The European taste for black teas caused numerous wars and revolutions before conquering the West. Trace the historical moments of this rapid conquest and the resulting socio-cultural impacts. The establishment of tea in European colonies, the mysteries of transformation and the decorum of four o'clock tea.
Experience a professional comparative tasting of a dozen teas from the great terroirs of black tea.
Portrait: Dilan Wijesekera, taster in Sri Lanka.
One plant, six styles, five thousand years of history. From its origins to the present day, follow tea's journey, taste the flavors, enjoy its benefits. 'The Discovery of Tea' workshop is the perfect introduction for all; from the casually curious to the prospective taster. The history and legends, the world's main producers, differentiation of the styles of tea, teaware and the beneficial effects of tea.
Savour a selection of teas, discover the diversity of aromas and flavors while learning the parameters for achieving a successful infusion.
Amidst the thousands of varieties of Chinese green teas, some are produced with 'ancestral' transformation techniques, others are using more recent innovations. Over time tea has seen changing fashions and modifications. This course explores the different styles, terroirs, botany and aromatic diversity of green and white teas.
Learn how to use the gaiwan while tasting a wide selection of exceptional teas.
Portrait: Mr. He and his avant-garde botanical approach.
Epicureans will be delighted by this workshop associating tea and chocolate. Enjoy a captivating sensory experience in a friendly atmosphere. Chocolates from various terroirs, exceptional teas, rich and delicate combinations.
A fun workshop where the creaminess of the chocolate is ignited by the aroma of the tea.