Being able to create your own comparative tastings is a critical skill for learning about tea. In this workshop, we’ll explore how to taste comparatively, what creates a meaningful tasting opportunity, and offer up ideas for continuing your own education at the cupping table.

For this workshop, we’ll mainly be discussing our method, although I will be demonstrating with two sets of teas. You can practice along in the class with your own set of teas, too.

Suggested Materials:
3-4 cupping sets, or a set of gaiwans of equal size
Electric kettle
Gram scale
Tasting spoon
3-4 teas that you think might go together. Don’t worry about a right or wrong answer with this – we’re going to work through them together! Just pick some teas and see how it works in class.

Original airdate: Feb 2020