Our Tea Fundamentals Course is designed for novice tea lovers and those who want to dig deeper into the science, history and culture of tea. This fundamental course provides basic knowledge of the tea plant (camellia sinensis) - introducing different types of teas and learning how to identify them. It also includes tastings of 15 famous teas within the 5 main categories of tea. Upon completion of this course, you will have a solid foundation of tea knowledge and should be able to identify and differentiate various teas.
The course will run a total of 15 hours.
Starts at Feb 1st, every Thursday 7:30-9:30
Week I Feb 1st: Introduction
Week II Feb 8th Green Tea (Long Jing, Biluochun, Matcha)
Week III Feb 15th Black Tea (Lapsang Souchong, Jinjunmei, Darjeeling)
Week IV Feb 22th Oolong Tea (Dahongpao, Iron Goddess, Oriental Beauty )
Week V March 1st White Tea (Silver Needle, White Peony, Aged White Tea)
Week VI March 8th Dark Tea (Shou Pu'er, Sheng Pu'er, Fu Tea)
A. Monday 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
B. Tuesday 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
C. Thursday 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm
D. Sunday 10:00 am- 12:00 am
Each section takes maximum 7 people
Week I- Introduction
Week one we will talk about basic knowledge of botany of the tea plant; history of tea; world production and consumption map of tea and classification of teas. Following weeks we will learn teas by category.
Tea ware (You are welcome to bring your own drinking cup)
Refreshments pairing with teas
In order to insure continuity of course content, attendance of each class is mandatory. Since the size of class is small and seats are limited, make up class might not be available.
We offer refreshments during the class, however, we recommend you to have a proper meal before the class since the refreshments won’t be enough.
Tea contains caffeine, please consider your personal situation before register. We recommend people who is sensitive to caffeine to register on day time classes.
Graduating from South China Agricultural University with a major in tea science and ceremony, Sabrina has engaged with the tea industry for 10 years. In 2008, she received the gold prize in tea ceremony competition and got senior tea sommelier certification. Since then, she has given tea trainings and performances in China, Macau and Canada. She performs Chinese tea ceremony on Toronto Tea Festival every year in order to share Chinese tea culture and bring this culture to new generations.
Sabrina finished her MBA program at Schulich Business School in 2016. Now she is offering tea training and workshops in the GTA.