On Wednesday 1st November 2017, the world’s first Japanese Tea Ceremony was held at the summit of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, 134 metres above the sparkling Harbour, in a salute to Japan’s Culture Day on 3rd November.
Julian McVittie, who has studied tea for more than 35 years, was assisted by Wendy Lin as they served traditional Matcha – powdered green tea – and traditional Japanese sweets to three lucky guests.
Wendy said, “as the Bridge is an important symbol of Australian history, and Japanese tea is an important symbol for Japan’s history; I can’t think of a more beautiful view or a more interesting place to tell this story for Japan’s Culture Day, than from the summit”.
When the group reached the summit, they sat around a table set with the traditional utensils for the Japanese High Tea Ceremony, as they enjoyed unrivaled views of the beautiful Harbour below.
Have a look at the highlights of the event in the video below:
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