Thursday March 28, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Rose Room, The Nippon Club 2F 
145 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

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Arts & Cultural Exchange Program 
The Japan Foundation, New York 

The Japan Foundation, New York is pleased to present an evening of tea tasting led by tea masters from Kyoto on Thursday, March 28 at The Nippon Club Rose Room.

Moderated by Peter F. Goggi, Executive Vice-President of the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Kazuo Hayashiya, third-degree Master Tea Appraiser, and Tsuyoshi Sugimoto, Association Certified Japanese Tea Instructor and President of Shohokuen Co., Ltd. will present the history of green tea and its different varieties.

They will teach the proper brewing methods for each tea, which participants can then enjoy at home, with or without standard Japanese tea utensils.  Each participant will have the opportunity to make Matcha on their own, as well as taste other different teas such as Gyokuro, Sencha, Hojicha and Genmai-cha.  This is a rare opportunity for an American audience to experience a guided tasting seminar from bona-fide tea masters of Japan

This event is free to the public.  Seating is limited and RSVP is required by March 20, 2013.  To make a reservation, please RSVP from below.  For other inquiries please call 212-489-0299 or info@jfny.org.

This event is supported by the following organizations:
Kyoto  Chamber of  Tea Industry
The Tea Association of USA
Specialty Tea Institute 

Special thanks to Focus America Corporation

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