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tea tasting

Hand sourced artisan tea tasting

tea tasting

Hand sourced artisan tea tasting

8 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
tea tasting

Hand sourced artisan tea tasting

tea tasting

Hand sourced artisan tea tasting

8 reviews
Duration
1.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll begin with a brief overview of the tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) and the background of the tea brewing methodology I use while sitting around the tea table in my tranquil private studio. We will then drink multiple steepings of 3 rare teas, including charcoal roasted Oolongs and aged Pu'er teas with vintages of up to 30 years old. I will offer some background on the origin, processing, ecology, and the farmers the teas came from. We will also discuss and explore nuances of tea brewing technique and tools, highlighting the handmade ceramics in use, which include centuries old antique teacups and teapots. Interspersed between casual conversation, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, reflect on and receive guidance with tasting notes and palate development, and enjoy 'coming to our senses' in the simple act of drinking tea.

What's included

Food
Simple tea snacks inspired by snacks found in the teahouses of China/Taiwan
Drinks
3 personally sourced artisan teas. All the teas are mild but do contain caffeine so please come with some food in your…

Your host

Nicky

Nicky

I am a deeply passionate and experienced lover of Chinese and Taiwanese tea and tea culture. I founded Steady Hand Tea Company as well as a 6,000 person online community dedicated to learning about and building Chinese and Taiwanese Tea culture. Once a year I embark on tea sourcing trips to Taiwan and China to build relationships with ecologically minded artisan tea farmers as well as to learn from remarkable tea professionals. I hold a BA in T’ai Chi and have always had a deep love of East Asian culture, philosophies, and aesthetics which I enjoy integrating into my tea practice and gentle hosting approach. A lighthearted and anti-snobbery tea enthusiast, my mission and joy is to connect with people over tea and teach them more about something they drink every day, spreading the infectious magic of this incredible plant and lifestyle.

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Where you'll be

Our tea session will happen in my private plant filled tea studio and cottage tucked into the backyard of a beautiful old craftsman house on a quiet residential street. You may spot the chicken 'Benedict' in the backyard as well as numerous birds which frequent my porch.

Availability

If you don’t see availability for the time you are looking for, you can .
Fri, 20th Sep    From 11:00 to 12:30.
$38 per person
5 of 5 spots left

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 5 and up can attend.
Nicky
tea tasting
Hand sourced artisan tea tasting
8 reviews
From $38/person
8 reviews
From $38/person