One plant species, 6 production styles, 5000 years of history – pure leaf tea has infinite possibilities!
Join The Steepery‘s Tea Essentials masterclass to get started unravelling the world of leaf tea and gain practical skills to commence your own tea journey.
We will begin our workshop by examining the botanicals of tea with a focus on origin, terroir and provenance and why these elements are important in tea making and authenticity. We will touch on the rich history of tea and how this has contributed to tea in the modern day.
You will learn about the main tea types and styles and gain an insight into the craft of tea making and the many masterful hands involved in finishing tea to its best form.
You will enjoy tasting several styles of pure leaf tea from a selection of the world’s most important growing regions to appreciate the incredible diversity in flavour profiles. During the tasting, you will have an opportunity to evaluate tea characteristics such as fragrance, body, colour and taste (just like wine!) and gain some basic skills to assess quality.
Tea will be brewed and shared authentically to demonstrate different preparation methods, brewing vessels and cultural traditions. You will learn the parameters for the successful infusion of leaf tea.