The history of tea is the stuff of legends, from the tea clippers of old battling monster seas to trade their wares in the far-flung corners of the globe to the story of Buddha’s Tears.
Tea is the world’s most consumed drink after water and the ritual associated with it is woven into the very fabric of society. Intertwined with religion, medicine, community and art, tea has an undoubted significance in our world.
Collingwood Tea rockstar Hannah Dupree from Storm in a Teacup will be guiding you through:
- A brief introduction to Tea
- The basic elements of Gong Fu, both as a participant and the tea maker.
- A basic understanding of how to make different styles of tea (White, Green, oolong, Black, Puerh).
- What is needed to perform Gong Fu & how to season a Yi Xing teapot.
What you'll get
- Tea, teapots, cups, trays, kettle.
- Good tea, good times and good friends
There will be plenty of tea-tasting, you will get to taste a variety of blends and take a sample home with you at the conclusion of class.
what to bring
- Any yi xing or tiny tea pots and tiny cups, tea trays or accouterment you have, also bring in any specialty tea you would like identified and discover how best to brew it.
- A hunger for ceremony, social interaction & simple ritual.