Tea Processing Course at World Tea Expo Gives Palms-On Expertise

(Picture by Jason McDonald)

World Tea Expo gives a uncommon alternative for college students to course of tea leaves themselves with the steering of an award-winning tea grower and blender, and a former Dietary Sciences school member. The brand new in-depth tea processing course, Making Tea from Leaf to Cup: An Experiential Tea Processing Workshop, takes place throughout two four-hour periods on June 12 and 13. It is going to be a worthwhile hands-on expertise for anybody who desires to get a really feel for tea leaf processing—from learners to consultants.

Jason McDonald (Proprietor of the Nice Mississippi Tea Firm), Timothy Gipson (Founding Member of the Hawaii Medicinal Tea & Herb) and Virginia Utermohlen Lovelace (retired school member of Cornell College’s Division of Dietary Sciences) will educate the course.

Kullah rolling (Picture by Jason McDonald)

“We consider that in an effort to perceive tea at a deep stage, it is best to have the expertise of processing leaves to create tea, and, by this expertise, an understanding of how processing steps have an effect on the last word flavors of the teas,” mentioned Utermohlen Lovelace. “Many attendees aren’t capable of go to a spot the place processing happens, and the place they’ll truly perform the processing themselves fairly than simply witness it.”

Conventional and modern processing methods shall be coated.
Attendees will learn to course of eight inexperienced teas utilizing 4 totally different
kill-green strategies: pan firing (the Chinese language technique), steaming (the Japanese
technique), blanching/boiling (which is of unknown origin), and sous vide (a brand new
know-how). “Kill-green” is the de-enzyming step that stops oxidation of
the tea leaf and every step influences the ultimate style and aroma, famous

Each step of every course of and its influence on the tea leaf’s chemistry
shall be defined and demonstrated by the instructors. They can even go over
what to not do in every tea processing class.

College students shall be divided into small teams and every group will
produce two teas.

Steeped inexperienced tea (Picture by Jason McDonald)

“I hope that attendees will be taught that processing has extra to do
with last taste than geographic terroir does,” McDonald mentioned. “It appears
skewed within the different route in the intervening time.”

Lovelace added, “I’m deeply grateful to World Tea Expo for giving me the
alternative to deliver to attendees what I do know and perceive and love. I’m
significantly grateful to Jason McDonald and Timmy Gipson and The Nice
Mississippi Tea Firm for the chance to discover and clarify the explanations
why their methods of processing create award-winning teas.”

Click on right here to
register for the course.

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