Kabusecha 2022 Tasting and Dinner
Taka Restaurant, Marylebone, London
16:30-18:00 Tea tasting
Following the success of last year’s dinner, we are excited to announce we’ll be returning to Taka Restaurant in Marylebone for the 2022 Kabusecha dinner. Kabusechas are premium Japanese teas, which are grown in the spring season, covered from the sun for 1-2 weeks. The reduced sunlight increases the amino acids in the leaf, resulting in teas which are rich in umami flavour. Shaded Japanese teas are a revelation, and ideal for pairings.
Tea has varietals, like wine. This year we’ve chosen three single-varietal Kabusechas for our collection: One okumidori and two saemidori. These teas come from two organic family run gardens in Kagoshima, Japan and we’ll be tasting them together on the 15th September.
Doors will open from 16:00. At 16:30, the event will begin with an educational introduction to Japanese teas, particularly Kabusechas. We’ll then dive into a horizontal tasting of the three single-varietal Kabusechas, exploring the taste of each tea. There will be the opportunity to ask questions, share tasting notes, and discuss pairings.
After the tasting there will be dinner from 18:30, for which Taka have prepared a menu (below). The price is £35 plus service, to be paid directly to Taka on the day. Please choose from the dropdown list above whether you will join for the tasting, or both tasting and dinner. We look forward to seeing you as we push the boundaries of tea knowledge and gastronomy.
Salmon Tataki (with green chili sauce and beetroot tsuma)
Nasu Dengaku (fermented plantain miso glazed aubergine)
T.F.C Nanban (fried chicken with smoked daikon tartare sauce)
Wagyu Sukiyaki Rice Bowl (with onsen egg, sukiyaki sauce and nori)
Black Cod Miso (with yuzu miso and grilled lime)
Dragon Roll (with shrimp tempura, avocado and crispy leeks)
Tuna Crunch Roll (Akami bluefin tuna, avocado and spicy mayo)
Crispy Cod Roll (tempura black cod and avocado)
£35 plus service