03/31 Pasadena Festival of Tea

03/31/2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM PT


Open Day Last Sunday in March
Reservations close the day before at 5pm.




March 31, 2019
Third Annual Pasadena Festival of Tea
Open Day Last Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
$12.00 Online / $15 at the Gate
Includes a tea tasting cup
Tea Ceremony Demonstrations
Niko-an Teahouse (SOLD OUT)
1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
Note: We're sure it won't rain, but just in case,
the rain date for the Festival of Tea
will be May 26, 10am to 4pm
and your reservation will be honored.
We will still hold Open Day Last Sunday on March 31, rain or shine 

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!

Garden Gift Shop
With spring in full bloom, the festival will delight tea lovers and garden lovers alike. Local tea vendors will offer tastings and sales of a wide variety of teas and tea accessories. Tasting cups will be included with admission so visitors can sample Darjeeling and Assam teas, Korean herbal blends, Chinese Oolong and Puerh teas, Japanese Matcha, Sencha and other green teas, Taiwan Oolong teas, herbal blends and flavored teas.

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



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