French Cheese and Japanese Tea Pairing
Saturday, September 24th
at the French Cheese Board, New York
This all day savory experience will allow guests to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, called Sadou, in a very small intimate group sessions by tea master Yoshitsugu Nagano of Nippon Cha.
In addition to this, both the pairing and the tea ceremony will feature the very beautiful Japanese handmade tableware of Takenobu Artisans.
Similar to wine, teas also have a wide variety of terroir, tannin, ages, astringency, and sweetness. So the marriage of tea and cheese offers many combinations to explore.
Tea Master Yoshitsugu Nagano, Communications and PR Manager of the French Cheese Board, Hubert Cosico, as well as sommelier Richard Eng will show you how to serve the right cheese experience with the right tea, including sencha, gyokuro and hojicha, for a new healthy and fascinating blend. Nippon Cha Owner Chang Qi Li will also be on hand to help answer questions about the first Nippon Cha retail store, cafe and restaurant in the US.
Wabi-sabi: a philosophy of art and lifestyle
Wabi-sabi is a combination of Japanese philosophy (wabi) and aesthetic (sabi) with roots in Zen Buddhism and tea ceremony. It’s appreciating the humility, the beauty of transience and imperfection of nature, and the simple things of daily life.
TAKENOBU’s artisans and artists interpret the traditional wabi-sabi aesthetic and philosophy of communion with nature into a modern simplicity for everyday use.
Their purpose is to preserve the Japanese ancestral quality we know with their own contemporary design and to foster a sustainable lifestyle by using natural materials with moderation. Everything is handmade and custom designs are available.*
This event is strictly RSVP
The Tea ceremony reservations will be available in 30-minute sessions for groups of 4 people maximum starting from 2pm to 7pm (2pm, 230pm, 3pm, 330pm… last session at 630pm).
*First overseas brand launch via an event:
We give exclusivity to the businesses and clients who attend our private events. Our brand is targeting a niche seeking a sophisticated and unique contemporary Japanese crafts art, preserving and reinterpreting the wabi-sabi aesthetic.