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Japanese versus Chinese: Tea Secrets

31 Jul 2017 6:15 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

Okei-san and a Chinese Tea Specialist will run a joint workshop

What’s it all about?

Despite coming from the same plant, and being close geographically, Chinese and Japanese teas are worlds apart!

Did you know there is a big difference? While tea originated in China, Japan has created a very different style with complex aromas and tastes.

In this class we will taste teas, learn to brew the best cup, and discuss the key factors that account for these differences.

Workshop covers:

Teas are not made alike! Growing regions and conditions, production, and brewing methods create very different flavours. In this workshop, we will guide you through the green tea world.

We will learn the best brewing styles for each type, the benefits and will also savour a selection of green teas. In particular, we will discuss:

  • Different production styles
  • Key differences between the growing methods
  • Harvesting and picking standards and cultivar selection
  • Regions for green tea farming in China and Japan
  • Best brewing methods for each green tea.

We will also be brewing and tasting teas to appreciate the differences between the two unique styles.

Date & Time: Monday 31 July, 6.15 pm to 7:30 pm

Venue: Laneway Learning Central, 22-24 Bennetts Lane Melbourne

Cost: $20 per person

Booking: LL Central (http://melbourne.lanewaylearning.com/classes/japanese-chinese-tea/)

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