Puerh Tea Tasting ($25 + General admission)
tasting Hosted by Roy fong, owner, imperial tea court
Join Imperial Tea Court's Roy Fong on a journey to discover some of the most renown Puerh teas from China's Yunnan province. Fong is Tea Master of Imperial Tea Court and has over 30 years of tea experience. He is also a noted collector of high-grade Puerhs, and is widely regarded as an expert on Chinese teas. He will be accompanied by Chang Jin Qiang, a 36-year veteran of the Puerh tea industry. Chang is currently Manager at the famed Yunnan XiaGuan Tuo Cha Tea Factory. Tea lovers will have the opportunity to taste Puerh teas from some of the most noteworthy Puerh growing regions, as well as select Puerhs from Fong and Chang's personal collections.
Blend Your Own Chai ($15 + General Admission)
workshop hosted by sarah adams, Owner & Brewmistress, chico chai
Come learn how to blend your own chai! We'll start with basic background, then show you our favorite ways to blend and brew loose leaf chai. Then you'll get your hands into some spices and create your own blend. We provide the spices, tea, and advice along the way. You'll get to take home your unique blend--keep it for yourself or give to a loved one for the holidays!
Sarah Adams is the Owner & Brewmistress of Chico Chai, a chai microbrewery in Chico, CA. She has been in business since 2004, and is always looking forward to learning more about spices & tea.
Deconstructing Kombucha (FREE + GENERAL ADMISSION)
presentation HOSTED BY ANU PAtel, marketing, health-ade kombucha
Ever wonder what goes into the meticulous processing of making the perfect kombucha? Join us as Health-Ade Kombucha teaches us the ins and outs of Kombucha in this informative session.
Japanese green teas: from traditional sencha to new trends of matcha (FREE + GENERAL ADMISSION)
PRESENTATION HOSTED BY Rona tison, sr. vice president, ito en
Discover the expansive world of Japanese teas and its intrinsic taste profiles and complexities. From the centuries old tradition of Japanese Tea Ceremony to the modern uses and trends of Matcha, the celebrated powdered green teas, learn the proper preparations and why Japanese teas are gaining global recognition for its celebrated umami taste and use in the culinary world.