The craze for Darjeeling teas is an unprecedented phenomenon in the world of tea. This workshop highlights the reasons why they were crowned the ‘Champagne of Black Teas’. Discover this quality focussed terroir Learn to recognize the typical differences of the seasonal harvests and taste the "signature" of several famous gardens in a comparative tasting.
Portrait: JP Gurung, a renowned Darjeeling expert.
In Japan, the preparation of powdered tea has evolved following a spiritual ideal known as Chado or the "Way of Tea". Return to the age of powdered tea with this workshop, accessible to all with an interest in the preparation of matcha.
Introduction to the Japanese tea ceremony, presentation of ritual objects, overview of a Cha No Yu procedure, gastronomic potential of powdered tea and tasting of matcha(s).
Portrait: The Kubo Family, 25th generation chasen producers
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.
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.