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Tea Classes, Tea Tastings, and Work Shops

Interested in a woman preparing food on a tablea serious tea education and tea tasting, curious about the unknown world of tea, or just simply want to have fun? We are pleased to bring unparalleled tea education and tea tasting classes to the greater Washington DC area.  

During each type of class, you will gain a comprehensive knowledge about tea, a glimpse into the history and culture of tea, a review of true tea origins and their cultivars, a look into the craftsmanship involved in the making of fine teas, and a summary of the unique health benefits provided by specific teas. And to add to the fun, each class you will taste 4-5 distinctive world class teas. All classes are conducted by Victoria Wu, our own tea expert, who brings first-hand knowledge and expertise through formal training as well as from her various extensive treks throughout the tea-producing regions of China. 

We can customize classes or private tasting and tea parties upon your request. We also cater tea classes and tastings for corporate and group events. Please contact us by email: info@meimeitea.com.    

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Tea 101 Fundamentals and Tasting Class

A great fun and learning session to explore the world of tea, from leaf to cup, profiles of six classes of tea, origins, history, health benefits. Taste a flight of five world's finest teas. Please click the picture below to register. 

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Tea 102 Steeping to Perfection, Hands-on Gaiwan and Yixing Teapot 

Learn and experience the world of gongfu teaware, the art and techniques of gongfu tea brewing! 

  • What is gongfu brewing? 
  • History and importance of gaiwan and Yixing teapot in Chinese tea culture
  • How to use a gaiwan and Yixing teapot, and the nuances of brewing techniques
  • The five famed ancient kilns and how to distinquish them
  • The factors of brewing a perfect cup of tea
  • How to brew green tea - the misconceptions
  • How to brew oolong tea - challenge
  • How to brew pu'erh tea - challenge
  • Hands-on practice – brew like a pro 

Tea 201 All Things Puerh Tea, The Fundamentals and Focused Professional Tasting 

A truly special and unique opportunity to explore and gain extensive knowledge and expand your palate for pu'erh tea. In this class, we will discuss the history and terroir of puerh tea, the two subcategories of puerh and their unique production process, tasting profiles and the difference between the major producing regions, famous villages and mountains, aging properties, and health benefits. Includes a tasting and comparing of eight premium rare quality puerh teas. 

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Tea 202 Oolong Tea Fundamentals and Focused Tasting, A Flight of Six Teas 

A truly special and unique opportunity to explore and gain extensive knowledge and an educated palate for oolong tea. In this "all things oolong" tea class, we will discuss the history and terroir of the oolong teas, its unique processing, the characteristics and tasting profiles of each oolong category, brewing techniques and health benefits. A comparison and tasting of eight premium oolong varieties from: Tie Guan Yin, Wuyi rock oolong, Phoenix Dan Cong oolong, and Taiwan oolong. 

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Tea 203 The Essence of Green Tea and White Tea, Fundamentals and Tasting 

A truly special and unique opportunity to explore and gain extensive knowledge and an educated palate for green and white tea. In this class, we will discuss the history and terroir, unique processes, characteristics and tasting profiles of each category, brewing techniques, and health benefits. A comparison and tasting of eight top quality green tea and white teas. 

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