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BIRGU BLUE - Tea & Jam Tasting

Birgu, Malta

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Experience hosted by Claude

60 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will be greeted by some refreshing tea. You will then sit comfortably around a 100-year old carpenter's bench where I will take through a short presentation of the history of tea and how it was introduced to Malta. We will then look at how tea is produced, and how you can recognise the different types of tea. After that, we will go to the practical session, where I will introduce various types of teas, including unblended black teas, Orange Pekoe, BOP, green tea, and flavoured teas namely Earl Gray, cinnamon, vanilla and peppermint teas. We will learn to recognise these teas from their leaf texture and smell. You will also get to taste them. Finally, we will introduce the Maltese home-made jams, and how jams gradually came into the Maltese diet as a favourite accompaniment of tea. We will taste several of them with the different teas.
You will be greeted by some refreshing tea. You will then sit comfortably around a 100-year old carpenter's bench where I will take through a short presentation of the history of tea and how it was introduced to Malta. We will then look at how tea is produced, and how you can recognise the different types of tea. After that, we will go to the practical session, where I will introduce various types of teas, including unblended black teas, Orange P…

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What's included

  • Food
    Our tea selection accompanied with some home-snacks or home-made jams
  • Drinks
    You will sample various types of teas sourced directly from the tea factori...
From $34
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Claude

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hi I am Claude, founder of Birgu Blue, a Concept Store offering a curated selection of fine teas and home-made jams, amongst other things. I am an avid traveller and mostly travel to source teas for our store. I have just completed a 6 week trip to Sri Lanka where I visited some of the finest tea factories and plantations both on High Country as well as the low lands of the south. I have a passion for teas as well as wholesome home-made preserves and jams. They capture the flavour of the land where they come from and both have an incredibly rich history which has shaped the world., and Malta.

I would like to share with you my knowledge on teas, drawn from my own personal experiences in travelling to tea-producing regions as well as the history of tea drinking in Malta, and how tea shaped Maltese identity and continues to do so today.
Hi I am Claude, founder of Birgu Blue, a Concept Store offering a curated selection of fine teas and home-made jams, amongst other things. I am an avid traveller and mostly travel to source teas for our store. I have just completed a 6 week trip to Sri Lanka where I visited some of the finest tea factories and plantations both on High Country as well as the low lands of the south. I have a passion for teas as well as wholesome home-made preserves and jams. They capture the flavour of the land wh…
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our workshop at our Concept Store located in the heart of the Knight's residential quarters of Birgu. The space is over 400 years old, and has wonderful stone arches supporting the high ceiling. We will sit around an original carpenter's bench and soak in the atmosphere of the place. You will pick up your teas from 'Kitty's cupboard' - a 1950's wardrobe belonging to Mrs Kitty, the original house owner living right opposite.

1 review

Richard
November 2020
I had an amazing and educational time with Claude. We were able to sit in an intimate area with a history of its own and try multiple varieties of teas. His personal experience and journey with tea in Sri Lanka helped give him insight into the subtleties of the leaves. Additionally, he paired each tea with some delicious and locally sourced jams. Claude made me feel welcome and connected with the different teas. I highly recommend you book this experience.
I had an amazing and educational time with Claude. We were able to sit in an intimate area with a history of its own and try multiple varieties of teas. His personal experience and…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.