All the information about a tea can be learned through careful tasting. This includes the tea’s process. As a matter of fact, process is the biggest contributor to what we taste in the tea.
In this tasting session, we use black tea to illustrate how processing differences affect the taste of the tea. Black tea is an acquaintance to many tea lovers and though it is the most familiar tea to us, it’s often shunned as a low-end, beginner tea. The art of making a great black tea is often overlooked. Let’s dispense with the black tea stigma and let the palate talk, while we advance our understanding and link key processing points with our tasting notes!
6 teas, 3 flights of side-by-side tastings include:
small leaf varietal (Sinensis) flight,
big leaf varietal (Assamica) flight,
ultimate flight – same cultivar, terroir, and producer – only the process differs.
ADVANCE your knowledge of tea processing.
CONNECT what happens on your taste buds with the process.
APPRAISE high-end black tea like a pro.
TIPS for brewing various black teas.
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Seminars and tastings do not contribute to the order’s free shipping total.
In this focused Black Tea tasting, you will learn expert tasting techniques as you indulge in 6 carefully selected teas* organized to illustrate the connection between key characteristics of the tea’s taste and the quality of the processing. A guided side by side tasting is the best way to enhance your experience with tea. This fun afternoon packed with tasting and brewing tips will take your tasting ability to the next level.
* teas will be revealed when tasted to prevent label bias (and because it’s fun to guess!)