How the Brits Stole Tea from China

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There was a time when maps of the world were redrawn in the name of plants, when two empires, Britain and China, went to war over two flowers…” and so begins our lesson. We will sample our way around a wholesale tea market while hearing the fascinating story of how England changed the way the world drinks its cup. The story is one of politics, science, and espionage! We’ll retrace the path of botanist Robert Fortune as he, dressed in disguise, unraveled the secrets of the tea bush and its closely guarded production secrets. Taste the forerunners of English breakfast tea and compare the flavors with what’s trending now in Chinese tea cups. Unique snacks provided.

Saturday, December 9

9:45 am Registration, 10am to 12pm

TianShan Tea City
28 Yuping Rd., (S) near Zhongshan Rd., (W)

RMB 250 (includes tea tasting and snacks) 

Please email by December 6, under subject type “Tea Tasting” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after December 6. SEA coordinator is Parke Wiegman, mobile: 186-1619-1251.