I hope to drink many bowls of tea over the next two weeks, while I'm in Japan! I'm traveling with my Sensei and three other tea students to the heart of the Japanese tea world, Kyoto. We'll visit the headquarters of the Urasenke school (of which we are affiliated), have tea and sweets as often as possible, take in the beauty of and pay our respects at temples (Buddhist) and shrines (Shinto), eat fabulous meals, enjoy Japanese gardens, visit museums and as the trip comes to a close, stay amidst the tea fields. I'm overflowing with excitement! I'll share photos here, a few while I'm traveling and more when I returned. Please wish us safe travels!