What you'll do
From the Old Post Office Museum on our walk back to the Art Loft, I’ll share stories of how the tea trade played a role in British North America and shaped Toronto's history, from the Chinese opium trade to the Boston Tea Party. Back at my loft, we’ll explore the sensory experiences of three specialty teas, including a rare tea cultivated from 100-year-old tea trees. Preparing proper tea means tea 101 of boiling water at the right temperature. We’ll learn to prepare traditional matcha with a whisk, then taste a matcha latte and you’ll learn to shake up your own signature tea mocktail. We’ll pair teas with savoury & dessert tastings, option gluten-free/or vegan desserts upon request, including single-estate chocolate: tastings will vary. You will experience blending your own tea blend with teas and botanicals and take home your own personal blend. As well as postcard link to my exclusive e-magazine on tea, tea adventures with interviews and recipes. Be prepared to drink at least 8 plus cups of different teas, learn about history of tea, processing, cupping, and an assortment of food pairings. You won't be disappointed by enjoying the time to take tea for yourself!
I'm a certified tea sommelier who has traveled the globe to discover the many ways tea can bring people together. I love sharing food and tea pairings with guests. I'm an author of tea cookbooks, and I publish a website magazine dedicated to tea that shares tea adventures, history, recipes, people who grow & drink tea, travel,....-theloveofteamag
option Gluten-free, Vegan Desserts, chocolate, savoury tastings and personal blend.
Afternoon tea Five plus teas including a rare tea, a matcha latte, and a tea-inspired mocktail
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Where you'll be
We'll take a 15 min walking tour back to the loft highlighting the role of tea. Where we'll be surrounded by art, tea, and tea paraphernalia with its history. Art Loft where we will use all our senses to indulge in the terroir of where the tea was grown and pair with artisan foods. We will also learn to blend our own tea blend to take home by alerting out senses of sight, smell and taste.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to climb staircase 20 steps up to enter the loft.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Cell phones must be turned off during our tea tasting to allow one to be engaged in the stories we'll share. Please let me know of any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Enquire other bookings -
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