Burghley House | Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop
Japanese tea ceremony

11 Sep 2024

Tours, Talks & Workshops

Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop

Enjoy this ancient ritual used to enhance the mind, to produce calm, peace and wellbeing as well as boosting energy

In the Japanese Tea Ceremony host and tea ceremony master Keiko Uchida will take you through the history of green tea and the philosophy and cultural background behind the Japanese Tea Ceremony, which can involve gardening, ceramics, textiles, architecture, calligraphy and food, as well as tea. Gain insights into the health and beauty benefits of matcha tea and learn the difference between black tea, green tea and matcha tea.

Next, enjoy a demonstration where Keiko will prepare and serve you a cup of matcha tea with a Japanese sweet treat. She will teach you about the traditional way of serving and drinking a cup of matcha tea in public, with traditional gestures and manners. You will then have the opportunity to take on the role of host and guest using traditional equipment.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discover more on the art of tea as a way to realise our wellbeing and to reduce stress levels.

An exclusive and tranquil setting

This workshop takes place in The Dairy, a beautiful 19th century building nestled in the heart of the Burghley Estate with an idyllic rural setting and stunning views of Burghley House and its surrounding Parkland.

About your workshop host

Keiko Uchida has been practicing the Japanese Tea Ceremony for 25 years, and is a qualified tea ceremony master. She loves to share her knowledge and experience of the tea ceremony, of matcha tea, and the whole world of Japanese culture.

Workshop times

11.30am to 12.45pm

1.30pm to 2.45pm

A Treasures from the East workshop

Our Treasures from the East events are inspired by this year’s Treasury Exhibition and offer a chance to explore the fascinating skills and traditions of the Far East.

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Event information

Book tickets


11 September


11.30am, 1.30pm


The Dairy, Burghley Estate



Additional Information

Includes matcha tea served with complimentary sweet. Please advise of any allergens by contacting us by email after booking.

All matcha making equipment is provided. Minimum age 16 years old.

Accessibility | We will endeavour to meet individual needs where we can, please get in touch with us by email to discuss any requirements before booking. Parking is available out side the venue.

In line with our standard Terms & Conditions, tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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