Private Tea Experience at Bow Hall, PARU La Jolla

Sharing our favorite teas with the communi-tea. Reservations required.


$150.00 per reservation (1–4 people)



About this experience

Private Tea Experiences are currently on hold. New reservation dates will be made available starting July 2024. Additional questions and other inquiries can be emailed to .

This experience is recommended for tea drinkers of all levels. It's an opportunity to drink specialty teas from under-represented tea regions and original blends that we develop at the PARU Tea Lab in San Diego, CA. PARU Founder Amy Truong will guide you through the tasting and careful preparation of up to four seasonal teas.

If you have any requests or if you're celebrating a special occasion, please let us know in advance so that we can prepare for your visit.


Each Private Tea Experience reservation is a flat rate of $150 total and will be due at booking. This fee accommodates up to four (4) individuals, and the session lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Please reach out to us at for options for larger groups. Please note that bookings are non-refundable. 

Private Tea Experience: Omakase

Get treated to the founder’s favorites and get a better understanding of what makes these teas special. This option may cover a wide range of tea types and flavors. Please make note in your reservation if there are an allergies or flavors we should steer away from.

Our private tea experiences will continue to be intimate, educational, and featuring a seasonal selection of teas for guests to discuss and taste.

Changes to Your Reservation

Please contact us at (858) 750-3888 or send us a message at Due to the reserved time for your booking and preperation, we will not be able to offer a refund if cancelled 48 hours before your booking time.

Free street parking is available along and around Girard Avenue.

Honoring a Digital-Free Zone

During each session, we recommend keeping Bow Hall a digital-free zone. There will be time following the experience for guests to take pictures if desired.

Preventing the Spread of COVID-19

If you are feeling sick or unwell, please protect yourself and others by staying home. Your reservation may be rescheduled to a future date.

Your Host

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Amy Truong has over a decade of experience in food, wellness, and culinary operations. Amy is a Certified TAC Tea Sommelier® and a certificate holder specializing in Japanese tea from the Global Japanese Tea Association. Amy founded PARU in 2017 and actively contributes to the preservation of Japanese tea culture as a board member of Tankokai Urasenke San Diego.