“Obukucha” New Year’s Luck Tea

December 27th, 2023

«Obukucha» is a tea brewed by the first boiled water of the year and traditionally enjoyed on New Year’s Day, wishing good health and happiness.

We have blended seven ingredients known to bring good fortune along with green tea.

Green tea: To live grounded and connected to the earth.
Brown rice: Wishing for a bountiful harvest.

Rice popcorn: The sacred colors representing ‘goodness’ and ‘purity’.

Black beans: To live robustly. Black is a protective color against evil spirits.

Musubikobu(Tied kelp): “Musubi” means “Mutsubi”, representing harmonious, and “Kobu” means “Yorokobu”, representing rejoice.

Kachiguri(Dried chestnut): The chestnuts pounded and peeled in a mortar. Since “Kachi” means the victory, samurai would eat it hoping for victory before setting off for war.

Chenpi: Having beneficial effect on blood circulation and promotes stomach robustness.

Pickled plum: To live long enough to develop wrinkles. Sharing the vitality of flowers enduring the winter and blooming ahead of others.

New Year’s Gifts
from our online shop

November 30th, 2023

How are you spending the few remaining days of this year?
We sell the gift in paulownia box, which have been well received every year right now.

This year, we prepared two types.

“Start of Tea Preparation” is a selection of teas and tea wears for the New Year, which can be enjoyed by everyone.

“Special and Traditional Tea Gift” features beautiful, traditional tea wares and teas to make your New Year’s celebration even more special.

This order can be made now.
Feel free to make your order in our online shop.

Orders: From November 10, 2023
 We will stop accepting orders as soon as we reach the limited number.
Delivery date: December 20, 2023

Start of Tea Preparation
Special and Traditional Tea Gift

“Japanese calligraphy and Japanese tea” Event notification

September 20th, 2023

We will have an event related to Japanese calligraphy and Japanese tea, having the calligrapher, Mori Suzuki, as our guest.

This event is themed « step ».
No run, no stop, but keep stepping up.

Just enjoy this current season with a cup of blended tea that we are offering at the shop depending on the 24 solar terms. And then, feel free to express yourself through the Japanese calligraphy. It is all about facing tea, calligraphy, and yourself.

Everyone will be welcomed, so please check out the details below and apply for this event.

Date: Sunday, October 8th, 2023
Time: 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Place: Sakurai tea experience
5F, spiral building, 23-6-5, Minamiaoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Fee: 12,000 yen (tax included)

We will prepare some souvenirs for all the participants.In case of cancellations on the event’s day, there will be no refunds.

Capacity: 8 people
We will accept applications until the total capacity is reached.

Profile of Mori Suzuki
He is hosting “ Hakujitsukyou ”, a studio and a practice room for calligraphy at Kagurazaka in Tokyo.
He believes in “ 心正則筆正 “, which means that if you are feeling right about yourself, your calligraphy will show it. In other words, he is respecting the way you feel, not only the way you use the brush.

We accept applications via

Make sure to write down your name, phone number, and how many customers will come.

Notice of Summer Holiday

July 23rd, 2023

From August 13 to 16, we will be closed for summer holiday.

We appreciate your understanding.

Notice of Temporary Closing

April 28th, 2023

Please note that we will be closed temporarily on May 10-11 due to staff training.
We apologize for the convenience.

Evening Hours are Back

September 26th, 2022

We are pleased to announce that our tea house will reintroduce the evening hours from September 26, 2022 after a long break since Covid 19 had started.
Upon reopening, these evening hours will be exclusive to the bar menu where you can enjoy over 40 varieties of seasonal and classic cocktails made with Sakurai’s original tea liquor.

Evening Business Hours:
Weekdays only 19:00 – 23:00 (22:00 L.O.)

*Please note that the menu will be different from daytime.
We look forward to serving you.