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CHINESE TEA MASTERCLASS

PRESENTED BY JUYAN WEBSTER

Juyan Webster is the owner and founder of the The Chinese Tea Company in London. Growing up in Zhejiang Province, which is one of the most important provinces of China in tea production, Juyan was surrounded by tea and tea culture. Her family grew tea on their land where, as a child, she worked alongside her mother, picking and processing tea. It was this upbringing that shaped a passion for tea and her vast knowledge of tea production.

COURSE DETAILS:

1. History
1.1. Discovering Tea
1.2. Tang dynasty (1400 years ago)
1.3. Song Dynasty (1000 years ago)
1.4. Ming Dynasty
1.5. After Ming to now

2. Chinese tea culture
• Drinking customs
• Tea and art

3. Tea Trade
Brief history before and how to buy tea today

4. Tea classification and processing
How tea is classified and processed

4.1 White tea
• History
• Origin
• Harvest
• Processing
• Grading
• Tea examples

4.2 Green Tea
• History
• Origin
• Harvest
• Processing
• Grading
• Tea examples

4.3 Yellow tea
• History
• Origin
• Harvest
• Processing
• Grading
• Tea examples

4.4 Oolong tea
• History
• Origin
• Harvest
• Processing
• Grading
• Tea examples

4.5 Black tea
• History
• Origin
• Harvest
• Processing
• Grading
• Tea examples

4.6 Post-fermented tea
• History
• Origin
• Harvest
• Processing
• Grading
• Tea examples: Puer Tea, Hei Cha

5. Tea Packaging
• Tea bags
• Loose tea
• Compressed tea
• Instant tea
• Bottled tea

6. Brewing Tea and Gong Fu Cha
• How to brew different tea
• Gong Fu Cha

7. Chinese Tea Tasting

8. Chinese tea wares

9. Chinese tea and health

10. Storage