Jiyugaoka area, Tea lesson

Lupicia Tea Shop Jiyugaoka – Matcha Tea Lesson in English

When Aya from Lupicia headquarters contacted me a few weeks ago, I was so excited!

In 2012 I had posted about the beautiful rooftop terrace at the Lupicia tea shop in Jiyugaoka. Lupicia had heard about it and asked me if I would be interested in experiencing their Matcha tea lesson in English.

I said yes!!

This is a very unique matcha tea lesson because of the following key points:

  • Fun relaxed atmosphere – It is held in a cosy relaxed room with tables and chairs (a little different from the traditional tea ceremony kneeling on tatami mats and dressed in kimono). Each lesson has 8 participants so it is easy to listen and the teacher will help you personally. Afterwards, you can go upstairs for the delicious lunch in the Lupicia cafe (see photos below of the cafe!)
  • Informative seminar – The teacher explains the history as well as the health and beauty benefits of matcha, and how matcha is now popular around the world particularly in New York City!
  • English – The lesson is in English! This is one of the few matcha lessons in English in Tokyo, and it is so easy to make a reservation and to access.

Lupicia is a Japanese company with over 400 kinds of fresh teas throughout the year. Just walking into their shop you will be blown away by the huge variety of teas and the beautiful packaging. They also have stores overseas including Melbourne, Australia!

See the Lupicia website here for details about the tea lesson in English and to make a booking. Make sure you say you heard about the lesson from Tokyo Urban Baby!

I highly recommend joining with your girlfriends for a fun few hours while the kids are at school!

Arrived outside Lupicia in Jiyugaoka

Arrived outside Lupicia in Jiyugaoka

Entrance to Lupicia tea shop

Entrance to Lupicia tea shop

Relaxed and cosy room for the matcha tea lesson!

Relaxed and cosy room for the matcha tea lesson!

Love the start of the lesson, with some history about Matcha as well as the health and beauty benefits of drinking Matcha

Love the start of the lesson, with an explanation of the history of Matcha as well as the health and beauty benefits of drinking Matcha

The Matcha Teacher takes us through the steps of making matcha

The Matcha Teacher takes us through the steps of making matcha

Using the special spoon to scoop the matcha tea

Using the special spoon to scoop the matcha tea

This is the matcha tea we used for the lesson

This is the matcha tea we used for the lesson

Me trying to froth up my matcha tea - it was quite hard at first! :)

Me trying to froth up my matcha tea – it was quite hard at first! 🙂

I got the hang of frothing the matcha thanks to the guidance from our matcha teacher

I got the hang of frothing the matcha thanks to the guidance from our matcha teacher

The matcha tea sachets that are a quick alternative for making matcha on the run

The matcha tea sachets that are a quick alternative for making matcha on the run. Such a great gift! Love the packaging

After the lesson we had lunch on the 2nd floor in the Lupicia cafe

After the lesson we had lunch on the 2nd floor in the Lupicia cafe

Beautiful cafe and shop on the 2nd floor

Beautiful cafe and shop on the 2nd floor

Skylight from the rooftop garden

Skylight from the rooftop garden

The lunch was delicious! and so peaceful and relaxing.

The lunch was delicious! and so peaceful and relaxing.

The quiche is divine

The quiche is divine

We had enough room to squeeze in matcha and vanilla profiteroles. YuM!

We had enough room to squeeze in matcha and vanilla profiteroles. YuM!

You can buy the matcha tea and whisk in the shop

You can buy the matcha tea and whisk in the shop

Huge range of teas to choose from

Huge range of teas to choose from

Matcha section with lots of varieties

Matcha section with lots of varieties

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2 thoughts on “Lupicia Tea Shop Jiyugaoka – Matcha Tea Lesson in English

  1. Erin says:

    So stunning! I can’t wait to visit the shop in January!

    1. Kate says:

      Thanks Erin! You will love it!

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