Guest Speaker Series: Wagashi & Matcha Tasting with Gena From Yume Confections

Saturday, April 30th, 12:30 - 2:30pm
Sunday, May 1st, 12:30 - 2:30pm
At The Jasmine Pearl Tea Shop | 724 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR
$30 / person. Sign up here

On Saturday, April 30th & Sunday, May 1st from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Gena Renaud of Yume Confections, a local maker of Japanese tea sweets will be sharing her love and knowledge of wagashi at The Jasmine Pearl. Wagashi are traditional Japanese confections that are often served with tea.

In the class, each guest will receive a bowl of our ceremonial grade matcha to enjoy while she discusses the history and significance of this edible art. She will serve several examples of her beautiful, handmade treats during the event.  This class is $30/person. Don't miss out on this rare and special occasion! Sign up here.

"Because Renaud's delicacies are so beautiful, they can transform any tea break into a soulful experience. "Here in the U.S. we eat lots, but we don't pay a lot of attention to what we are eating," says Renaud. "Wagashi brings back an appreciation and mindfulness to sharing food. It's about enjoying the art of it, the feel of the season and the beauty of nature. It's about sharing a moment and letting the rest of the world dissolve away." - Oregon Live, 2013