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Workshop

Tao Tea Leaf hosting frequent tea workshops for which anyone is welcome to sign up and experience a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony while gaining knowledge about tea.

The available workshops include:

    •  An Introduction to Tea ($25)
    •  Green & White Tea Workshop ($25)
    •  Oolong Tea Workshop ($25)
    •  Black Tea Workshop ($25)
    •  Pu-Er Tea Workshop ($28)
    •  Private Group Session ($25)

Note: all prices are per person. Cash, debit, and credit are all accepted.

Use the following calendar to view the monthly schedules and contact us to sign up for a workshop.

 

 

Information About Tea Workshops

An Introduction to Tea ($25)

This workshop is recommended for people who are new to the different types of tea. We recommend that patrons who have not attended a workshop in the past start with this one. Guests will sit down with Tao himself and experience a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony (Read more). Tao will share his useful knowledge which he has gained over many years of experiencing the various kinds of tea. Photos will be shown and Tao will talk about where and how tea is grown, how to define the major types of tea (green, white, oolong, black, and pu-er), how to determine the quality of tea, and how to taste the tea properly. Patrons will also learn about the health benefits of various teas and how to prepare tea with a basic teapot. Guests will be provided with a formatted sheet of paper to optionally record the key points discussed by Tao.

Green & White Tea Workshop ($25)

Guests who attend this workshop will learn about both green tea and white tea while tasting a few of each, which may include Jasmine Dragon PearlDragon WellBi Luo ChunWhite Peony, or Silver Needle. In this workshop, Tao will perform a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony for all the guests while talking about ways to judge the quality of tea, differences between Japanese and Chinese green tea, how to properly steep green tea and white tea (using water that is not boiling), and other topics or answers to questions. Guests will be provided with a formatted sheet of paper to optionally record the key points discussed by Tao.

Oolong Tea Workshop ($25)

In this workshop, the topic of discussion is oolong tea, such as Da Hong Pao (A.K.A. Big Red Robe), Tie Guan Yin(A.K.A. Iron Goddess), Shui Xian Lao Cong, or Oriental Beauty. While performing a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony for the guests, Tao will explain the difference between light oolong and dark oolong tea, the complicated process of creating oolong tea, the importance of oolong tea in the Gongfu tea ceremony, how to properly steep oolong tea, and other topics or answers to questions. Guests will be provided with a formatted sheet of paper to optionally record the key points discussed by Tao.

Black Tea Workshop ($25)

The focus of this workshop is black tea, such as KeemunGolden MonkeyDarjeeling, or Assam. As with all tea tastings, Tao will perform an interactive Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony for the attending customers while discussing the various regions where black tea is produced, the very different tastes and processes of black teas, and other topics or answers to questions. Guests will be provided with a formatted sheet of paper to optionally record the key points discussed by Tao.

Pu-Er Tea Workshop ($28)

This workshop is all about Pu-er tea, such as Ice Island, White Moon, Classic, or Shou. Tao will perform a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony in which guests will have the privilege of tasting rare Pu-er teas such as Tao's special edition White Moon. During the tasting, Tao will explicate the complicated process of producing Pu-er tea, the interesting history of how Pu-er tea came to be popular, the uniqueness of Pu-er compared to other types of tea, the health benefits and healing properties of Pu-er tea, and other topics or answers to questions. Guests will be provided with a formatted sheet of paper to optionally record the key points discussed by Tao.

Private Group Session ($25*)

Private group sessions can be arranged for groups of 3 - 6 people. Tao Tea Leaf has hosted and participated in many events in the past, and thus has much experience and flexibility. In any tea tasting workshop, Tao will perform a Chinese Gongfu tea ceremony. To schedule a private group session, please contact Tao Tea Leaf via email with the following information: the time and date for the event, the number of participants, and the subject of the event(e.g., Yixing teapot history and information, green tea tasting, bubble tea workshop, etc.). We will try to reply to your message as soon as we can.

* All prices is per person. Cash, debit, and credit all accepted.