2 day course held in partnership with Blends for Friends, at their new facility near Sevenoaks, Kent.
£950 + VAT
3rd-4th October 2019
A two day course for anyone interested in the finer details of creating tea blends.
This course is open to everyone - no prior experience is necessary.
9.30am - 5.30pm each day
This 2 day course will be held in partnership with Blends for Friends, at their new facility near Sevenoaks, Kent. The tutor is Alex Probyn.
The price includes local transport from/to your accommodation site and/or station to/from the course venue, lunch, snacks and (of course) tea.
The course will be held at:
Blends For Friends Ltd.
The Tea Barn
Coney Shaw Farm
THE COURSE WILL COVER
Meet and greet the team and participants.
Introductory activity; make and explain your own blend to drink.
Orientation; details of course syllabus.
Basic food hygiene
Tour of the working tea blending factory
Planning your premises for retail, for catering, for online, and for wholesale
started: tools and equipment
Blending black teas: English Breakfast - creating a 'classic'; CTC versus Orthodox
Blending white, green and oolong teas
Blending oils and flavours: artificial and natural; creating the perfect Earl Grey
Blending fruit and herbal infusions; flowers, seeds, fruits, roots and leaves
Blend percentages; dos and don'ts
Blending for how the drinker will drink it; different demographics, countries, water quality, adding milk
Sourcing the right ingredients; the law, methods of sourcing, ingredients checking and batch control
Creating the perfect blend portfolio; the right mix, blend costings, saving blend recipes; creating product specifications
Free blending time; creating selection of own recipes
About The Tutor
In the late 90s Alex Probyn worked as a buyer and blender for Tetley, before setting up his own tea company - Blends For Friends - in 2006. Alex has visited over 150 tea and herb estates in all the major tea growing regions and has given masterclasses on tea in over 20 countries. Alex Probyn