This class is slightly longer than usual, so we can really savour and brew these exotic teas
Pu’er tea is the origin of all tea in the world. In this workshop you will not only be tasting some of China’s rarest Pu’er teas, from tea cakes as old as 18 years, we will also highlight the spectacular places and people behind the long steeped tradition of growing and producing these exotic teas. Once a long forgotten commodity traded with Europe via the trading caravans taking tea from the Southern borders of China to the central axis of Xian or the start of the Silk Road, this tea has largely linked and shaped the cultures of the people whom it touches. Come learn about Pu’er tea from a completely different angle. In the repeat of this popular class Mark will also be providing a tasting with a twist and including some iced Puer – as we will be sipping in the summer!
We will be sampling 2 categories of Pu’er teas (Raw and Cooked Pu’ers)
You will learn how to prepare these special teas
We will cover the origin, politics and history of this tea
Mark Thirlwall is a tea expert and owner/ importer of Tea Journeys, he has just judged ‘The World Tea Brewing Competition’ in Shanghai.
Mark left Australia 15 years ago with a one way ticket. He only got as far as China before being captivated by her mysterious spell, taking up his first job almost immediately as a tour guide, exposing small groups of international travelers to the wonders of China and her culture. Mark has since returned to Australia to share his passion and enthusiasm about all things Chinese. He is the founder of Beijing’s largest cultural exchange centre that runs tailored travel programs all around China (www.thehutong.com) and lectures for the Chinese Tea Association of China in Chinese for students in Beijing. He is currently the Director of Tea Journeys here in Australia (www.teajourneys.com.au)
Questions about the class? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The featured image is borrowed and edited, with thanks, from M.Thirell.
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