All lectures are free with general admission.
please note space is limited. consult program at event for locations.
HOW TEA SAVED MY LIFE & CAN SAVE THE LIVES OF OTHERS (11:30am-12:30pm)
HOSTED BY SIMON CHENG, PIQUE TEA CRYSTALS
Simon had many health problems while growing up and had been hospitalized 3 times before finishing school. Developing the deep desire to get healthier, he searched the world for solutions. Simon started practicing qigong meditation and took up tea drinking, the two of which have been intertwined for thousands of years. Since then, he has not set foot into a hospital, but has rarely visited a doctor or gotten sick, in spite of his crazy hectic life leading a high profile VC funded start-up. Join Simon as he discusses the health benefits of tea, and how it influences health around the world.
Simon Cheng is the Founder & CEO of Pique Tea Crystals - an organic and fair trade certified, loose leaf grade instant tea launched in January of 2016.
DECONSTRUCTING KOMBUCHA (12:30PM-1:30PM)
HOSTED BY ANU PATEL, HEALTH-ADE KOMBUCHA
Try some of Health-Ade's kombucha flavors while the experts walk you through the steps to making kombucha. Participants will take home tips and tricks from the best in the business and will be entered into a drawing to win a free home kombucha making kit!
the burmese salad tour (1pM-2PM)
HOSTED BY burma love natural foods co.
Credited for popularizing Burmese cuisine outside Myanmar, the Burma Superstar restaurants have achieved cult status in the San Francisco Bay Area, principally by serving its award-winning signature dish, the Fermented Tea Leaf Salad to die hard fans since 1992. The star ingredient in our Fermented Tea Leaf Salad is laphet (fermented tea leaf) from Burma (Myanmar) and is used as a dressing. Tea leaves are imported from Burma and are picked directly in the Palung region where green tea first originated. Join the team from Burma Superstar as they give an official "Burmese Salad Tour."
Japanese green teas: from traditional sencha to new trends of matcha (2PM-3PM)
HOSTED BY Rona tison, 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.
matcha: fact or fiction (3:30PM-4:30PM)
HOSTED BY Noli Ergas, Sugimoto america
Matcha has recently taken the superfood spotlight. However, with relatively little information recorded in English sources, there are a lot of "facts" floating around that are less than accurate. We'll review the definition of matcha, its history, and health benefits, while dispelling several myths.