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Tea Ceremony

Join in one of Japan’s most distinctive rituals and see why refinement and subtlety are by-words in Japanese culture.

In classical kimono and following canons of etiquette established nearly 1,000 years ago, a master devoted to the art and spirituality of “The Way of Tea” will prepare and serve you a bowl of matcha, or powdered green tea, and a traditional Japanese sweet to nibble.

Performed with all the formality and reverence that time-honored custom decrees, our Fall 2019 tea ceremonies take place on November 3 and December 1 at 1:00 and 3:00 pm. The ceremonies are not intended for children under the age of 15.

Advance reservation and ticket purchase is required. Tickets are $25 per person plus processing fees for non-members and $15 for members. Tickets include admission to the Gardens and are non-refundable.

You may purchase tickets online by clicking on “Events” at the top of any page of this website. A drop-down menu will appear; click on “Buy Tickets” and follow the instructions.

For these events, please park in the lot behind our main gate on North Alvernon Way, or on East Justin Lane, one half block south of Yume. Non-resident parking is no longer permitted on East Hampton Place, on the north side of the Gardens.

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Tea Time at Yume

Join Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson and Seven Cups Fine Tea for a special collaborative tasting event. Zhuping Hodge of Seven Cups will host three sessions of guided tea tastings in the beautiful bamboo grove of Yume Japanese Gardens. Each tasting includes teas and tea snacks from Seven Cups and a Japanese teacup, from Yume Gardens, which participants can take home. Admission to the event is $17 + plus processing fees per person. Participants must register in advance for a tasting session. No garden entry. Admission to Yume Gardens is separate from the event.


The times of each session are listed below:

Thursday, October 10th. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday, October 12th. 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Saturday, October 12th. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM



You may purchase non-refundable advance tickets online by clicking on “Events” at the top of any page of this website. A drop-down menu will appear; click on “Buy Tickets” and follow the instructions.