Chakabuki Matcha Tea Tasting Experience


Experience matcha tea through chakabuki with Wendy Lin of Waseian (Urasenke Tradition).

  • 5 April, 11am-12pm
  • Cubby Creative, 114 George St Redfern NSW 2016

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[Update on 20 March: Workshop cancellation]
Unfortunately, this workshop became unavailable due to the coronavirus fear.
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Hope we can organise another workshop a our next pop-up in late-June!

Chakabuki is a matcha tasting game that was popular among the intellectual in Kyoto between the late Kamakura period (1185-1333) and the middle of the Muromachi period (1338-1573). In our version, Wendy will introduce three different types of matcha which participants will taste. The matcha will then be shuffled and you will do a second round of blind tasting, and attempt to guess the type of matcha.

You can choose to taste the tea the traditional way -sharing from one matcha bowl- or choose to have their own teacup for the duration of the tasting. Japanese sweets will also be provided to complement the tea.

About Matcha

Matcha is a fine powdered green tea which is harvested and made under strict conditions to maintain high quality. While one serving of matcha (fine powdered green tea) has much less caffeine than coffee, it provides a less jittery, more sustained energy boost -with no crash at the end. L-Theanine also improves focus and helps you concentrate.


Date, time & location

5 April, 11am-12pm
Cubby Space, 114 George St Redfern NSW 2016

Easily accessible by train. Free street parking is also available in the area.

What to bring

Nothing, we’ll provide everything!

What you’ll take home

  • Three different types of matcha to taste.
  • Japanese sweets to complement the tea.
About Your Instructor
Wendy has been regularly visiting Japan to practice tea for the last 13 years and has graduated from the Urasenke Midorikai (the official matcha class for international students at the Urasenke Headquarters in Kyoto) in 2011. She has own tea room named Waseian  in Castle Hills and currently holds “Seihikitsugi” licence from Urasenke.




Cancellations are possible up to 72 hours (3 days) before the session. Please e-mail info[at]simply-native[dot]jp