MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
2:00pm Gathering & Introductions
2:15pm Tea as a Lifestyle
Tea is more than a commodity or drink. It is a way of living for a growing number of Americans looking for a way to infuse health and serenity into their lives.
3:15pm Tea Tasting #1: White & Green Teas
This is the first of four sessions where you’ll be introduced to tea grades, countries of origin, and cupping techniques as we experience specialty teas from around the world.
4:15pm Understanding Specialty Tea
We follow tea as it travels from the bush to the cup in tea gardens around the world.
5:30pm Dinner on your own/free evening.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
8:30am Complimentary Breakfast
9:00am Tea Tasting #2: Black Teas
10:00am Creating a Tea Experience
Hear how Shelley Richardson designed the creative tea foods and events you’ve seen in her three books. This session is always a highlight.
10:45am Tea Tasting #3: Herbals & Infusions
11:45am Tea & Health
You’ve read Bruce Richardson’s articles on this timely subject in magazines such as Fresh Cupand TeaTime. Learn the latest on research studies being conducted worldwide and how you can infuse tea into a healthy lifestyle.
12:00pm Complimentary Class Luncheon
1:15pm Food Preparation Basics
Do you know your “back of the house” from your “front of the house?” What agencies do you contact? What equipment will you need for a tea bar or tea room? How do you go about setting up a tasting program that works for you? We guide you through these crucial pre-launch steps.
2:15pm Tea Tasting #4 Oolongs