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In addition to the classes below we also host a Free Tea Tasting every Thursday from 12PM - 1PM.
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101: Tea Basics
This one-hour seminar introduces participants to the five major varieties of tea. We will explain and taste the differences between white, green, oolong, black, and pu-erh teas. We will also learn the differences in the processing of the plant, the region, and terroir they come from and the unique health benefits that each tea is known for.
201: Tea Brewing Technique
In this one-hour workshop, we will learn various techniques of tea brewing using modern and traditional tools. We will make and evaluate examples of each major tea variety, paying special attention to water, time, temperature, weight, and brewing equipment. Students will learn how to get to know new and unfamiliar teas and extend their tea making experience.
This one-hour seminar introduces participants to a variety of herbal teas and tisanes from around the world. We will taste different varieties of plants while learning how processing, cultivar, and terroir can affect the flavor and quality of the teas.
From Fujian to Ali Shan:
Discovering the Artistry of Oolong Tea
Join us for an evening of flavor and discovery while we demystify the complex world of oolong tea. Taste a variety of oolong teas from South East China and Taiwan. Learn the effects that oxidation, withering, and rolling have on the flavor profile, and brew your own tea using gong fu brewing techniques.
The First Flush Teas of Nepal
Featuring: Sunita Joshi of Nepali Tea Traders
Meet Sunita Joshi of Nepali Tea Traders. She will share with us her recent visit to Nepal to get the first flush of 2018. Taste a number of fresh Nepalese teas carefully selected from gardens throughout the region. Learn how processing and terroir affect the flavor of these special teas.
Spring Teas of the World
Be the first to taste the harvest of 2018. Fresh spring teas of Japan, China, India, and Nepal have finally arrived. Taste a sampling of our new offerings and learn about the difference in production from first flush teas to later picks.
Kombucha: A Fermentation Demonstration
Come join us and unravel the mysteries of this ancient fermented beverage. Learn about kombucha's origins, some of the purported health benefits, and how traditional tea brewing best practices also affect the flavor of your finished kombucha. Scobys will be available for you to bring home to begin your own kombucha making journey.
Iced Tea & Mocktails
In this workshop we will sample a number of cold brewed iced teas and experiment with the parameters of cold brew tea. Next we will create a variety of beverages using simple tea syrups, juices, herbs, and fruit for a festive mocktail party.
Backyard Yoga & Cold Brew Tea
Bring your mat, or practice right in the grass for this gentle outdoor vinyasa flow. This 60 minute yoga session, followed by a tea tasting, will bring some lightness and positive energy into your day. Carla Pantuosco will lead you through breathing, stretching, flowing, and settling. This event for yoga practitioners at any level.
If you have any allergies, please inform the teacher prior to the beginning of the class.
*MEM Tea reserves the right to cancel an event due to unforeseen circumstances at any time. If MEM Tea cancels an event, registrants will be notified via email and given a full refund. In the event of a cancellation, events will be removed from memteaimports.com and Eventbrite.
There will be no refunds issued for customer absences or customer cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event. Tickets redeemed with Frequent Steeper cards are subject to forfeiture if cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice.
** We encourage photography and social media! That being said, you might be photographed by another attendee or our staff photographer. If you are uncomfortable with having your photo taken, please let everyone know.