About the Class
Japan has been growing tea since the 800's AD. Once reserved only for monks and royalty, tea is a part of daily life for nearly all Japanese. As tea drinkers and others are continually pursuing healthier lifestyles, Japanese teas are experiencing a renaissance in the West. There are a variety of different teas produced in Japan. Most are green teas but black teas are being made too. With names like Jewel of Dew and Stone Chess Piece, enjoy a tea tasting as we explore the different types, origins and traditions of Japanese tea, accompanied by traditional Japanese snacks.
About the Instructor
Dan Robertson is the owner of The Tea House located in Naperville. They have been importers, blenders and purveyors of premium teas for 20 years. Their expansive selection of nearly 300 teas and tisanes is sure to please both tea connoisseur and novice alike. Dan travels extensively to the key tea-producing regions of the world and brings you a wealth of information in our educational programs and World Tea Tours. He enjoys sharing his passion for fine teas and serving tea lovers of all types. Join him for an enrichment in your knowledge of tea.