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Dec 15, 2013 12:04 PM

High Quality Tea?

My day for questions, I guess.

Lovely #1 daughter has expressed an interest, beyond Japanese anime and those graphic novels the size of telephone books, in learning about tea and also tea ceremony.etiquette and presentation.

I remember attending a tea ceremony at the Japanese pavilion in Balboa Park, but that was many moons ago (she says coyly) and I have no idea where to start looking in this current time.

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  1. You may want to contact the Urasenke Group in San Diego:

    Urasenke San Diego Association, CA
    4691 Leathers St.
    San Diego, CA 92117
    Phone: (858)272-5426 Email:

    I believe the instructor is Soshin Saito.

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    1. I believe the Japanese Tea Garden has classes.

      1. Okay, I know it's against our Chowhound religion to reference the site that rhymes with "kelp," but it does have a decent compressive list of the various Tea rooms in the county. I'm sure they vary from "proper" to a casual hang out place, but it's a starting point.

        1. To stock up on consumables and equipment:

          ^^They're in the off-Convoy/near 805 area, and also some farmers markets, iirc.

          1. You might try: Point Loma Tea at Liberty Station, 2770 Historic Decatur Rd, Barracks 14, Suite 104 (near the Stone Brewery).