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.
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.
As with wine, some teas improve with time. It can take thirty years for a cake of Pu Er to reach full maturity. Imagine the effect a few decades of ageing can have on a tea! The aromas are transformed, the flavors are enriched, evolving to leave a deep and mysterious transformation.
This tasting workshop provides a unique opportunity to experience the "effect of time" with some rare and precious teas from 1960 to 1990.
Benefiting from an ideal terroir for producing exceptional teas, Taiwan is an island of one speciality: Wulong. Browse its high mountains and the aromatic richness of its teas from high altitude plantations. History, cultivation methods and transformation techniques, roasting and ageing potential.
Prepare a high mountain tea in gong fu cha and taste a wide selection of Wulongs.
Portrait: Mr. Yu Nen, taster in the Dong Ding contest in Luku