Tea Foundations I’m thrilled to announce that George Brown College has rebooted its in-person tea program starting with Tea Foundations. And I’ll be your guide! This is also a prerequisite for the Advanced Tea Program (Tea Sommelier), which we are also planning to restart. Look at the beautiful space we have above The Chefs’ House, St. James Campus, Centre of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, 215 King St. E., Toronto Join me for this dive into the universe of tea, […]
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Soocha Tea and Me, Tuesday, September 14, 8.30pm
On Tuesday, September 14, 8.30pm, Soo will be chatting with me about my tea universe – lots of potential for liveliness! Visit Soocha Tea for link to registration. During registration, an optional donation can be made to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Hope you can attend!
The Gaiwan: Tea Vessel With Soul
When I first embarked upon my tea studies at George Brown College in Toronto, I was introduced to an odd little tea vessel – the gaiwan – which looked like a wide-lipped sugar bowl with lid and saucer. I struggled to use it – the lid needed to be positioned in a way that allowed the tea’s liquor to flow in a stream without letting any (or not many) leaves to escape the vessel. The index finger had to control […]
The Education of Mrs. Li’s Tea Girls
Our arrival in Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province was held up with delays on the tarmac, delays on the bus and delays finding a cab. Demand for cabs in this bustling city is so great during rush hour that some people have taken to accepting fares on the backs of their electric bikes. With all these back ups, I was becoming impatient and worried that our lateness might be insulting our host, Chris West of Min River Tea Farm. […]