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**CANCELLED** Japanese Tea Ceremony

March 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)

Notice: This event has been cancelled.


You are invited to attend an o-chakai (tea gathering) at the Traverse Area District Library to experience an authentic Japanese tea ceremony.


O-Chakai, Tea Gathering:

Guests will enjoy a traditional tea sweet, followed by a bowl of hot, frothy, richly flavored usucha (matcha) green tea. It is traditional to take tea from a kneeling position, but seats can be available for those who are unable to sit on their knees.

Registration is required (limit to 35), please register below, at the Reference Desk or call 932-8502:

**UPDATE as of 3/10/20 this event is full.  You may put your name on the Wait List and library staff will contact you if a spot opens.  Thank you for  your interest!


Wait List


Tea Practitioner

Michelle Racich has studied Japanese tea ceremony for the last nine years under the guidance of Roo Heins Sensei. Their tea lineage’s motto is “tea is for everyone.” The underlying philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony includes an understanding of harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility in the simplicity of preparing and enjoying of a bowl of tea. “Practicing these ideals in tea ceremony is a gift that I want to share with others.”      

Michelle trains in the martial arts and has been practicing and teaching ki cultivation for over 35 years. She owns Plum Blossom Tea Company and Heart of Zen, where she maintains a private Zen shiatsu clinical practice in Suttons Bay, MI.


March 28
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Main Library (Traverse City)
610 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, MI 49686 United States


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