O stands from our obsession with Origin. We travel the world learning about the soil on which our tea grows and the people who care for it. Because healthier, better earth yields the teas that we want to share.
5 represents nature’s elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Void. In harmony, these elements express the best qualities that each terroir gives to tea.
Please don’t just take our word. Join us for a drink at our tea tasting bar in Kitsilano; we will let a cup speak for itself.
Introduction to the Tea Ceremony. A casual look at matcha and Japanese culture. In her basic class Noriko San will show you basic whisking techniques with high grade usucha matcha; Japanese style sweets are served.
Enhanced Introduction. A more advanced look at the matcha ceremony, includ- ing whisking techniques for koicha, using competition grade matcha; Noriko-San also offers sweet and savoury Japanese style tapas, created to enhance your tea experience. You will enjoy two servings of matcha, as well as brewed sencha.