Enjoy drinking tea in our night tea course, which is part of the main focus of Chaji.

Under Japanese candle light and profound silence, please enjoy the tea. The light of candles and the quiet of the evening create a calm, beautiful atmosphere.

Course C

Thick tea and thin tea with sweets (moist and dried) by candlelight

Omogashi or main moist sweet

omogashi1.jpgThe main moist sweet or main confection is conventionally served before drinking a koicha. This is because the bitterness of the tea following the sweetness of the confection enhances the tasty of the tea.
This is because the sweetness of the confection complements the bitterness of the tea and improves its flavor. Omogashi is served in stacked boxes with a sweet pick made of spicewood.

Koicha or thick tea

cont1.jpgThe host puts the tea powder for the number of guests (about 3 scoopes of good quality tea powder per person) into the tea bowl, adds hot water from the kettle, and blends the thick tea with the tea whisk.
Listening to the sound of boiling water in the kettle is called "shou fu".
The guests share the bowl of koicha, passing it from hand to hand.

Higashi or dried sweet

higashi1.jpgHigashi (a dried sweet) is served with usucha (thin green tea). These sweets are usually made with sugar and sometimes with flour etc too. Those made with wasanbon, Japanese traditional sugar, are the best quality.
Some are also made of Kohaku Japanese agar jelly and starch syrup.
It is good to serve different kinds of sweets with various flavors and textures.

Usucha or thin tea

usucha1.jpgIt is the most common way to drink matcha and it is whisked into a fine foam on top. The host makes conversation with each guest while preparing each bowl of tea.

Course D

Thin tea with sweets, Clear soup, Hassun (two kinds of dishes) and Japanese sake by candlelight.

Kosuimono, clear soup

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Kosuimono is a small clear soup which is also called "hashiarai". This means to purify chopsticks or mouth after eating side dishes with strong smells like fish. The lid is used to put food on it.

Hassun (two kinds of dishes) and sake

hasun2.pngThe host brings in a square tray which contains food from "sea" and from "land", together with a metal sake pourer.

Sake

sake1.pngThe host pours cups of the sake for the guest as a matter of courtesy or ceremony and enjoyment. The host pours cups of sake for the guests and the guests return the hospitality by pouring sake for the host. You are not obligated to drink if you do not want to and some hosts can't drink sake either.

Course DM

Light meal, Japanese Sake
Thick tea and thin tea with sweets (moist and dry) by candlelight

Light meal and Japanese Sake

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Night Course

Course C
Thick tea and thin tea with sweets (moist and dry)
Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Time
17:00 / 19:00
Duration
1.5 hour
Amount of participants
2~5 persons
Price
\5,000 per person
Course D
Thin tea with dry sweet, Kosuimono (clear soup), Hassun (two kinds of meals) and Japanese sake
Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Time
17:00 / 19:00
Duration
1.5 hour
Amount of participants
2~5 persons
Price
\5,000 per person
Course DM
Light meal and Japanese Sake Thick tea and thin tea with sweets (moist and dry)
Days
Thursday
Time
17:00
Duration
2.5 hour
Amount of participants
2~5 persons
Price
\10,000 per person

Extra Information

Cancellation

Cancellation is possible up to 48 hours before the reserved time.
If a cancellation is made on the day before the reserved day, half of the total cost will be refunded.
If a cancellation is made on the appointed day, there is no refund.

Payment

We can not accept credit cards, so please play with cash instead.

Kaishi

Kaishi (packet of paper) or sweet pick are available from Joukeian

Private Course

A solo guest can have a private course, but the cost is double the normal price.

Small groups can also arrange private (not shared with other guests) tea ceremonies. Please contact me for prices.







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