What Sweets are Served With Green Tea in a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony?

I’m studying Geisha and I am doing a presentation on them.  I have decided that during the presentation the veiwers will sit on the floor and I will offer them Japanese Green Tea to get them feeling what I am saying to them but I dont know what to give them to snack on.  I have however found rice cakes to maybe work  – any ideas??

If you can make or buy some, I would suggest the little cakes filled with bean paste. Something like this should work: http://japanesefood.about.com/od/japanesecake/r/manjucake.htm There are a few other possible ideas here, if you scroll down to the Japanese section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean_jam

When I went to the Japanese tea ceremony before the Miyako Odori in April, we were served either Manju or some kind of Daifuku with the tea (sorry, I still get them confused), so it strikes me as pretty authentic for a geisha tea ceremony.

GREEN TEA HEALS !


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3 thoughts on “What Sweets are Served With Green Tea in a Traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony?”

  1. Rice cakes, bean cakes, green tea or red bean ice cream, banana tempura, and so on. A traditional vanilla ice cream would also be fine, as would some shortbread cookies.

  2. Here is how to actually do a limited version of the ceremony including an idea of what to serve
    http://www.teahyakka.com/chaji/chajiElayout.html
    Here is a list of links including which sweets to serve (not rice cakes although those are okay)
    http://www.teahyakka.com/info/infoElayout.html

    Those two links are really all you’ll need to know to get your presentation right. Here is the homepage if you want to look at in Japanese just for fun. http://www.teahyakka.com/
    References :

  3. If you can make or buy some, I would suggest the little cakes filled with bean paste. Something like this should work: http://japanesefood.about.com/od/japanesecake/r/manjucake.htm

    There are a few other possible ideas here, if you scroll down to the Japanese section: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean_jam

    When I went to the tea ceremony before the Miyako Odori in April, we were served either manju or some kind of daifuku with the tea (sorry, I still get them confused), so it strikes me as pretty authentic for a geisha tea ceremony.

    References :

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