Session I (Repeat for Newcomers)
Introduction to Tea 101
The tea classes will start with a journey into the tea plant itself. Participants will take away a thorough ‘behind-the-scenes’ understanding of tea from production to taste. The complexities of tea are endless; from the appearance of the leaves, the aroma, the liquor, to the flavor, it sometimes seems as though there are hardly enough words to describe the nuances you’re experiencing! In this workshop, we will overview the various tea types and identify typical factors that affect quality and characteristics. We will delve into the techniques and terminology used to unlock the wide-ranging profiles. Finally, we will brew and taste 4-6 types of tea. This workshop provides a solid foundation for the rest of the workshops in the series.
Session II Participants will need: Introduction to Tea 101 (recommended, not required)
Tea & Food Pairing
Tea extends itself past the morning and afternoon cup into dinner, and of course, dessert. This workshop will demonstrate how to pair tea and chocolate/fruit/cheese. Chocolate and tea make for a perfect match in our book, and not just because we love the two, they share similar health benefits and flavor qualities including caffeine, flavonoids and tannins. We will sample teas that are compatible and complementary. You’ll learn to detect the similar flavor characteristics, thereby enhancing one another.
Please register at email@example.com or (410) 396-0983
Monday, May 6 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Monday, May 20 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Patterson Park Branch, Meeting Room
158 N. Linwood Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224