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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Learn about Teas from a Tea Sommelier

Bengaluru, IndiaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Smita

60 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Hindi

What you'll do

We'll learn about Tea from the comforts of our homes.
For this class, I recommend you to have a cup of your favorite loose leaf brewed tea. It's not a must but it will enhance the experience and we can sip together while learning about tasting.
We will start with discussing basics of teas, history , types of tea etc including what are the differences between green, black etc ; where does a tea come from, cultures in different countries etc.
-After this I will talk about tea and other beverages like wine and their similarities & comparison. If you are passionate or knowledgeable about wines, its an interesting subject to study the 2 beverages in parallel.
- I will then taste a green tea with you and talk in detail about it along with the techniques of tasting teas , tasting notes etc.
- We will talk a little about Indian tea culture ; tea & food pairing .

- I will conclude the session with any questions you may have or discussion on any specific topic you may want to have .

If your timezone does not align with the class time, I am happy to work out a schedule that could fit in.
Other things to note
- If you do not have brewing equipment as mentioned, its fine & I will demonstrate brewing online .
- If you have any specific areas to discuss, I will be happy to modify the discussion .
- Ideally we should both be on video and be able to see each other . Do set your screen for a good view.
We'll learn about Tea from the comforts of our homes.
For this class, I recommend you to have a cup of your favorite loose leaf brewed tea. It's not a must but it will enhance the experience and we can sip together while learning about tasting.
We will start with discussing basics of teas, history , types of tea etc including what are the differences between green, black etc ; where does a tea come from, cultures in different countrie…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Smita can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $116.

What to bring

  • It will be more enjoyable if you have a cup of tea to taste at the class
  • A laptop or phone to connect into the session with internet connection
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Mon, Mar 1
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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Wed, Mar 3
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
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Thu, Mar 4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
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Meet your host, Smita

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 21 Reviews
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Hello! I am a Certified Tea Sommelier & the founder of an exclusive Tea Experiences curating company based in India. I have been conducting exclusive Tea Soirees under my brand Unchi Wali Chai (loosely translates to 'A High kind of Tea') . I have a great selection of Indian & international teas & knowledge about them from my travels & living around the world and the courses I have attended. I have loved my Tea journey and I promise I'll make you look at this extraordinary beverage differently
At this online event , I will help you explore with me the world of teas beyond what you may have known along with tasting teas together while being in our homes. I will talk about basics of teas, difference between types of teas & focus on a varieties of teas to taste.
Hello! I am a Certified Tea Sommelier & the founder of an exclusive Tea Experiences curating company based in India. I have been conducting exclusive Tea Soirees under my brand Unchi Wali Chai (loosely translates to 'A High kind of Tea') . I have a great selection of Indian & international teas & knowledge about them from my travels & living around the world and the courses I have attended. I have loved my Tea journey and I promise I'll make you look at this extraordinary beverage differentl…
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Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Puja
February 2021
We did this experience as a team activity and everyone enjoyed it! I wish the tea tasting and analysis section was a bit longer for everyone to get into the practice, but Smita's experience was well laid out, informative, and paced out well. We all learned much more about tea than we knew coming in, and we were surprised how much we were able to learn in just an hour.
We did this experience as a team activity and everyone enjoyed it! I wish the tea tasting and analysis section was a bit longer for everyone to get into the practice, but Smita's e…
Sila
February 2021
Smita is a wonderful & knowledgable host, we had such a good time talking about different types of teas and brewing. I booked this as a gift for my friend’s birthday, we all enjoyed the experience while sipping our teas from different parts of the world!
Smita is a wonderful & knowledgable host, we had such a good time talking about different types of teas and brewing. I booked this as a gift for my friend’s birthday, we all enjoye…
Alice
January 2021
An educational experience to learn more about the history of tea and about tea production. There was even a lesson about how to brew tea and a bit of time to discuss tasting. All in all, a nice time.
Adam
December 2020
Smitha did a great job teaching us about tea. I particularly enjoyed the tea tasting (we tea we had at home) and identifying the different smells and flavours using the flavour wheel.
Yana
December 2020
That was a wonderful journey to the Tea Culture. I've got to know lots of new things and found myself doing some parts of the tea ceremony right. It was amazing to watch how the tea is brewed and it is expected to be drunk in the right way to fully open its quality and taste. After the story of Smita tea drinking will become one of my favoirite day parts. Slow down time for myself, relax, enjoy and switch on all the the five senses. I'm really grateful for that.
That was a wonderful journey to the Tea Culture. I've got to know lots of new things and found myself doing some parts of the tea ceremony right. It was amazing to watch how the te…
Valia
November 2020
the pairing part is very interesting. I recommend this experience to all tea lovers or all persons interested in discovering a whole new world!

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.