DIY'ers drink tea. DIY'ers should be able to make their own tea.
Learn and taste the basic types of teas and blending ingredients and become a tea sommelier in no time! By the end, you will walk away with a new appreciation for tea and TWO hand crafted blends of tea to take home for your friends to enjoy.
Tea Education Covered: What is tea? How is tea made? Types of tea. Tips for blending teas Cupping and tasting teas
Tea Blending: Many many ingredients to get your hands dirty. Create small tasters and learn about a balanced blend. Trial sample your blends. Go for the large batch and package. Sip tea with friends and frenemies
Location: T-WE TEA, Crocker Galleria, 50 Post Street, Level 1, San Fran 94104.
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Christopher Coccagna is a Certified Tea Specialist from the Specialty Tea Institute of America. He has been involved in the tea industry for over 7 years, where he has developed his palate and knowledge of all things tea. As an educator of all things tea, Christopher has taken the alternative route for educating the public. From his fun Tea 101's at the University of San Diego, to tea and whiskey classes taught at bars and restaurants, to his most popular class of DIY Tea Blending at Workshop SF (featured on Daily Candy), there is always the element of great knowledge gained with a touch of glam rock and roll. Since 2010, Christopher has been the founder and master tea blender for T-We Tea, a San Francisco based tea company famous for its signature blends. From Foggy Morning Brekkie to Earl Cray Cray, Christopher's blends are changing people's perceptions of tea, because of his indie stance on not using flavor agents and letting tea shine and having fun all at the same time.