HALF DAY TUTORED TEA TASTING WORKSHOP: A JOURNEY THROUGH BRITISH TEA DRINKING.
Tea is as varied and complex to taste as wine. There are so many different varieties of tea that you will always be able to find something to suit your palate.
This practical workshop will demystify this popular beverage, tea, clarify what is characterised as ‘British’ tea today, and how this ‘British’ tea differs from the China teas that arrived in Great Britain in the 17th Century that enjoy a revival today.
This relaxed and informal tutored tea tasting will give you the opportunity to taste and examine at least twenty different teas. Caroline will take you through typical China teas that arrived in the early days of British tea drinking, through to the ‘Empire’ teas cultivated in India, Ceylon and later East Africa. We shall then taste some present day ‘house’ blends, such as English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Afternoon Blend that dominate the world tea market today.
Caroline will discuss different processing methods (the most common being Black, Green or Oolong) and how the character of the tea will change according to the season in which it is picked. Brewing basics such as correct water temperature, water quality and ph balance will also be covered.
By the end of the class you will understand the progression of types of tea consumed in Great Britain, how to identify the difference in character of teas grown in China and India, and appreciate the varied results of different processing methods. This will aid you in knowing what to look for when buying tea for yourself.
Cost: £85 per person. This includes the tutored tea tasting, course notes, tasting sheets and home-made scones with clotted cream on arrival.
Scheduled workshop dates: You can view available dates by clicking on the blue Book Online button below. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of SIX.
Gift Vouchers are also available for this class - please just click on the blue Book Online button below. You will find the Gift Voucher option at the head of the list of dates.
It is possible to book your own PRIVATE workshop on a date of your choice for a minimum of TWO people. Contact Caroline to book your private tutored tea tasting workshop.
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