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Yellow Tea

TEA TASTING AND BLENDING MASTERCLASS - INDIA

Duration

Price

Kolkata, INDIA

$400

4 Days

About the course


This course is designed to teach you the art of sensory evaluation of tea and tea blending. You will learn how to select the right ingredients and mix them in the right proportions in order to create your own blend. You will also learn about some trending tea products like kombucha and instant tea.


# Class duration each day: 5 hours

# No prior knowledge is required to join the course

 

Session Details


Day 1: Diving into Tea Heritage and Sensory Analysis Mastery


- History of Tea in India:

Embark on a journey through time, exploring the captivating history and cultural significance of tea in India.


- Introduction to Tea Bush:

Gain insights into the botanical foundations of tea, understanding the tea plant's varieties.


- Basics of Sensory Analysis:

Master the fundamental skills of sensory analysis, a vital aspect of discerning and evaluating tea.


- Olfactory Training:

Develop a refined sense of smell, enhancing your ability to appreciate the nuanced aromas of different teas.


- Familiarization with Flavor Wheel:

Explore diverse flavor profiles using our specialized flavor wheel, enhancing your palate for tea tasting.


- Methodology of Tea Tasting:

Learn systematic tea tasting techniques, unlocking the secrets to evaluating tea with precision.


- Vocabulary used for Tea Tasting:

Familiarize yourself with industry terminology, empowering you to articulate your tea tasting experiences effectively.


- Understanding the Grades of Orthodox Tea:

Explore the grading system for Orthodox tea, unraveling how it influences tea quality and characteristics.


- Tea Tasting Session - Basic Varieties:

Immerse yourself in a tasting session featuring fundamental tea varieties.


- Tea Tasting Session - Grades of Green Tea:

Delve into the intricacies of green tea, experiencing different grades and their unique flavor profiles.



Day 2: Journey Through India's Tea Terroirs


- Grades of Assam Orthodox Black Tea - Theory & Tasting Session:

  Delight your senses with a theoretical understanding and tasting session focused on the distinctiveness of Assam Orthodox black teas.


- Grades of Darjeeling Tea - Theory & Tasting Session:

Explore the exquisite flavors of Darjeeling teas across various grades, combining theory with hands-on tasting experiences.


- Grades of CTC Tea - Theory & Tasting Session:

Understand the nuances of different CTC tea grades through a comprehensive theoretical overview and practical tasting session.


- Flushes of Tea - Theory & Tasting Session:

Dive into the concept of tea flushes and their impact on flavor, combining theoretical insights with hands-on tasting.


- Comparative Analysis of Terroirs of Tea in India - Theory & Tasting Session:

Explore how regional characteristics influence Indian teas, combining theory with comparative tastings for a holistic understanding.



Day 3: Mastering the Art and Science of Tea Blending


- Basics of Tea Blending:

Unlock the secrets of tea blending, discovering the art and science behind creating harmonious tea profiles.


- Familiarization with Herbal Ingredients:

Explore the world of herbal ingredients, understanding how they complement and enhance tea blends.


- Tea Blending Sessions 1-4:

Session 1: Tea Blending

Engage in hands-on blending, combining different teas to create your custom blend.

Session 2: Tea Blending

Experiment with herbal blends, creating popular tisanes.

Session 3: Tea Blending

Explore advanced blending techniques, combining black tea with flavors and herbs.

Session 4: Tea Blending

Experiment with blending green tea, flavors, and herbs to create unique combinations.


- Tea Tasting Session - Handcrafted & Specialty Teas:

Experience the unique qualities of handcrafted and specialty teas through a guided tasting session.



Day 4: Beyond Tasting - Packaging, Entrepreneurship, and Mastery


- Tea Blending Sessions 5-6:

Session 5: BIY (Blend-It-Yourself) - Design Your Own Tea Blend:

Showcase your creativity by designing your unique tea blend, putting your newfound knowledge to the test.

Session 6: BIY (Blend-It-Yourself) - Design Your Own Tea Blend:

Dive into the world of Masala Chai, creating your personalized blend with premium black tea and gourmet spices.


- Tea Tasting Session - Herbal Blends

Explore the world of herbal blends and their diverse flavors.


- Tea Packaging & Storing Guidelines:

Learn essential techniques for preserving tea freshness through proper packaging and storage.


- Introduction to Instant Teas, Iced Teas & Kombucha:

Explore the world of instant teas, iced teas, and the health benefits of Kombucha, uncovering the latest trends in tea innovation.


- Tea Entrepreneurship:

Gain insights into the entrepreneurial aspects of the tea industry, exploring business opportunities and strategies.


- Question & Answer Session:

Participate in an interactive session to address queries and engage in in-depth discussions on key tea topics.


- Evaluation:

Participants will undergo evaluation based on their understanding of the course content and practical skills acquired.


- Felicitation:

Celebrate your successful completion of the course with a felicitation ceremony, marking the beginning of your journey as a tea connoisseur.


 

Policies


Confirmation Policy


  • The participant receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking


  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the participant’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email


  • Alternatively, the participant may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed


Cancellation Policy


  • If cancellation is done at least 15 days prior to the commencement of the program, 25% of the advance payment shall be deducted and the balance amount shall be refunded.


  • If cancellation is done lesser than 15 days prior to the commencement of the program, 50% of the advance payment shall be deducted and the balance amount shall be refunded


  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.


Refund Policy


  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 10 business days.


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