Thu, Mar 25|
Red Tent Zoom
The Way of Tea Masterclass
This class is for anyone called to explore or deepen their knowledge of Tea and Tea practice.
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
Red Tent Zoom
About the Event
Welcome to The Way of Tea Masterclass presented by Robin Durfee, Certified Tea Sommelier.
This class is for anyone called to explore or deepen their knowledge of Tea and Tea practice. The purpose of this class is to provide a broader understanding of the many facets of Tea and offer a practical guide on how to incorporate more tea, tea rituals, and meditations into daily life to attain tranquility, mindfulness, healing, and wellness.
- Introduction to Camelia Sinensis
- The six types of Tea
- Tasting # 1
- Brief History and Regions
- From bush to cup; understanding what makes a great cup of Tea
- Tasting # 2
- Processing; the differences between black, green, oolong, white, pu-erh.
- The many health benefits of Tea
- Tasting # 3
- The 10 best teas & herbs for your health
- Tea rituals & cultures around the globe
- Tasting # 4
- Tea meditations & Cha Dao, the practice of bowl Tea
- Tea is Feminine, Tea and the Divine Feminine
We will enjoy a ‘tea tasting sampler’ together as part of the class…..each participant will receive complimentary 2 samples of tea (either black, green, or oolong) and 2 samples of herbal (an assorted herbal and one rooibos) as well as several bio-degradable, eco-friendly DIY paper teabags in advance of the class by mail.*
*All tea samples have already been sent to make it on time for the event. No more tea samples will be sent out at this time. Instead, please go to your local loose leaf tea shop and pick 4 samples (2 with caffeine and 2 herbals) to enjoy for this event.
Participants should prepare in advance by having their tea samples, teabags, a spoon, 4 teacups/saucers, a kettle or thermos with hot water, and approx. 4 cups of good quality spring water. Everything should be set out in advance as we will be sipping tea together during the class.
About the Presenter
Robin is a Certified Tea Sommelier and the only person in South Florida to hold this designation. Three years ago, she completed a comprehensive course offered by the Canada Tea and Herbal Association in tea cultivation, history, processing, regions, varieties, culture, marketing, menu preparation, and pairings.
Although a Paralegal / Translator by trade, her passion and calling lie in the holistic community and healing arts. She is certified in several yogic styles; Kundalini, Hatha, and Pre-Natal as well as Bach Flower Essences levels I & II and Reiki healing levels I & II. Former owner of Yoga Journeys, she now manages Robin’s House of Tea, a small shop & tea room where she carries a carefully curated selection of over 50 organic/fair-trade teas and herbs. She hopes to one day, combine tea, yoga, and other healing arts under the same roof.
Robin's business mission is to foster tea culture in our community. She believes Tea (camellia Sinensis plant) is a healing plant that can promote wellness in various ways. Tea has been a significant part of many cultures over the centuries and Robin
believes the time is ripe for tea to become a more significant part of our culture as well.
A life-long student, she will soon be enrolled in the Florida School of Holistic Living to begin a 2-year course of study in Herbalism and Ayurvedic Medicine. She believes herbs, flowers, and plants bring their own respective healing properties to the world and the gifts of medicine and magic to humankind.
We live each moment, only once.
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