2017 Past Events
Matcha Love, Mother's Day Treatment
Sonoma Matsuri's Opening Concert
May 6th, 7pm in Santa Rosa
The Taste of Tea will be serving complimentary Hot and Iced Japanese Teas.
Join Sonoma Matsuri for an exceptional evening featuring the shakuhachi - the traditional Japanese bamboo flute. From Australia, Shakuhachi Grand Master Riley Lee joins Sonoma County's own shakuhachi maven, Elliot Kallen, in a concert exploring the surprisingly diverse world of this haunting instrument. Both players will showcase the traditional Zen roots of the shakuhachi as well as modern pieces that highlight its technical and musical outer limits. Several local friends will join Riley and Elliot in bringing pieces to life (including two pieces that are world debuts!). Refreshments will be provided by Taste of Tea of Healdsburg. The venue, The Church of One Tree, is a remarkable, nearly 150 year-old space with acoustics that are a wonderful complement for this music. Past concerts with Riley and Elliot have sold out, so advance tickets are highly recommended! This concert is a kick-off event for Sonoma County Matsuri, Santa Rosa's own festival of Japanese arts & crafts taking place Sunday, May 7th, in Juiliard Park, Downtown Santa Rosa, CA. $15 presale, $20 at the door.
May 4th, 5-7pm @ Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites
Explore the delicious side of Healdsburg at a progressive tasting at Two Thirty-Five Luxury Suites and donate to a great cause at the same time. Sample the best of Healdsburg’s premium small-lot wines, craft liquor, charcuterie and more. Meet the makers and purveyors of these tasty sips and bites. Enjoy offerings from Jaclynn Renee Wines, Cafe Lucia, Ramey Wine Cellars, Alley 6 Craft Distillery, The Taste of Tea and Moustache Baked Goods. And, for the first time ever, try Pete Seghesio's incredible handcrafted salumi from his much-anticipated Journeyman Meat Co.
Tickets are $20 and 100% of all proceeds will go to support our local schools through HEF. More info here.
Celebration of Girls Day
February 24 – March 5
March 3rd is the Girls Day Festival, you will be able to view a traditional doll collection belonging to the Tokugawa family in our relaxation lounge;
February 24 – March 5.
The custom of displaying dolls began during the Heian period (794-1185) when Kyoto was the capital city and the imperial court was at its’ peak.
Formerly, people believed the dolls possessed the power to contain bad spirits. Hina Matsuri traces its origins to an ancient Japanese custom called hina-nagashi or doll floating when straw hina dolls were set afloat on a boat and sent down a river to the sea, supposedly taking troubles or bad spirits with them.
Today the festival honors girls by praying for health and happiness; with simple to elaborate doll displays representing the imperial court, special foods and teas in homes with girls and in public spaces.
Special Gratitude Celebration
February 28th 10:00
The Taste of Tea Lounge, Japanese Restaurant and Relaxation Lounge Celebrates 2 years in Healdsburg. We are very grateful to our community and would like you to join us in celebration.
We are very honored to have the resident Shinto Priest of Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America – Rev Koichi Barrish join us from Granite Falls, Washington to conduct our ceremony of Gratitude and Purification.
A Unique Cultural Experience of Gratitude, Joy and Positive Energy