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MEM TEA EVENTS



All events will be held at our new training center & tasting room in Davis Square.

196 Elm Street, Davis Square North Cambridge, MA 02140

 



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Tea Tastings


Every Thursday from 12 - 1!

$0 (that's right, it's free)


Tea Tastings are free and open to the public. Every Thursday from 12 - 1!


February 23rd: White Teas
Sample several varieties of white teas and compare and contrast appearance, aroma and flavor as it applies to region, quality and processing of the leaf.

March 2nd: Chinese Green Teas
Sample a variety of green teas. Compare and contrast appearance, aroma and flavor as it applies to region, quality and processing of the leaf.

March 9th: Oolong Teas
Sample a variety of Oolong teas and compare and contrast appearance, aroma and flavor as it applies to region, quality and processing of the leaf.

March 16th: Darjeeling
Sample a variety of First and Second Flush Darjeeling Teas and discover how terroir, harvest and processing affect the appearance, aroma and flavor of the leaf. Experiment with different brew times, temperatures and weights.

March 23rd Day: Black Teas
Sample a variety of Black teas and compare and contrast flavor, appearance, aroma and liquor as it applies to region, quality, harvest and processing of the leaf.

March 30th: Chai Teas
Sample a variety of Chai Blends and compare and contrast the flavor, strength and balance of various spice blends and concentrations. Learn the best ways to prepare chai tea at home by the cup or by the pot.

April 6th: Herbal Teas
Sample a variety of Herbal blends and compare and contrast flavor, appearance, aroma and liquor as it applies to the variety and blend of herbs. Learn about the unique health benefits of different types of herbs.

March 13th: Rooibos Blends
Sample a variety of Rooibos blends and compare and contrast flavor, appearance, aroma and liquor as it applies to the variety and blend of herbs. Learn about the unique health benefits of rooibos tea.

April 20th: Yerba Mate
Sample several varieties of mates and compare and contrast appearance, aroma and flavor as it applies to region, quality and blend.

April 27th: White Teas
Sample several varieties of white teas and compare and contrast appearance, aroma and flavor as it applies to region, quality and processing of the leaf.


Please swing by and taste with us, anytime between 12 and 1!




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Tea Basics - 101


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


$10


This one hour seminar introduces participants to the five different types of tea. We will explain and taste the differences between White, Green, Oolong, Black, and Pu-Erh teas. We will also learn the differences in the processing of the plants, the regions, and terroirs they come from, and the unique health benefits that each tea is known for.


Thursday, March 2nd • 6:30-7:30PM
Saturday, March 4th • 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, March 22nd • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, April 13th • 6:30-7:30PM
Saturday, April 15th • 1:30-2:30PM




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Tea Brewing Techniques - 201


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


$10


In this one hour workshop we will learn various techniques of tea brewing using modern and traditional tools and equipment. We will make and evaluate examples of the major tea varieties paying special attention to water, time, temperature, weight and brewing equipment. We will experiment with multiple steeps and compare the same tea brewed different ways. Students will learn how to ‘get to know’ new and unfamiliar teas and extend the tea making experience.


Wednesday, March 8th • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, March 30th • 6:30-7:30PM
Saturday, April 1st • 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, April 19th • 6:30-7:30PM




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Name That Taste: Palate Development - 202


This class is offered every other Wednesday front 6:30-7:30PM.


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


$30


In this one hour workshop we will learn the difference between taste and flavor. Explore the differences between sweet, savory, salty, and bitter. Identify outside influences that affect our perception of flavor. Taste a variety of examples of flavors in nature and try to connect them to flavor profiles in tea.


Wednesday, February 22nd • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, March 16th • 6:30-7:30PM
Saturday, March 18th • 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, April 5th • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, April 27th • 1:30-2:30PM
Saturday, April 29th • 1:30-2:30PM




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Matcha Workshop


$30


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


Matcha is taking the west by storm. Its brilliant color, intense flavor and myriad of health benefits are gaining momentum and creativity in local coffee shops and juice bars. Discover the nutritional benefits of this amazing tea while learning traditional Japanese preparation as well as modern beverage applications.


Friday, February 24th • 6:30-7:30PM




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Tea Lattes & Fogs


$30


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


You don’t have to be a barista to make your own rich and delicious tea creations. With a few basic ingredients and some simple tools, we will prepare a number of nutritious and interesting tea beverages. A variety of teas, milks, sweeteners and spices will be available to practice with.


Friday, March 10th • 6:30-7:30PM
Friday, March 24th • 6:30-7:30PM




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Collaborative Series - Episode 1


The Man Behind MEM


Mark Mooradian


$30


Please sign up by clicking on the date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


Join us for an evening hosted by the man that created the brand Mark Mooradian, as he talks about the beginnings of MEM, tea production in Amenia, some of the present day operations of our company, and Mark's newest venture: Karnak Farm.


Saturday, March 25th • 1:30-2:30PM




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Beyond the Bush: Herbal Tea Blending


$30


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


Explore the world of herbal teas, infusions and Tisanes. A world free of caffeine from the Camellia Sinensis tea Bush. Learn the basics for making your own custom blend of herbal tea using quality dried ingredients. MEM chooses herbs and flowers with the best flavor, aroma and body and blends them carefully to make our popular herbal teas. Learn some health benefits of various herbs, experiment blending and go home with your own herbal creation.


Friday, April 7th • 6:30-7:30PM
Friday, April 21st • 6:30-7:30PM




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