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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Tea tasting with a Tea Sommelier

Online experience hosted by Katie

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

What you'll do

Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a Certified Tea Sommelier and owner of The Monarch Tea Co. here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada!

I suggest that you join our experience with your favourite cup of tea brewed to enjoy during the class. We will start off the experience by learning more about what tea is, how tea plants are grown, how it's produced and the harvesting and production methods ranging from Pai Mu Tan white tea, Oolong, Pu'erh and more! We will then shift our focus to how to brew the perfect cup of tea in the comfort of your home and discuss any tea myths and misconceptions around "the perfect cup of tea". From there, we will discuss how to become a better tea taster and learn about our palate and tasting notes in tea. At this point, I'll walk us through a virtual tea tasting, which you can follow along at home using your own tea! We will discuss tasting notes and the complexities that each cup of tea holds. I'll then walk us through what tea & food pairings work best based on your favourite teas. We will end the session with an opportunity for any questions and to share with each other what tea we are drinking!
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a Certified Tea Sommelier and owner of The Monarch Tea Co. here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada!

I suggest that you join our experience with your favourite cup of tea brewed to enjoy during the class. We will start off the experience by learning more about what tea is, how tea plants are grown, how it's produced and the harvesting and production methods ranging from Pai Mu Tan white tea, Oolong, Pu'erh and mor…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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
    Katie can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $63.

What to bring

  • A brewed mug of your favourite tea, ready to sip and enjoy through class.
  • Access to WIFI and computer with audio (and access to camera, if possible!)
  • Notepad & pen or pencil for note taking.
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Fri, Sep 25
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM (EDT)
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12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EDT)
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Thu, Oct 1
9:00 PM - 9:45 PM (EDT)
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Meet your host, Katie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Over the past six years, I've traveled Ontario sharing with others the art, history and culture of tea! As a certified Tea Sommelier through the Tea Board of Canada, I've taught on everything tea, with an emphasis on tea & food pairings. Tea & cheese, tea & chocolate and even tea cocktails are some of my favourite subjects to share with others. I'm now bringing my interactive workshops online to help you discover more about the worlds most popular beverage (second only to water!) and lead us through an interactive tea tasting with a focus on how to expand your palate!
Over the past six years, I've traveled Ontario sharing with others the art, history and culture of tea! As a certified Tea Sommelier through the Tea Board of Canada, I've taught on everything tea, with an emphasis on tea & food pairings. Tea & cheese, tea & chocolate and even tea cocktails are some of my favourite subjects to share with others. I'm now bringing my interactive workshops online to help you discover more about the worlds most popular beverage (second only to water!) and lead us thr…
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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

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.

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This class is best viewed using a laptop or computer.