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Tea Foundations Series & Workshops

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The Tea Foundations series is comprised of 4 unaccredited workshops (TF. More ›

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The Tea Foundations series is comprised of 4 unaccredited workshops (TF.1-4) and a supplementary practice-based unit (TF.5). Whilst these workshops have been designed to be taken together you also have the flexibility of joining individual workshops depending on the areas you are looking to learn more.

Within each workshop we will discuss terroirs, tea styles, tea processing, leaf grading, preparation and serving as it relates to a certain type of tea. As the topic within these Foundation workshops is very broad our aim is to provide you with a good base to undertake further exploration and research.  

Professional tea cupping will be at the centre of the Tea Foundations workshops and you will be given the skills and tools to maintain a tea cupping logbook throughout the workshop series and beyond.

TF.1 Tea Foundations 1 workshop - Saturday, 18 May 2019 

  • An introduction to tea botanicals
  • An introduction to tea cupping and recording your tasting notes
  • An exploration of white tea. We will discuss this type of tea and some of the processing techniques to create white tea. We will look at the major production regions. You will have the opportunity to professionally cup a number of white teas from a range of terroirs. 
  • At the end of this workshop, you will have an opportunity to review brewing parameters for white teas and prepare some tea.

TF.2 Tea Foundations 2 workshop - Saturday, 25 May 2019

  • An overview of tea history
  • An exploration of green tea. We will discuss this type of tea and some of the processing techniques to create green tea. We will focus on Chinese and Japanese green teas due to their significance in the world of tea but we will also look at some Australian green tea examples. You will have the opportunity to professionally cup a number of samples of these styles of green tea. 
  • At the end of this workshop, you will have an opportunity to review brewing parameters for green teas and prepare some tea.  

TF.3 Tea Foundations 3 workshop - Saturday, 1 June 2019 

    • An overview of common tea tools and infusion methods.  
    • An exploration of oolong tea. You will learn more about this type of tea and gain an appreciation for the sheer diversity in the styles, processing, and craft necessary to create quality oolong tea. We will focus on Chinese and Taiwanese oolongs but will also look at some of the other growing regions creating these teas. You will have the opportunity to professionally cup a number of samples of these styles of oolong tea. 
    • At the end of this workshop, you will have an opportunity to review brewing parameters for oolong teas and prepare some tea.   

TF.4 Tea Foundations 4 workshop - Saturday, 8 June 2019

  • An overview of teas chemical composition
  • An exploration of black tea. You will learn more about this type of tea and some of the processing techniques to create different styles of this tea. We will focus on the major black tea production regions including India, Sri Lanka and China and we will also look at a couple of other terroirs for black tea.
  • At the end of this workshop, you will have an opportunity to review brewing parameters for black teas and prepare some tea.
  • Provide some guidance on how to continue on your tea journey.

Duration:  Each week from 2:30pm-4:30pm (120 minutes).  

Gifting: We have available a printable gift certificate that can be given to your nearest and dearest. Once you have purchased your ticket please email us at hello@thesteepery.com.au with the name of the gift recipient. We will personalise the gift voucher and email it to you (please allow 24hours). 

Scrumptious Reads

Our lovely host is Julie from Scrumptious Reads. Scrumptious Reads is not just a bookstore, it is also an event space and a private dining room. The design of the store was a collaboration between friends who are designers. A kitchen library was the inspiration for the space.

Our Tea Foundations series is suitable for anyone that has an interest in tea. The content of the workshop has been developed for those with no pre-assumed tea knowledge. If you are a tea novice or a seasoned tea enthusiast we are certain there will be something covered that is of interest to you. 

Whilst there is benefit in completing all 4 workshops in succession we want to give you the flexibility to complete these workshops as they suit your desire to learn. 

This workshop may not be suitable for people with caffeine sensitivity as all of our pure leaf teas contain caffeine. 

As with all things we also have some rules.

Here are the Workshop Terms and Conditions…

All The Steepery Tea Co. workshop dates and times are subject to availability. For up-to-date availability of workshops, please contact The Steepery Tea Co. on 0403 110 201 or email hello@thesteepery.com.au.

Please refer to all information provided regarding individual workshop details and requirements. Confirmation of your booking will constitute your agreement to the terms and conditions as outlined below.

Meals & Dietary Requirements
If the workshop includes meals, attendees are asked to notify The Steepery Tea Co. of any special dietary requirements when making the booking.

Payment and cancellation procedures
Where charges apply, The Steepery Tea Co.workshops must be paid for in advance by credit or debit card.

We are unable to issue refunds for cancellation on the part of the attendee.

The Steepery Tea Co. reserves the right to cancel or alter any workshop. All workshop dates and times are subject to change, but The Steepery Tea Co. will endeavour to ensure workshops are held on the committed dates/times, unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as the host/s being unable to attend due to illness, or other unforeseen circumstances. The Steepery Tea Co. will inform the participants with as much notice as possible on these occasions.

We require a minimum of 2 attendees for the workshop to go ahead. In the event that the workshop does not go ahead as scheduled, you will be offered a refund in full. 

Should a cancellation become necessary by the The Steepery Tea Co. the attendee will have the choice of attending an alternative workshop (and where this is a lower price, The Steepery Tea Co. will refund the difference), or withdrawing from the workshop and, where applicable, accepting a refund of the cost of that specific workshop to The Steepery Tea Co.

No cancellation penalties (including travel expenses to and from the workshop, or accommodation costs) will be paid out in the event of workshop cancellations by The Steepery Tea Co. 

Location & Venue

Scrumptious Reads

 

92a Arthur Terrace, Red Hill, QLD, 4059