2016 WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Supported by Bodum and Breville

 

TEA ESSENTIALS

Time: 9.00am - 10.00am and
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre
Host: David Lyons | 18ThirtyFour
Type: Talk
Price: $15.00 + fees

Ever wondered the difference between white, green, oolong or black tea? Got a stash of tea at home but not sure how to store it so it stays fresh and tasty? Always feel like that pot of tea you've brewed is lacking something special? Roll up, budding tea enthusiasts, and join our expert to find out all this and more.

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TEA LEAF READING

Time: 9.30am - 10.30am
Location: Workshop Space
Host: Annie O'Reilly | Tea with Annie
Type: Hands-on work
Price: $45.00 + fees

Join Annie, an 8th generation tea leaf reader, for a fascinating journey into the unknown. In this workshop you'll learn the history, principles and practices of tea leaf reading and acquire the skills to read for all of your friends! Annie will show you how to identify and interpret symbols and images in your cup and everyone will have the opportunity to peek into the leaves. You'll take home a Cup Reading dictionary and of course, you'll share a delicious cuppa or two along the way.

Sponsored by T2 Tea.

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BESPOKE CHAI BLENDING

Time: 11.30pm - 12.30pm
Location: Workshop Space
Host: Uppma Virdi | Chai Walli
Type: Hands-on
Price: $45.00 + fees

Chai dates back 5000 years and, in India, nothing happens without a hot steamy cup of chai. Join Uppma on a journey that will take you through the art of chai, its history, how to brew it authentically and the components that will help you bring this ancient art into your home. You will also get to create your very own custom chai mix to take home and practice your new skills.

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ORIGINS OF TEA

Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre
Host: David Lyons | 18ThirtyFour
Type: Talk
Price: $15.00 + fees

Join tea expert David Lyons for a journey into the world of tea.  Uncover myths, fact and fiction surrounding the mystery of the first ever pot of tea and find out more about the history of the leaf.

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TEA & CHOCOLATE PAIRING

Time: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Location: Workshop Space
Host: Corinne Smith | The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar
Pauline Nash | Koko Black Chocolate
Type: Hands-on
Price: $45.00 + fees

Treat yourself to a decadent session of exploration and discovery into the heavenly realms of tea and chocolate. Learn why some flavours pair better than others and how, by combining two flavours together, you can achieve a third realm of flavour, which may just become your new 3pm craving. Five tea and chocolate pairings will be explored in this hands-on session.

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TEA BLENDING

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Location: Workshop Space
Host: Liliana Algorry | The Tea Atelier
Type: Hands-on workshop
Price: $45.00 + fees

Join The Tea Atelier, Liliana Algorry for the opportunity to delve into the world of blending tea and create your own take home brew. You will learn the art and science of combining teas, herbs and floral inclusions to create a bespoke blend. Liliana, a certified tea blender, will share her secrets about the importance of choosing base teas, as well as how flavours and ratios work together for best flavour balance and visual appeal.

Sponsored by Austral Herbs.

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