2:00pm Gathering & Introductions
Tea as a Lifestyle
Tea is more than a commodity or drink. It is a way of living for a growing number of Americans looking for a way to infuse health and serenity into their lives.
Tea Tasting #1: White & Green Teas
This is the first of four sessions where you’ll be introduced to tea grades, countries of origin, and cupping techniques as we experience specialty teas from around the world.
Understanding Specialty Tea
We follow tea as it travels from the bush to the cup in tea gardens around the world.
Dinner on your own/free evening.
Tea Tasting #2: Black Teas
Creating a Tea Experience
Hear how Shelley Richardson designed the creative tea foods and events you’ve seen in her three books. This session is always a highlight.
10:45am Tea Tasting #3: Herbals & Infusions
Tea & Health
You’ve read Bruce Richardson’s articles on this timely subject in magazines such as Fresh Cup and TeaTime. Learn the latest on research studies being conducted worldwide and how you can infuse tea into a healthy lifestyle.
Complimentary Class Luncheon
Food Preparation Basics
Do you know your “back of the house” from your “front of the house?” What agencies do you contact? What equipment will you need for a tea
or tea room? How do you go about setting up a tasting program that works for you? We guide you through these crucial pre-launch steps.
Tea Tasting #4 Oolongs