Loose Leaf: Tea Sitting and Tasting with Kenji Herbert

3-5pm, Sunday 25 October

Suggested donation $10 - $15

"Let us dream of evanescence, and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things." Kakuzo Okakura, The Book Of Tea

This will be an intimate and informal gathering focused on the tea traditions of the East, offering contemplative tea tasting with a brief overview about the origins and preparation of a variety of teas from China, Taiwan and Japan. Chinese teas will be served Gong Fu style and the session will begin with a short meditation. Snacks will also be provided.

Kenji Herbert is a Japanese-Austrian guitarist and composer currently based in Brooklyn. Growing up with Japanese heritage immersed him in a daily practice of drinking and preparing tea, but over the past four years he has been deepening his knowledge, collecting various teas throughout his travels and learning the rituals and traditions involved with preparing each of them. He describes these explorations as an "awakening", renewing his appreciation of this ancient and humble art form.

*Photo by the Tea Urchin www.teaurchin.com