Can you tell your orthodox from broken Pekoe? Are “first flush” and “single estate” familiar terms?
If not, then with the huge interest in tea, and a few moments to spare, the opportunity on 28th June for a spot of tea tasting at Fortnum and Masons sounds just the ticket.
On a separate venture, Tea with Mary Kate was lucky enough to experience a spot of tea tasting with the generous time and tea knowledge of James Pogson, of Northern Tea Merchants.
Tea tasting with James was a hugely enjoyable experience, from learning how to assess the quality of tea to timing the brewing….and quite the best bit – the art of slurping tea! Quite a marvellous enterprise, this allows you to learn how to really properly taste tea – there is even a whole language around describing the leaves, the liquor colour, and all importantly, the taste.
Yorkshire Tea have also created a splendid video on How to master the art of slurping tea - really quite splendid stuff - Tea with Mary Kate was enchanted!