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"Pouring the Perfect Cup of Sencha Tea" Experience at Bashoen Teashop

Discover the charms of "sencha" with a tea professional inside a specialty teashop!

Operation Period

All year round.

Time Required

15-20 minutes.

Number of Participants



500 JPY– (tax included)

Tea is an essential part of Japanese culture and daily life, though even some Japanese people don’t know the characteristics of various teas and the best way to prepare them. Here at our family-run teashop our goal is to create a place for locals to gather and tea lovers to explore. We are not a shop designed for visiting tourists, but a place for locals to gather and tea lovers to explore. However, since we hope to share more about the characteristics of Japanese tea, we are offering this program for interested travelers.

In a separate program we introduce “matcha” powdered green tea.

For this program, an expert teashop staff will share the wonders of “sencha,” tea brewed from dry tea leaves. At Bashoen, we stock sencha from Shizuoka and Gifu prefectures, tea regions with different flavor profiles.

--> “Shizuoka” tea has a thick umami flavor.
--> ”Gifu” tea is aromatic with a crisp bitterness.

We will show you the most delicious ways to prepare these types of tea during the experience.

<Flow of Experience>
① Explaining how sencha is brewed in a small tea kettle

② Purchase a pack of sencha tea (choose Shizuoka or Gifu)

③ Mastering the perfect pour (pouring and taste test)

④ Your turn! (Try pouring the tea for yourself)

⑤ Drinking (Enjoy up to 3 cups of tea together with a Japanese sweet)

※Please decide and purchase one of the teas to use.
・「Tenjo」tea from Shizuoka 8g 300 yen
・「Yakumo」tea from Gifu 8g 200 yen

Bashoen was founded in Sendai over 330 years ago. Our Japanese tea specialty shop is loved by locals. We pride ourselves in providing high quality Japanese tea for everyday enjoyment. We also make sure our matcha green tea is always freshly ground, which you can try in our matcha experience.

Experience Program Name"Pouring the Perfect Cup of Sencha Tea" Experience at Bashoen Teashop
Activity LocationBashoen Tea Shop
Time Required15-20 minutes.
Operation PeriodAll year round.
Start TimeDuring business hours: 9:00-18:30 (Mon-Sat) 13:00-17:00 (national holidays)
Minimum number of participants1people
Maximum number of participants4people
Reservation Deadline1 days before by 16:00
About suspension of the activityWhen it is decided we must cancel a reservation based on any circumstance, we will contact you.
Important notes regarding participationPlease note there is no restroom available for visitors. Please use the public restroom inside the building across the street.
One Adult ※Sencha tea pack is a separate cost500 JPY (Tax included)
What is included in the priceExperience fee.
What is not included in the price一Sencha Pack (cost of tea)
・「Tenjo」tea from Shizuoka 8g 300 yen
・「Yakumo」tea from Gifu 8g 200 yen
Method of PaymentPay in cash on the day.
About cancellations and changesCancelled irregularly when staff are on business trips. Otherwise, cancelled when a dangerous situation is expected due to a natural disaster, etc.
Cancellation PolicyNo cancellation fee is charged.
Meeting Spot4-15, 2 Chome, Kokubuncho, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 980-0803
Meeting TimeDuring business hours: 9:00-18:30 (Mon-Sat) 13:00-17:00 (national holidays)
Access--By Public Transportation--
・8-min walk from Sendai Municipal Subway Tozai Line, Aobadori-Ichibancho Station.
・21-min walk from JR Sendai Station
Barrier-free AccessNo
About Guides and ToursExplanation by shop staff.
About multi-lingual supportJapanese/English/Other
Staff can speak simple English. When an English-speaking staff is not available, we can use an interpretation device. The interpretation device can support multiple languages.