Audrey and I started down the path of the Way of Tea – for us it has mostly been the Urasenke Tradition of Tea – some 15 years ago and it has taken us to a lot of interesting places and through tea we have met some wonderful people.

We cannot recommend study in the Way of Tea enough as a way to connect with Japanese culture, as well as a technique to helping you to achieving inner peace and balance through chado and its connections with Zen.

A tea-related experience often forms part of our tours, as where better to experience the Way of Tea than in the home of Zen?

You can see us in action here, as guests at a tea ceremony hosted by our sensei Bruce Hamana:

Our good friend Tyas, originally from Belgium and a certified Master of Tea, has a lovely tea emporium in the center of Kyoto: