Take a journey from the historic origins of tea to the modern day with this comprehensive beginners class. Tea expert Cathy Zhang will share her expertise on tea culture, its categories, and the skills you need to taste and appraise different types of tea, plus how to make a good cuppa.
You will also enjoy a tea tasting of several varieties of pure, unblended tea and develop a palate for tea appreciation, including the basics of comparing and judging the shape, the aroma, the colour, and the taste of the tea in its dried form and after infusion.
By the end of this session, you will have an understanding of the different categories of tea, basic tea tasting and judging skills, how oxidisation affects the taste of the tea, and how powerful tea has been in human history.
Cathy Zhang is the founder of Ms.Cattea, whose mission it is to expand the tea culture currently growing in Australia as well as offer a number of authentic teas.
She has a Bachelor degree in Tea Science and experience in establishing a Chinese teahouse. She was also a judge at the 2015 World Tea Championship.