ACADEMY EXTRAS: Teas, Talks and Tastings

 


MEET THE PRODUCER: AN EVENING WITH INDI KHANNA OF THE TEA STUDIO

Date: Tuesday 20th August 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ
Tickets: £12.50 + VAT

The first of our series of 'Meet the Producer' events. lndi Khanna, owner of the revolutionary Tea Studio in the Nilgiri Hills, Southern India, will talk about his award-winning work and offer some of the factory’s small-batch green, oolong, white and black teas for tasting.

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THE BOOK OF TEA AND THE BEAUTIFUL FOOLISHNESS OF THINGS

Date: Wednesday 28th August 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ
Tickets: £15.00 + VAT

An evening exploring the tea philosophy and influence of Okakura Kakuzo, with Bruce Richardson (Jane’s US tea colleague, friend, co-author and publisher of The New Tea Companion and A Social History of Tea).

Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” — Kakuzo Okakura in The Book of Tea.

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WILD, ANCIENT AND INDIGENOUS TEA - THE UNTOLD STORY OF GUIZHOU, CHINA

Date: Wednesday 2nd October 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ
Tickets: £17.00 + VAT

Join Rui Liu from Grass People Tree for an ancient tea ritual and let the untold story of tea slowly unfold. This 2 hour tea experience shares 6 wild, indigenous and ancient teas that are made in tune with nature, including the green tea that never bitters, the 1500 years old indigenous black tea, the 17 years old Pu'er that was aged using the ancient way. You will also learn the extraordinary health benefits these teas bring and the 2500-years philosophy of tea-making. Join Rui on this journey and you will never think of tea in the same way.

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SPECIALITY ASSAM TEAS FROM SINGLE ESTATE TEAS, INDIA

Date: Wednesday 9th October 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ
Tickets: £12.50 + VAT

There’s more to Assam teas than you might think. Join Manoj Jalan, Director of a group of family-run tea-plantations in Assam, and his daughter Anisha, to hear about their work in 5 tea estates in Assam and taste a selection of their high quality orthodox teas.

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GLOBAL JAPANESE TEA ASSOCIATION

Date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ

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UNUSUAL JAPANESE TEAS WITH ASAKO STEWARD

Date: Wednesday 23rd October 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ

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OOLONG TEA TASTING – THE BLACK DRAGON

Date: Wednesday 13th November 2019
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: 25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ
Tickets: £12.50 + VAT

Join Juyan Webster for this exciting opportunity to learn about and taste the most exciting category of tea - Oolong. Juyan travels to various parts of China every spring to select teas for her business and will share her knowledge and experience of the regions she has visited over the years in order to buy the best from the different provinces. For this tasting event, she has selected one tea to represent each of the producing regions to show just how different each oolong can be.

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