All events are at:
134 Yale Ave. Claremont
January 12, 2013 5:00 to 5:45pm
Tea 101: Introduction to Tea Fee: $7
Tea is the second most consumed beverage on Earth. An evergreen tree, Camellia Sinensis, produces six different leaf styles and a myriad of flavors. How is this possible? This seminar and tasting will explain the different manufacturing processes and its effect on color and taste. The six leaf styles are: white, yellow, green, oolong, black and puerh. In Asian culture, tea is more than a beverage it is a way of life. Join us to begin to understand the allure behind tea.
January 20, 2013 2:00 to 3:00pm
Puerh Focused Tastings
Called ‘black tea’ in China, Puerh leaves are plucked from ancient wild tea trees in China and fermented for up to 50 years. There are two types of puerh tea: raw and cooked. Raw puerh is traditionally processed, fermenting in a humid room for at least 10 years. Cooked puerh was developed to meet the rising demand for this tea. The ‘cooking’ expedites the fermenting process. This lecture will explain the different manufacturing processes, history and health benefits. Chinese people drink puerh during heavy meals, because they believe the tea helps with digestion and lowers cholesterol.Tastings of each puerh style is included.
January 27, 2013 2:00 to 3:00pm and 4:00 to 5:00pm
The Spirit of Tea
For centuries, Zen monks drank green tea as par of their meditation. Tea artisans believe tea has a ‘chi’ or spirit. The leaves are processed to preserve its spirit. This seminar will explore how to create a space for tea in your everyday life. The space can be physical, mental or spiritual. You will taste a few teas to find a tea for your tea space. Discussion will also include the Chinese and Japanese tea ceremonies.
If you have any questions or want to RSVP, please email Tiffany at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All events will be at:
134 Yale Ave., Claremont
Tiffany Williams, owner of Boutique Teas, will facilitate all the lectures. Ms. Williams has lived in Japan for one year, visited tea gardens in Sri Lanka, studied Hong Kong tea culture and spend three years studying tea history and culture. She has lectured on green and black tea a the Los Angeles Tea Lovers Festival for the past two years. She is happy to share and answer all your tea questions.
Boutique Teas is an online purveyor of directly imported high quality loose leaf teas.free shipping (http://www.boutiqueteas.com) in January on all orders!