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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.
202 - Name That Taste
In this one hour workshop we will learn the difference between taste and flavor. Explore the differences between sweet, savory, salty, and bitter. Identify outside influences that affect our perception of flavor. Taste a variety of examples of flavors in nature and try to connect them to flavor profiles in tea.
Blending the Perfect Cup
This workshop teaches the history and evolution of chai as well as traditional and modern preparations of the beverage. We will demonstrate and practice brewing the perfect cup of chai. Discover the ease of making your own chai recipe and leave with the spices and ingredients for reproducing your signature blend of chai at home.
Our October origin trip took us to the mountainous world of Taiwan, the land of oolong. Join us for a talk by Ian Tartasky (our Marketing Director) in which we’ll discuss Taiwanese culture and terrain, and how that directly influences the production of Taiwanese tea. All while tasting some of the extremely rare treasures that we smuggled back in our carry-ons.
Tea Lattes & Fogs
You don’t have to be a barista to make your own rich and delicious tea creations. With a few basic ingredients and some simple tools, we will prepare a number of nutritious and interesting tea beverages. A variety of teas, milks, sweeteners, and spices will be available to practice with.
Mushroom Tea Town
with Liat Racin from Tamim Teas
This workshop is packed with information on medicinal mushroom teas and how they can improve your health. We will discuss the most popular and researched species of healthful fungi, and traditional brews from cultures around the world. Sample our nutritious and delicious blends, and discover the ease of making medicinal mushroom teas for yourself at home.
Exploring the Tea of Japan
From Bancha to Matcha
In this workshop, we will explore the diversity that Japanese teas have to offer while learning some of the traditions, production methods and techniques of making the teas of Japan. We will practice traditional Gyokuro preparation using Kyushu teapots and experiment with ceremonial Matcha whisking techniques.
Matcha is taking the west by storm. It’s brilliant color and intense flavor are gaining interest and momentum in local coffee shops and restaurants.. Taste an array of ceremonial matcha teas while learning traditional Japanese preparation as well as modern beverage applications.
Tea, Cheese, & Terroir
Explore an array of artisanal tea and cheese from around the world. Learn how processing and terroir effect flavor, texture, and aroma while enjoying complementary pairings of tea and cheese.
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.