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World of Tea Series: TeaAID: A Fundraiser for Nepal Relief Efforts

TEA AID: A FUNDRAISE FOR NEPAL RELIEF EFFORTS

On May 23rd, Northwest Tea Festival sponsored a benefit for Nepal Earthquake relief efforts as part of the World of Tea series. Since Nepal is nestled in the Himalayas among many world-renowned tea growing regions, and is itself a producer of fine teas, it seemed particularly appropriate that the tea community step up to provide some aid in Nepal’s time of suffering.

World of Tea Series: The Intriguing World of Post-Fermented Teas

THE INTRIGUING WORLD OF POST-FERMENTED TEAS
Hosted by Cinnabar Wright (Phoenix Tea)

Thank you for joining us for the April 18th installment in the World of Tea Series for an exploration of the intriguing world of post-fermented teas. Although the teas under this classification range greatly in appearance and taste, they all have in common a stage of production where true fermentation is induced in the tea, which continues to impact the tea as it ages and matures.

World of Tea Series: Tea and Chocolate Pairing!

TEA AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING!
Hosted by Roberta Fuhr (Experience Tea)

What could be better than a class with our two favorite substances together experienced in all sorts of ways? It was kind of a Valentine's Day pre-treat! In this class on February 7th we tasted five chocolates and five different single origin teas--having a sensory experience with all 25 possible combinations. We hope you found your personal tea and chocolate favorite so you can share it with a friend on Valentines Day.
 

World of Tea Series: A Tasting Tour of Nepalese Teas

A TASTING TOUR OF NEPALESE TEAS
Hosted by Roberta Fuhr (Experience Tea)

On September 22nd, we explored the spectrum of teas grown and processed in Nepal. We tasted and experienced aromas of the teas while talking about their history and current trends. There were several teas to taste in this class--several of which were purchased while our source was on tour in Nepal and still with their original cultural packaging!
 

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