DARJEELING TEA TASTING, WITH KEVIN GASCOYNE
25 Lavington Street, London, SE1 0NZ
£22 per ticket (Incl. VAT)
This event was due to run on Friday 17th April 2020 - it has been postponed until a later date. All tickets purchased for this event will be valid for the rescheduled event.
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The UK Tea Academy is delighted to present an evening of tea tasting with Kevin Gascoyne of renowned tea company Camellia Sinensis Montreal
Darjeeling Tea: the Nectar of the Himalayas. An event for tea enthusiasts of all levels.
Tea Taster Kevin Gascoyne takes us on an exotic journey through the tea gardens of the Himalayas. For over 25 years Kevin has spent every Spring in the region for buying, research and consulting. Travel to the mountains through his anecdotes and images as he describes and explains the inner workings of this high altitude tea industry and leads us through a tasting of some of this year’s finest batches.
Kevin will be fresh off the plane from India where he and his partners own a micro-unit tea factory called the Tea Studio. He will also be presenting highlights from this selection for us to taste.
About Kevin: British tea taster Kevin Gascoyne first bought tea in Asia in 1989 and has spent every Spring there as a buyer for 25 years. Living in Montréal, he is one of 4 taster/owners of Camellia Sinensis, whose catalogue at camellia-sinensis.com has gained World renown. He lectures all over the planet and runs 2 tea schools, a wide selection of workshops, conferences, field consulting, trade development and seminars. For the last few years he has been co-host of the World Tea Awards. His writing has been published in English, Japanese, Italian, Korean, Swedish, Russian and French in N.America, Europe and Asia he is also co-author of the prize-winning book TEA, History, Terroir, Varieties which was voted World's Best Tea Book 2014 by the World Tea Awards and is now available in 5 languages.
Aside from his obsessive quest for Darjeeling’s finest leaf, he also has a passion for shop keeping in his stores. According to his colleagues his daily tea consumption compares to the flow of some small rivers.