Catherine Jue brewing tea

In-Person Tea Tasting Experience

Next Tasting: August, to be announced

We are pleased to welcome you to our in-person, monthly tea tastings. We will brew and taste three single origin, directly sourced teas from Japan. You will learn about our teas' terroir, processing, and tea maker; enjoy nuances in aroma, flavor, and finish; and take away brewing tips and recommendations.

Please join our newsletter to know when we release reservations for our August tasting!

This Month's Tea Tasting Pop-Up: Mochi with Studio Miyabi 🍡

Also available on Saturday, July 24th will be Studio Miyabi's seasonal wagashi and mochi boxes. Made without white sugar or artificial colors, Mana-san learned the art of Japanese confections in Kyoto at a traditional wagashi shop and has been professionally making wagashi and mochi for over 6 years.

Today, Studio Miyabi creates traditional, seasonally-styled wagashi in evocative flavors, such as rose with black sesame, plum flower with raspberry, and blossoms with green tea filling. We're so thrilled to collaborate with her to celebrate the start of our in-person tea tastings.

Starting 12pm until sold out, Studio Miyabi will be selling a limited number of:

  • Summer-themed wagashi (box of 4), $30
  • Daifuku mochi filled with seasonal fruits and sweet bean paste (box of 1), $5
See below for FAQ about our mochi collaboration and click here to read more about Studio Miyabi's eye catching desserts.

Studio Miyabi mochi pop-up with Tekuno


How does the in-person tea tasting work?

We host in-person tea tastings once a month on a Saturday. Groups up to 6 people may schedule a tasting through our online reservation system, which is made available on this page 2 weeks in advance. Tastings last 40 minutes and begin on the hour from 12-6pm.

Please join our newsletter to know when we release the month's tickets.

How long is the tasting?

40 minutes

How much is a tasting?

$35 / person

How many people can I bring?

We welcome groups of 1-6. Please purchase the number of your group when making your reservation.

Is the tasting experience communal?

No, we only accept one group per tasting slot. Please note that our online reservation system holds tickets while they are in someone else's cart; if all slots appear to be sold out, please check back later in the day.

Do you accept walk-ins?

We are reservation-only for now

Do you offer tastings outside your monthly events? Can I schedule a private tasting?

Yes! Please see our private events page.

What is your cancellation policy?

(1) Cancellations up to 48 hours in advance may receive a refund via email. Due to the limited number of tasting slots, we cannot accommodate refunds for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance.

(2) If only part of your party needs to cancel, we are happy to provide their refund in-person or via email.

I can no longer make my tasting. Can I reschedule it?

We will be thrilled to welcome you at another month's tasting, but we cannot hold a future slot and kindly request that you re-reserve when we release tickets for the next month. You will receive a refund according to our cancellation policy above.

Can I give this as a gift?

Yes! Due to the limited availability of our monthly tea tastings, we recommend reserving the tea tasting on behalf of the recipient when tickets become available.

Do you still offer virtual tea tastings?

With the reopening of in-person tea tastings, we no longer offer private virtual tea tastings. Subscription boxes always include a virtual tea tasting during your first month, and we continue to offer corporate virtual tea tastings for groups of 6+.

What if I have another question?

Please email us and we would be happy to help!