Join Momo Yoshida, the founder of Momo Tea, on a journey into the world of Japanese tea. In this fun, hands-on workshop you will get to discover and savor the beauty and variety of Japanese teas. Momo will introduce you to a wide array of Japanese tea, including Sencha, Hojicha, Genmaicha, Gyokuro, and Matcha.
There will be ample opportunity to examine the particular characteristics and different flavor profiles based on growing regions, while Momo gives a tea brewing demonstration, sharing tips for making the perfect cup of tea at home.
You will also look into the art of “pairing” tea with food and utensils in the tradition of a Japanese Afternoon Tea. Food will be served on a special 3 Tier cake tray made by local potter Secret Teatime. Momo will present various sweets and few evening snacks such as tea-flavored rice, scones, daifuku, macarons, and more.
As a finale, you will get a taste of the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. After getting a hands-on experience on whisking a bowl of matcha, you will savor an exquisite cup of ceremonial grade Matcha paired with traditional sweets. It will be an unforgettable journey for all tea lovers.
Momo Yoshida is the founder and owner of Momo Tea, an online tea store based in Toronto. She selects high quality tea in her home country of Japan and offers them at affordable prices in Canada.
Momo is serious tea lover. She is a certified Tea Sommelier with George Brown College and Tea Association of Canada. She is also a member of Tea Guild of Canada, as well as belonging to the Urasenke school of Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony).
Momo is actively participating in various tea events, and Momo Tea is one of the primary exhibitors for of the annual Toronto Tea Festival. At last year’s festival, Momo Tea’s Hojicha was awarded first place & her Genmaicha as second green tea for 2018.
As a tireless tea advocate, Momo continues to share her passion and expertise in tea with all tea lovers at numerous cultural events around the city, including seasonal festivals at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Center, the Japan Festival in Mississauga, as well as hosting her tea workshops, and appearing as a guest speaker at tea seminars all over Toronto.
Every week, The Depanneur invites TO’s best culinary talents to lead fun, hands-on workshops.