Here's what it's like to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony in Uji, Japan. A visit to Nakamura Tokichi Honten, a 160-year-old Japanese green tea company just outside of Kyoto, Japan that offers tourists the opportunity to participate in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
ORIGIN - Japanese Matcha's origins actually lie in China, when it was first introduced to ancient Chinese society and adopted by Zen Buddhists in 960AD. Powdered tea (Matcha) slowly began to lose popularity in China, whilst simultaneous began to it gathering phenomenal popularity in Japan following its introduction in 1191 by the monk 'Eisai' who planted the very first green tea seeds in Japan on the temple grounds in Kyoto. http://enzomatcha.com