3-Day Sale this Weekend !

We are offering a special 3-day sale of 25% off everything in the shop (excludes tea and consignment pieces) this upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 10, 11 & 12! This is a chance to have a significant savings on unique, one-of-a-kind items that you love. Scarves, jewelry, ceramics, incense, books, antiques, collectibles, getas, unique […]

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Chaya Presents Tanka Poet, Mariko Kitakubo!

We are pleased and honored to have Mariko Kitakubo, a renowned and talented tanka poet from Tokyo, Japan! Please join us for this lovely and intimate hour. DATE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017 TIME: 1:00 P.M.- 2:00 P.M. THIS SPECIAL EVENT IS FREE, BUT SPACE IS LIMITED. PLEASE CALL US TODAY AND RESERVE YOUR SEAT! 831~646~5486 […]

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Super Sale Just Announced for Saturday!

Dear Friends, In appreciation for your loyalty and support, we are announcing a One Day Only Sale this Saturday of 25% Off everything in the store, including the beautiful work of our local artists, Connie Chisum & Ruth Williams! Shop Small, Shop Local this Saturday, November 26 and receive 25% off your entire purchase.  This […]

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Shop Small Business Saturday @ Cha-ya!

We are always appreciative of our customers that support us throughout the year. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is known now as "Small Business Saturday;"  As you can appreciate, it is challenging to compete with big stores and "Black Friday" each year, so Cha-ya is excited to participate in and make Saturday a wonderful experience for […]

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Back by Popular Demand ~ Furoshiki Sessions

Since our November class, we have had numerous requests to do another Furoshiki Gift Wrapping Class!  Thank you for your interest! We will again offer two sessions, however, the cost will be $19 which will include the demonstration, plus a user-friendly book and a piece of furoshiki fabric! DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2017 Session 1 […]

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Cha-ya Features Sachiko Yokota!

Sachiko Yokota, local ceramist will be at Cha-ya on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Ms. Yokota was born in Japan and has traveled all forty seven prefectures gathering information about Japanese cultures. She is a travel writer, having a career at the Mainichi News Paper Co. Ltd. in Japan. Her […]

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Matcha Monterey Featuring Mitsuko Gammon

Dear Friends, Mitsuko and Cha-ya are featured in this wonderful article in World Tea News. Very well done. Cha-ya is appreciative of the coverage! Here's to all of our health! View the entire article here: http://worldteanews.com/tea-retailer-profiles/matcha-in-monterey

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Local Ceramist Coming to Cha-ya!

Joey Klein is a young potter from Carmel Valley. With both of his parents making pottery, he has spent his entire life around ceramics and was drawn to it from an early age. His interest in Japanese pottery grew from attending yearly firings at Hiroshi Ogawa’s wood kiln in Oregon. A fondness for tea has […]

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Tasting Teas from our Kyoto Farm

Please join us in welcoming Teruko Azuma and Mika Hasegawa, our suppliers of delicious matcha and teas from Kyoto! Their tea is grown on 12 acres and the “boutique” farm has been in business since 1872. We are fortunate to have them at Cha-ya, explaining about premium green teas, answering questions and tasting matcha and […]

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Cha-ya Welcomes the Return of Baisho Matsumoto!

Cha-ya Presents Shamisen & Shakuhachi Concert Baisho Matsumoto has more than 35 years of professional music career in Japan and has numerous recitals in Asia, Europe, and America. His basic style is categorized as “Tsugaru Shamisen,” which is famous for its fast, dynamic and powerful expressions of the folk music in the northern part of […]

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