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MEM TEA EVENTS

Training Center & Tasting Room • Events Page • Blog



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!


June 22nd: Iced Teas
Sample a variety of iced teas and compare and contrast flavor, appearance, aroma and liquor as it applies to region, quality and processing of the leaf.

June 29th: 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.

July 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.

July 13th: Cascarilla Blends
Sample a variety of our signature tea blends that are made with TAZA cacao shells. Sweet, spicy, earthy and floral, but above all, chocolaty!

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

July 27th: Iced Teas
Sample a variety of iced teas and compare and contrast flavor, appearance, aroma and liquor as it applies to region, quality and processing of the leaf.

August 3rd: 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.


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, July 13th • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, July 27th • 6:30-7:30PM
Wednesday, August 2nd • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, August 10th • 6:30-7:30PM
Thursday, August 24th • 6:30-7:30PM




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Tea Brewing Techniques - 201


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


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.


Thursday, June 22nd • 6:30-7:30PM
Saturday, June 24th • 1:30-2:30PM
Wednesday, July 19th • 6:30-7:30PM
Friday, August 4th • 6:30-7:30PM
Wednesday, August 16th • 6:30-7:30PM
Wednesday, August 30th • 6:30-7:30PM




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Tea Cupping and Evaluation: Get To Know Your Tea


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


Learn how to cup like the pros. In this workshop we will brew a variety of teas in a professional and controlled environment. We will evaluate the quality and composition of the dried and steeped leaf as well as the brewed liquor. Employing all of our senses, we will analyse the appearance, aroma and flavor of the tea and record our results in a standard fashion. With experience, you will learn what to look for in quality whole leaf teas and enhance your tea buying experience.


Wednesday, June 28th • 6:30-8:00PM
Friday, June 30th • 6:30-8:00PM




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Exploring the Tea of Japan: From Bancha to Matcha


$30


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


In this workshop, we will explore the diversity that Japanese teas have to offer while learning some of the traditions, production methods, and techniques of making the teas of Japan. We will practice traditional Sencha and Gyokuro preparation and experiment with multiple infusions. Finally, we will learn ceremonial Matcha whisking techniques as well as modern Matcha latte and iced tea latte methods.


Saturday, July 15th • 1:30-2:30PM
Friday, July 21st • 6:30-7:30PM
Saturday, July 29th • 1:30-2:30PM




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From Fujian to Ali Shan: Discovering the Artistry of Oolong


$30


Please sign up by clicking on the desired date below.


Participants will receive a little freebie!


Taste a variety of oolong teas from South East China and Taiwan. Learn the effects that oxidation, withering, and, rollinghave on flavor profile. Learn various production methods and techniques for making oolong teas and prepare samplings of traditional oolong teas using Gaiwan and Gong Fu methods.


Saturday, August 12th • 1:30-2:30PM
Friday, August 18th • 6:30-7:30PM




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