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2 day course

9.30am - 5.30pm each day

This 2 day course will be held in partnership with Blends for Friends, at their new facility near Sevenoaks, Kent. The tutor is Alex Probyn.

The price includes local transport from/to your accommodation site and/or station to/from the course venue, lunch, snacks and (of course) tea.

The course will be held at:
Blends For Friends Ltd.
The Tea Barn
Coney Shaw Farm
Kemsing Road
TN15 6NN
United Kingdom

If you are interested in this course and would like more information on local accommodation and transport, please email us.


Meet and greet the team and participants.
Introductory activity; make and explain your own blend to drink.
Orientation; details of course syllabus.
Basic food hygiene
Tour of the working tea blending factory
Planning your premises for retail / for catering / for online and wholesale
What you need to get started; tools and equipment requirements
Blending black teas; English Breakfast - creating a 'classic'. CTCs versus Orthodox
Blending white, green and oolong teas
Blending oils and flavours; artificial and natural; Creating the perfect Earl Grey
Blending fruit and herbal infusions; flowers, seeds, fruits, roots and leaves
Blend percentages; dos and don'ts
Blending for how the drinker will drink it; different demographics, countries, water quality, adding milk
Sourcing the right ingredients; the law, methods of sourcing, ingredients checking and batch control
Creating the perfect blend portfolio; the right mix, blend costings, saving blend recipes and creating product specifications
Free blending time; creating selection of own recipes