Insane Tea Tastings
Would anyone find the world's most expensive "Kobe" beef in a taco? Is it insane to serve "Ley .925 Pasion Azteca" tequila in a margarita? Likewise, how about "Guatemalan Finca El Injerto" in a mocha skim latte?
In some way, that's what we a proposing in the first of three Trailhead Tea's Insane Tastings. In this complementary event we will taste one of China's most famous and enticing Oolong teas. "Tieluohan" (which means Iron Arhat or Iron Monk) is among the deeply delicious Wuyi Rock Teas grown in the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province of China. Wuyishan is one of the tea meccas, now a UNESCO World Heritage site, where this tea was among those first discovered by the rest of the world in the 18th century.
After a short review of teas in general and what makes Rock Oolongs special, we'll first taste Tielouhan in the most traditional manner, "Gongfu" style. Whether in a formal Chinese tea ceremony or informally with family and friends, Gongfu style is the way tea is served on the mainland. Later, a little more unusually, we'll taste again as a refreshing cold brew variation. Finally, we'll INSANELY sample Tieluohan as a Boba (or Bubble) Tea, as part of Trailhead Tea's Boba Tea Weekends.
Again, this is a complementary one hour event, but we only have room for about 20 participants. So we encourage you to get there early!
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