Sado (Japanese Tea Ceremony) Online Workshop: Beginners course with Yuko Boff


Regular price £65.00

”Sado-茶道” ( Japanese Tea Ceremony ) online workshop: Beginners' course (90 min x 3 lessons) with Yuko Boff

Long used to welcome honoured guests and mark significant occasions, the ancient Japanese Tea Ceremony involves much more than preparing and serving tea. Sometimes known as the Way of Tea, it brings together many elements of Japanese culture, art and nature. 

Yuko Kobayashi Boff is a member and lecturer of the “Omotesenke Tea School and currently practices both in Japan and London. In this workshop she will introduce you to one particular style: Ryurei-shiki. Originally introduced to welcome foreigners, it uses a table and chair. She will present and demonstrate some of the procedures and utensils we use, teach you how to attend a Tea Ceremony as either guest or host, and discuss the concepts which underlie the Way of Tea.

Join Yuko and find out how the Tea Ceremony offers a tranquil and beautiful space to clear the mind and soothe the soul. 

Dates for Beginners course ( 90min x 3 lessons):

  • Day 1:  25th April 2021, Sunday 
  • Day 2:  9th May 2021, Sunday 
  • Day 3 : 23rd May 2021, Sunday 

Time: 14:00 - 15:30 ( 1.5 hours lesson each day)

Instructor's profileYuko Boff

Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)

Ticket Price:

  • £65 - Single person ticket to participate all 3 lesson of Beginners course including a "Chakin linen cloth" and 1st class shipping fee within the mainland U.K.

Please send an email to prior to your purchase of the ticket if you would like to participate this course from outside the U.K.

Ticket sales will close at 5pm on 23rd April 2021, Friday.

Precautions: Over 18 years old, suitable for beginners.

Please read the Terms carefully and make sure that you understand them before you submit your form.

**If you don't receive any information one day before the class, please send an email here:


Workshop plan

Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

In each session, Yuko will demonstrate the tea ceremony and you will learn how to use equipment. By the end of the 3rd session, you will know how to make tea on your own.

Day 1

  1. Introduction and presentation of the Tea Ceremony
  2. Outline of history

Day 2

  1. Attending the Tea Ceremony as a guest
  2. Kimono and the Tea Ceremony
  3. Importance of nature and the seasons in the Tea Ceremony 

    Day 3

    1. How to make Tea the Japanese way
    2. Introducing the Tea Box and Tea Basket

    Yuko will have Q&A time in each session.

    "Chakin" linen cloth included in the ticket.

    * Image of the "Chakin" linen cloth ( right on the tray) you will receive. 
    (Note: This will be sent directly from the instructor prior to the 2nd lesson.)

    Equipment needed for the class

    Please prepare this equipment by yourself before the 2nd lesson starts. 

    1. "茶碗: Cha-wan" (tea bowl or a deep bowl)
    2. "茶筅: Cha-sen" (tea whisk)
    3. ”茶杓: Cha-shaku" (tea scoop or any spoon)
    4. "抹茶: Maccha" ( ceremonial grade green tea powder)
    5.  Any kind of sweets of your choice: chocolates, biscuits, dates etc.
    6. "Chakin" linen cloth ( which is included in the ticket)

    * Image of equipment you will need for the workshop ( from left to right: 1. Tea Bowl, 2. Tea Whisk and 3 Tea Scoop.)