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The Art of Black Tea Blending

The Art of Black Tea Blending

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English
This is popular! Over 100 people have booked it.

About your host

Hi there! I'm Claire. A teamaker, taster, anti-snobbery tea enthusiast, and gentle host. I'm passionate about creating special experiences for people around tea. I'm a tea trainer/educator at Smith Teamaker in Portland, where blend formulation and magic happen on a daily basis. I've worked in the tea industry since 2011.
Claire
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What we’ll do

After a brief 101 on Camellia sinensis (the tea plant), we will taste (read: slurp) through several high quality, full leaf black teas from China, India, and Sri Lanka, as well as a few flowers and oils. As a group, we will note each of their qualities while learning tea flavor descriptors. This will show you what your palate tends to favor and will put some ideas in your head about what kind of…

What I’ll provide

Snacks
A light palate cleanser Such as nuts or crackers. Please let me know if you have any restrictions and I'll be happy to accommodate you.
Drinks
Prepared tea We'll be tasting a fair amount of tea together. (Please eat a decent breakfast!)
Equipment
Tea & tools for blending I'll provide premium loose tea, blending tools and packaging for your new 2 oz.+ tea blend.

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Where you'll be

Our blending workshop will take place in the Tea Lab at Smith Teamaker in Portland's Central Eastside neighborhood. The Lab is set up to host groups around a large wooden table (with stools) and is stocked with everything we'll need including professional cupping sets, scales, and of course, tea.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 15 and up can attend.
Claire
workshop
The Art of Black Tea Blending
38 reviews
$68 per person
38 reviews
$68 per person