Public Tea Events

For information about public tea events please visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s website.

Private Tea Event

Private and educational tea events are also available. Please contact us at about prices and availability.

Class Preview or One Time Experience of Tea Ceremony 

If you would like to get a better idea of how the classes are before taking an actual lesson, then you may observe a class in session on a Tuesday or Saturday at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Tea House Shinkanan.
Also, if you wish to be the guest of a tea ceremony, you may be served Tea Sweets and a Bowl of Tea at the scene, $10/pp ( $5/pp for Garden Member). Lesson fee starts at $25 a session which includes a bowl of tea and Japanese Sweets.

Please contact us before your visit.

Getting Started

Before starting your lesson (OKEIKO), you will need several personal items. Please click here for detailed information on personal items as well as membership information.


  • Class fees, dates and times may change, please contact us at for more information.
  • Mask are not mandatory but highly recommended and appreciated.