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An Evening of Darjeeling Tea with Kevin Gascoyne

Thursday 27th June 6pm
Webinar: £18 (+ price of teas)
Our annual Darjeeling event with Kevin – open to everyone.

An enlightening and informative event hosted by the UKTA with guest Kevin Gascoyne for an evening of Darjeeling information and tasting. Learn about the current situation in Darjeeling– and optionally join us in a tasting of a selection of 2024 Darjeeling teas that have been carefully selected by Kevin Gascoyne for his company Camellia Sinensis in Montreal, available to you at a special price for this event.

The purchase of teas for the event is optional. So if you don’t have time to receive the teas before the event, or simply prefer to listen to the event while drinking your own tea, no problem! All are welcome.

Please note – the date of this webinar has moved from 13th June, due to a late harvest in Darjeeling.

An enlightening and informative event hosted by the UKTA with guest Kevin Gascoyne, for an evening of Darjeeling information and tasting. Learn about the current situation in Darjeeling– and optionally join us in a tasting of a selection of 2024 First Flush Darjeeling teas that have been carefully selected by Kevin Gascoyne for his company Camellia Sinensis in Montreal, available to you at a special price for this event.

We run this event each year to get an annual update on Darjeeling from Kevin and taste his picks of the freshest teas from each year’s harvest. This year there will be special focus on the current troubles and challenges of this legendary tea region in the foothills of the Himalaya.

Participants are encouraged to buy the 5 suggested Darjeeling teas from Kevin’s company, Camellia Sinensis Montreal, to brew and taste during the webinar with him. Once you have made your webinar booking you will be emailed the list of suggested teas and a promo code for 15% off ordering them.

Camellia Sinensis is Kevin’s tea company that supplies tea stores, famous restaurants and private clients all over the globe from their headquarters in Montreal, Canada. The promo code will give you a 15% discount on the teas featured during the session and will also allow you to stock up on any of the other excellent teas in the Camellia Sinensis catalogue at the same discount price.

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Please note the teas will be available for order soon, we will send an email when they are ready – they are this year’s freshest teas, and due to a later than usual harvest, are on their way from Darjeeling now!

The purchase of teas for the event is optional. So if you don’t have time to receive the teas before the event, or simply prefer to listen to the event while drinking your own tea, no problem! All are welcome.


About Kevin

Kevin Gascoyne co-owns, runs and shop-keeps the award-winning Camellia Sinensis teahouses and Tea Schools of Montréal and Québec City. He and his fellow tasters travel to the tea gardens of Asia every year to source their internationally renowned selection of fine teas and collectibles. The stores have one of the largest premium tea catalogues in the World.

Kevin is a specialist in black tea and his travels have taken him on a pilgrimage to find the very best. He has been buying tea in Asia since 1989 and, since 1993, every spring has found him up in the Himalaya, obsessively sourcing the finest seasonal leaves of the region. Over the years his passion for the black teas of India has spread to the plantations of many other countries, including Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, USA, various African countries and more.

He is also a founding partner of the Tea Studio project in Nilgiri, southern India (UK Tea Academy features some of Tea Studio’s teas in its classes).

Kevin has also written for publications all over the World and still pops up in various publications. He is co-author of a couple of prize-winning tea books, including Tea, History, Terroirs, Varieties (which was voted World’s Best Tea Book 2014 by the industry at the World Tea Awards and is now published in 5 languages). He is also a founding partner of Tea Journey Magazine and is also a director of the Canadian Tea and Herbal Association and recently launched the Tea Masters Cup competition in Canada. His colleagues claim that Kevin’s daily tea consumption compares to the flow of some small rivers.

What will I need?

  1. Your phone, computer or tablet to join the webinar via Zoom
  2. Brewing equipment (kettle, teapot etc.) and a surface on which to brew the teas during the webinar

Prices (Includes VAT)

  • Webinar £18 (+ optional cost of teas from Camellia Sinensis Montreal)

Things to know

  • Teas cannot be shipped to PO Boxes

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