JT & Tea Inc., owned and managed by Thomas Shu and Josephine Pan, offer a range of oolong workshops in tea and oolong pairing, oolong tea baking, and tea ceremony presentations.
Classes for beverage directors and restaurant owners who would like guidance in pairing food with Taiwanese oolongs teach details of different types of oolong – Pouchong, Jade Oolong, classic Tung Ting, Amber Oolong, Oriental Beauty and Formosa Bonita. After tasting, trainees discuss the aroma, the flavor, the color and the finish of each, and also learn how to brew correctly and how to pair each type with different foods.
The Tea Baking workshop, aimed at tea business owners, tea growers, and R & D managers, teaches the art and value of tea baking, a process that reduces the caffeine content and gives the tea a more complex character.
Tutor Dr. Jerry Liu teaches the basics of the leaf and explains how to change the tea's aroma and enhance the flavor during baking.
JT & Tea also teach how the traditional Oolong Gong-fu ceremony can be adapted to modern tea rooms, restaurants and events. The company is preparing materials for a Ceremonial Oolong Service Skill Building Workshop at World Tea Expo in 2016.
Learn more: www.jtteainc.com