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Welcome to UTeaLA

UTeaLA is a student club devoted to the study and practice of the Japanese Tea Ceremony (“The Way of Tea” aka. “Chadō”). Through classes, workshops, and public presentations we serve the UCLA student body and the broader LA community.

Join us for tea!

Come visit us Week 1 (Thurs 10/5 5PM) at the Sculpture Garden for 2023's first Live Demonstration with sweets and tea! Please RSVP below if interested!


UTeaLA hosts and sponsors a variety of events on UCLA campus and within the broader community. These include but are not limited to: weekly practice sessions, hands-on workshops, seminars, field trips, socials, academic courses, and public presentations.


First Live Demonstration

Come visit us Week 1 (Thurs 10/5 5PM) at the Sculpture Garden for 2023's first Live Demonstration! Sweets and Tea will be provided! Practices and event signups to come!


Weekly Practice

For those interested in learning "o-temae" (the art and practice of tea ceremony), please sign up for our weekly practice sessions!


Japanese Garden

“Tea... is a religion of the art of life.”

Kakuzō Okakura, The Book of Tea

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