Tea Ceremony

Take part in one of Japan’s most cherished and spiritual rituals on Saturday, April 8, and see why refinement and subtlety are by-words in Japanese culture. In traditional costume and following canons of etiquette established nearly 1,000 years ago, a tea ceremony master will prepare and serve you a cup of matcha, or powdered green tea, and a traditional Japanese sweet to nibble. The elegant art of the ceremony, the reverence with which it is performed, and the emotional effect it produces will leave a deep and lasting impression on you.

This is among our most popular events at Yume, and we have scheduled the ceremony for 11:00 am and 1:30 pm to accommodate all who wish to participate. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by April 1 to, with your name, telephone number, and the number in your party and specify the time at which you would like to attend. The cost is $15 per person, plus regular Gardens admission. Members of Yume Japanese Gardens pay only the ceremony attendance fee.