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The World of Tea Workshop & Tasting

February 17th 9am – 11am  |  $30

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Unleash your inner tea connoisseur with this comprehensive World of Tea Workshop & Tasting. This event is designed to tantalize your taste buds and broaden your horizons— whether you are new to tea or a longtime lover of tea.

Learn about the secrets to steeping your favorite teas, their history and cultural significance— all while tasting a diverse array of teas as we sip our way across the globe. Deepen your knowledge of tea as you journey into The Word of Tea Workshop & Tasting, led by tea lover and co-owner of herbal tea company Vana Tisanes as well as Plantae + Fungi, Mike Coulson.

Join us on Saturday, February 17 from 9 to 11 am as we embark into The World of Tea Workshop & Tasting.

Unveiling the Mystery:

  • A Steamy History Steeped in Time: Travel back in time to discover the rich history of tea, from its ancient Chinese origins to its global embrace. We’ll explore fascinating tales of emperors, explorers, and the cultural significance of tea throughout the ages.
  • From White to Black: Learn about the fascinating world of tea processing, from the delicate withering of green teas to the robust oxidation of black teas. Understand how these methods transform the humble leaf into all of different vibrant infusions we know and love.
  • A Brewing Odyssey: Dive into the art of steeping, exploring the perfect water temperature, ideal steeping times, and the secrets of loose leaf brewing versus sachets. Discover how different brewing techniques can unlock the unique character of each tea.

Aromatic Adventures Around the Globe:

  • A World of Tea: Embark on a virtual voyage, sipping our way through renowned tea-growing regions like China, India, Japan, and beyond. We’ll explore how geography, climate, and local traditions influence the unique flavors and characteristics of each tea.
  • From White to Pu’er: Delve into the captivating world of single-origin teas, appreciating the differences that distinguish a Chinese Black from a Kenyan White or a Japanese Green from a Nepalese Oolong.
  • Herbal Infusions & Beyond: Expand your tea horizons with explorations of herbal infusions. Discover the vibrant world of caffeine-free options and learn how to craft your own perfect cup.

Tasting along our journey:

  • Tea Tasting Techniques: Hone your inner sommelier with guided tastings, learning to identify aroma, flavor, and body. We’ll explore the language of tea tasting and unveil the secrets to discerning the subtle differences between varieties.
  • A Symphony of Sips: Let your palate be your compass as we embark on a sensory journey, savoring a curated selection of teas from around the world. Each sip promises a new discovery, a unique encounter with a different corner of the tea universe.

We encourage you to bring your own favorite teas to share with the group and discuss!

We hope you leave feeling empowered to recreate the magic at home, equipped with the knowledge and skills to brew your perfect cup, every time. Tea is all about joy and connection. Join us in a space for relaxation, mindfulness, and shared appreciation for this simple yet extraordinary beverage.

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