Join me in exploring tea!
I currently present a Tea Ceremony Demonstration and a Tea & Cheese pairing at the UK Tea Academy in London every couple of months. Check Academy Extras for dates and bookings.
I am available for tea events at your business or home by appointment. For small events up to 6 people I can host at my Hampshire home.
Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)7872609572 to discuss further.
I have presented events for a range of occasions, from birthday tea parties to company away days, promotional events and festivals abroad. I have worked with names including potter Sylph Baier, Ipsos Mori, Beefeater Gin, London-Sophia week, Twinings, Club Soda & The Mindful Drinking Festival, Kaplan, International Students House, The Himalayan Homes Trust and of course, The UK Tea Academy.
Cha-no-yu (Japanese Tea Ceremony) has always been my tea heart. I study and practice the Ueda Sōko tradition of Japanese Tea Ceremony, a warrior school of tea originating from Hiroshima. I am a member of Sōmu Shachū (Sōmu's Troupe), led by Adam Sōmu Wojciński, a direct disciple of the 16th generation Grand Master of our school, Ueda Sōkei.
Discover more about the Ueda Sōko Ryū and Sōmu Shachū at uedasokochanoyu.com
or on Instagam @somushachu
I have a unique chashitsu (Japanese Tea Room) in my loft that can accommodate up to four guests. In 2022 I acheived my Karamono license, meaning I can accept students under the guidance of my teacher.
I am available to host chakai and chaji by appoint. Chakai are 'informal' tea gaterings usually involving the serving of usucha (thin tea) and a sweet. Chaji are 'formal' tea gatherings involving serving of usucha (thin tea) and koicha (thick tea) as well as a kaiseki meal with sake.
Please contact me on email@example.com or +44(0)7872609572 if you are interested in booking a tea for yourself or a group. I work by appointment so there are no scheduled dates, rather let me know some dates that would suit you. Bookings for a simple Chakai start from £45 per person. Bookings available at my chashitsu or location of your choice.
"Thank you for your talk yesterday - I think I can safely say it was incredibly well received"
— Abby, International Students House
"I think it's safe to say you were the star attraction in our client's eyes, and they particularly enjoyed the session with you... you definitely made a good impact. Thanks for being so flexible with us on this and a total pro on the day - we were really impressed and would work with you again in the future."
Ipsos Mori event for Unilever
"Everyone really loved the talk and we have had some great feedback from both guests and the team at Southside House, so thank you very much for putting on such a wonderful performance and such and entertaining talk"
— Joanne and Jenny, Himalayan Homes Trust