e-Learning: Tea Culture in East Asia

Presented by Momiji / JSS / Yee Hong Centre
/ KCWA Family and Social Services

Wed. April 13, 2022, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

1-hour online session (Zoom)  to learn about three different tea culture in East Asia, will be co-provided by Momiji Health Care Society and Japanese Social Services (JSS), joined by Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care and KCWA Family and Social Services*Held in English

What is this session about?

What many of us do when you want to feel cozy and soothing?  There are many ideas each of us can come up with, but surely having tea that comfort or energize you, can be very popular!  This seminar introduces different tea and tea culture in three East Asian countries – China, Japan, and South Korea. The three presenters who have origin to these countries will show you a slice of the world of their tea.

“Tea plays an important role in some countries. It is commonly consumed at social events and many cultures have created intricate formal ceremonies for these events. (Wikipedia)”

Let’s learn various types of tea, experience these cultures and aesthetic, and incorporate into your daily life, from self-care to social occasions!

※ Held in English

About our Guest Speaker

Guest #1(South Korea):MinHee Park

MinHee is originated from South Korea, living in Canada for more than 20 years, supporting individuals from various backgrounds at KCWA Family & Social Services. She enjoys tea which is one of the beautiful ways that help to soothe the body and calm the mind and to cope with stress and disturbing emotions and thoughts.

Guest #2(China):Angela Guo

Angela is a worker of a non-profit agency, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, supporting various older adults including individuals with Chinese origin. She will introduce the tea culture in China.

Guest #3(Japan):Rikko Osaki

The president of Hokusan Tea Canada, and Licensed Japanese green tea advisor.

Growing up surrounded by tea farms in her home town, Shizuoka, Japan, Rikko got to experience and understand that tea truly is a way of life. It’s more than just a drink or something that’s sipped on as a pass time, and  Rikko’s hope at Hokusan is to spread her love of green tea worldwide. Rikko also has been involved at The Japanese Social Service since 2018, leading the Holiday Drive project as well as involving in PR and fundraising team at JSS.

How to Attend

Anyone interested can attend but pre-registration required. Click the registration button below, and fill and submit it by two days before the session date (Mon, April 11). If you have difficulty using online registration system, feel free to contact the hosting agency

(Registration Form will open from the button above)

Those who registered, will receive an invitation email with the Zoom link and ID/Passcode, by a day before the session date from the hosting organizations. Check your junk box if you can’t find it in your inbox – Email us if you don’t see it anywhere.


1. Auto-email (to confirm what you filled) right after registration

You will receive a confirmation email from the system right after you “Submit” your form (this receipt does not contain the Zoom URL). Make sure to type correct email of yours. If you don’t see it, check your junk folder first, then contact JSS.

2. Your Zoom display name should be recognizable to the host

Upon joining, please display your name on Zoom in ways we recognize that you registered. For example, instead of using nicknames or initials, include your first and/or last (e.g. Hanako Y, H. Yamada, Hanako Yamada) . We may not be able to allow you to enter for security purposes if we can’t recognize your name.

※Contact JSS if you don’t know how to change your Zoom display name.


  • Momiji Health Care Society(Chie):416-261-6683 x.249 / ciw@momiji.on.ca
  • Japanese Social Services (JSS) (Rumiko):416-385-9200 / programs@jss.ca

Zoom – First Time?

If this is the first time you are trying out Zoom, we are more than happy to help you out with downloading and using Zoom, while connecting with you via phone. Please contact us as soon as possible, to book your practice session. *Availability may be limited depending on the number of requests.

**Please note that we most likely can’t help you connecting Zoom on the day of the seminar due to limited staffing. We encourage you to book us for the practice prior to the seminar date.

There will be a 10-min Zoom brief description right before the session, to learn about the tools you can use during our seminar. The functions you will learn here are: Mute / Unmute, “Raise Hand,”  speaker). If you would like to attend it, please indicate so in your registration form. *If no one requests, there will be no mini-lecture provided on that day.


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