Restorative tea ceremony

What is Restorative tea ceremony?

Japanese traditional herbal medicine, Kampo, will help to restore your natural balance.

In this program, a Kampo therapist will identify your pattern (the characteristics of your body energy) by a tongue examination. According to the results, the therapist will add some Kampo (herbs) to the tea ceremony. A combination of Green tea and Kampo may help your rejuvenation.

Patterns in Kampo

Kampo has a systematic method of diagnosis and treatment. The diagnosis is called a “sho” or a pattern.

In this program, the therapist will clarify your pattern (heat or cold) by a tongue examination.

Then herbs are selected for each pattern and added to your tea.

Sencha tea ceremony

There are two kinds of Japanese traditional tea ceremony.

Most people know the “Matcha” tea ceremony which uses green tea powder.

The other, “Sencha” tea ceremony is less known by the world and it uses tea leaves.

Sencha was brought to Japan in the mid-17th century and was widely adopted by Japanese citizens. Approximately, 80% of all tea produced in Japan is Sencha.

Long-term consumption of tea catechins through green tea could be beneficial against high-fat diet-induced obesity and type II diabetes and could reduce the risk of coronary disease (Chacko SM et al, 2010).

Chacko SM, Thambi PT, Kuttan R, Nishigaki I. Beneficial effects of green tea: a literature review. Chin Med. 2010;5:13. Published 2010 Apr 6. doi:10.1186/1749-8546-5-13

Additionally, green tea is richer in antioxidants compared to other forms of tea and is composed of polyphenols, caffeine, minerals, and trace amounts of vitamins, amino acids, and carbohydrates. The benefits can be varied such as anti-photoaging, stress resistance, and neuroprotective and autophagy properties(Prasanth MI et al,2019).

Prasanth MI, Sivamaruthi BS, Chaiyasut C, Tencomnao T. A Review of the Role of Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) in Antiphotoaging, Stress Resistance, Neuroprotection, and Autophagy. Nutrients. 2019;11(2):474. Published 2019 Feb 23. doi:10.3390/nu11020474

In this ceremony, you will experience Sencha served in a traditional manner accompanied with sweets that compliment the flavor of the tea.

Course

Restorative tea ceremony 60 min Course 3,500 YEN/ per person (Maximum 3)

Kampo tongue examination

Diagnosing your Pattern in Kampo method

Sencha Tea ceremony-First & Second brew Sencha with Kampo sweets

Program Owner

Chizuko Nakamura

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・April, 2019 The Japanese Psychological Association Certified Psychologist

・March, 2019 Open University Japan, BA April, 2013 Japan Kampo restorative care association, Restorative cuisine advisor

・August, 2012 Japan Kampo restorative care association, Kampo restorative care instructor December, 2011 Foundation occupational skill, Organic advisor

・January, 2005 Ramun ramai therapest

・November, 2001 Japan medical aromatherapy association, medical aromatherapy specialist