by edgar on June 23rd, 2011
I have no idea which part of the tea process my hands describe here – maybe the tumbling of Tie Guan Yin (Iron Buddha) tea leaves in the bamboo barrels – after withering but before rolling and baking – or how to burp a baby. . .
Recent highlights include a Tea Tasting we held at Kensington Palace last week with a very lively bunch. One of the guests was from N Carolina and gave me some of her own home-grown American oolong. Another expressed her enthusiasm in Mandarin having lived in Shanghai for several years. She gave our teas a big endorsement which is no surprise to us as, counter-intuitively it’s not easy to get brilliant tea in China. And apparently we blew away the usual demographic by attracting a straight guy under 30!
More talks/tastings coming up soon:
Thurs 7 July Tiffin Boys School (Kingston, Surrey)
Fri 15 July Harvey Nichols (Knightsbridge London)
Sat 16 July Petersham Nurseries (nr Richmond, Surrey)
Fri 22 July Harvey Nichols (Knightsbridge London)
Evening events at East India Co (Conduit St London W1) – tbc
Also at the Harbourside in Bristol this weekend at the Foodies Festival. If you’re thinking about coming and would like a ticket email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll email you a free ticket.