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03/31 Pasadena Festival of Tea
Reservations close the day before at 5pm.
One of the garden’s most popular events, the Pasadena Festival of Tea will be held again this year at the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden during its regular Open Day Last Sunday in March. Participating vendors include: Hankook Tea, Denong Tea, Tea Habitat, Caravan Tea and Glenburn Tea.
The garden is also excited to announce the opening of a shop full of beautiful treasures!
Tea specialists will give talks throughout the day and Dr. Bradford King, President of the Southern California Camellia Society, will give a talk about these delicate Asian flowers and their relationship to tea.
In the garden’s En Gallery there will be an exhibition of tea ceramics and prints by local artist, Julie Bagish, who was trained in Japan and inspired by Japanese art and tea culture.
Guests may participate in a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration, enjoying the traditional tea and sweets in the Niko-an teahouse. Tea practitioner, Mikko Nakatomi, will share her knowledge of the customs behind the ancient rituals which remain an important part of Japanese culture today. (Reservation and additional charge required.)
- Children 12 and under are free, no reservation needed
- Reservations close the day before at 5pm
- The garden is wheelchair accessible. Sorry, no pets allowed
- Open rain or shine. We are not able to issue refunds