Tea School Masterclass
Dates available: 22nd June 2018, 11th September 2018, 13th November 2018
Fancy yourself as a tea buff? Join us for our ‘Tea Takes on the World’ masterclass on the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall.
Hosted in our state-of-the-art tea bar this is the ultimate treat for tea fanatics and includes a unique opportunity to see the UK’s first and only tea plantations.
The day will begin at 10am with an introduction to Britain’s tea history and future, how and where the Camellia sinensis grows, and the manufacture of teas. A stroll to the tea plantation at the Himalayan Valley plus an exploration of the herbal tea gardens at Barn Close will brew up an appetite for lunch: a delicious lunch of local seasonal Cornish delicacies.
The afternoon session will focus on the story from bush to cup, the differences in loose leaf and tea bags, tea and its health benefits, perfect brewing, and why we should all drink more of it! As well as this the fascinating etiquette of social tea drinking will be explored especially with reference to the Great Estates.
The day will conclude with a Tregothnan cream tea, forum and tea tasting certificates will be awarded and a chance to purchase teas and other estate produce from our shop. Attendees will be well equipped to attend Jane Pettigrew’s and Tim Clifton’s Masterclasses in London or Tregothnan at a later date and will also introduce our other partner organisation The English Manner, etiquette specialists and trainers to The Royal Households.
The scheduled masterclass on 13th November will be hosted by special guest speaker, Tim Clifton. Tim is a principal tea taster at London’s top tea broker and his vast knowledge of the tea plantations around the world will fascinate guests throughout the day.
We reserve the right to place guests in the most appropriate sessions according to interests and group size. On rare occasions course dates may be changed if circumstances change or if dates become oversubscribed. We welcome any information you may offer regarding your interests and any specific areas you would like to explore.