2017 Class Schedule

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Tea Sommelier : Apprentice Level - $75.00

Speakers: James Norwood Pratt & Bianca Shah
Location: Main Stage
Dates: December 2nd
Times: 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

A concentrated overview of tea designed by two of the men who have inspired and guided America’s Tea Renaissance, author James Norwood Pratt and Bianca Shah.  They teach fundamentals of tea history, origins, “terroir,” varietals and production. A course to inspire you with a love and understanding of mankind’s favorite beverage. Students will receive a certificate upon completion.

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Tea and Cheese - $5.00

Speakers: Robert Wemischner
Location: Workshop room #1
Dates: December 2nd
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

It’s no surprise that tea and dairy go together so well. A lover of bold flavored foods, Chef Robert Wemischner presents a sampling of cheeses paired with carefully chosen teas. Have you ever tasted a soft goat cheese melting in your mouth when paired with a fresh young green tea? Or a soft ripened triple creme cheese paired with a malty Assam; or an earthy complex Pu-erh with a creamy blue cheese? Experience all of this and much more in this cutting-edge lecture about a topic that is growing tremendously in popularity.

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Tea and Chocolate - $5.00

Speakers: Robert Wemischner
Location: Workshop room #1
Dates: December 2nd
Time: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Chef Robert Wemischner, tea expert, pastry chef and author of four books including his most recent one, The Dessert Architect, will lead you through a pairing of chocolates and teas that bring out the best in each. Pair a hot swig of properly brewed tea with the right white, milk or dark chocolate and take the leaf and the cacao bean to new heights. A Chocolate lover’s melt-in-the-mouth experience that can’t be beat.

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