒椿) and Chrysanthemum (菊). Both of them are one of the most famous and beautiful winter flowers in Japan. Please look at their beautiful works.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso   The Scenes from This Tour                 […]

Tour Report – Nov. 24th, 2016


Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo We welcomed a very wonderful guest who came from Colorado, USA in our tour “Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo” yesterday. She is a chef. She said that she would like to add Japanese sweets to the menu of her restaurant in the future. We are really looking forward to it!   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso   The Scenes from This Tour             If you are interested in […]

Tour Report – Nov. 5th, 2016



Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo We welcomed very wonderful guests who came from Melbourne, Australia in our tour “Enjoy Wagashi Making with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo” today. Their work was very quick, skillful, and soft. Please look at their beautiful works.   If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso   The Scenes from This Tour             If you are interested in this post, please check below! Wagashi Making Class with Uji Matcha Tea in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/QM2sso  

Tour Report – Oct. 31th, 2016