Lesson One: Learn about the different types of tea. Analyse the five main categories and get to know your blacks from your greens and your oolongs from your whites.
Lesson Two: Find out where tea comes from. Learn about the tea plant, camellia sinensis, and how the climate and conditions it is grown in can affect the teas’ flavours.
Lesson Three: Learn about the world’s main tea regions. Learn which countries produce what kinds of tea and understand how they differ from other regions.
Lesson Four: Develop a greater awareness about the flavours and aromas of tea. Learn cupping practices and increase your knowledge of how to decipher the different characteristics of various teas and use tasting words to pinpoint each one.
Lesson Five: Learn basic tea terminology and grading of teas.
Lesson Six: Learn to serve tea like a pro. Follow basic tea serving guidelines to ensure you are serving tea to a high standard.
Lesson Seven: Develop an understanding of tea ceremonies and culture. There is a huge element of tradition intertwined into tea drinking, so it is very important to learn about this special, spiritual side of tea.
Lesson Eight: Learn about pairing tea with food.