A Taste of Tea

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What’s it all about?

Ever had a horrible bitter green tea? Confused by the difference between oolongs, green and black tea? Wondering where tea even comes from? (Hint: ‘a tea-bag’ is the not the right answer)

This class will clarify some tea-myths and give some tips on how to avoid face-scrunching green tea experiences.

What will we cover?

After a brief look at what tea actually is and what makes it so special, we’ll explore some of the major types of tea, how they are produced and what makes them different from each other. As there are some skills in brewing tea to bring out its best flavour, we’ll look at brewing methods and as no tea class would be complete without tastings, we’ll do some of that as well.

Who will be teaching?

Sarah CowellIn 2010, Sarah Cowell ditched her government job and set off around Asia following her passion to learn about tea. Upon returning she took up the position as Tea Sommelier at Vue de Monde and then Storm in a Teacup.

As well as co-founding the Australasian Specialty Tea Association, Sarah has recently started her business ‘Teasense by Sarah Cowell’, creating tea learning experiences, rituals and tasting sessions. Sarah is increasingly focused on how tea is not just a fine beverage, but also a tool for enriching our experience of life through mindfulness, slowing down, simplifying our lives and meaningful human connection. More about this can be found on her website and blog