Tea & More Tea, Please

Feb 23, 2015

600px-TeeblaetterCamellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrub or small tree. Primarily, the buds and flowers are used to make teas such as white, green, oolong, black, yellow, and pu-erh (though not chamomile, mint, and rooibos teas). Using early leaves or more mature leaves produces differing flavors and “tea qualities,” and sometimes, even the twigs and stems of Camellia sinensis are used to make tea.

Walk through the “Camellia Forest” while learning about Camellia sinensis from the experts at Chado Tea Room. Then, take a taste test.

Chado Tea Tasting
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, March 1st, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge
Free with cost of admission
For more info, call 1.818.949.7980
Or visit








Another opportunity for lovers of tea—on Saturday and Sunday, and at two different times during the Camellia Festival, visitors may choose to witness a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with all its detail, etiquette, and elegance. (Advanced ticket purchase is required.)

Japanese Tea Ceremony
Saturday, Feb. 28th, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 1st, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Minka, Japanese Garden, Descanso
1418 Descanso Dr., La Cañada Flintridge
Cost: $15, advance ticket required, purchase here
For more info, call 1.818.949.7980
Or visit






Flowering tea plant photo: Reji Jacob at ml.wikipedia [CC BY 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.

By 狩野養信・雅信 模写 Copied by Kanō Osanobu and Kanō Masanobu. The original work, which was also copied, was made in 1632. (東京国立博物館 蔵) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

Photo of Japanese tea ceremony by Saitowitz from Tokyo, Japan (Omotenashi) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.



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