Comparative Matcha Tasting on Sunday 21 January at 3pm
We will be tasting two traditionally prepared organic matcha teas from Japan and a raspberry matcha latte, each with differing characteristics of flavour led by Catherine Urquhart. The tastings will be accompanied by traditional Japanese Momoyama cakes.
This event follows on from the popularity of our previous matcha events with Catherine. She gained her knowledge of matcha while living and working in Japan over a 30-year period.
Matcha powdered green tea, notable as a superfood, has more than 100 times more antioxidants than regular green tea, a greater nutritional value and is the only tea beverage in which all the benefits of the tea plant are ingested, not just those that are water soluble. It is bright green, sweet, smooth with high contents of caffeine and L-theanine, making for a stimulating while calming tea.
This event is a great opportunity to try matcha for the first time in a friendly environment or to build on an existing interest and learn more about this fascinating and delicious tea.
Book your place by clicking on this link: Matcha Tasting Event
A legendary tea
Iron Goddess is one of China's most treasured oolong teas. Producing this wonderful tea involves more than 12 distinct processes and it has inspired legends of divine intervention. It is named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy who according to legend rewarded a devout farmer with a single tea bush with the promise that it would support him and those close to him. The farmer shared cuttings of this bush with his neighbours and soon the whole area was producing this heavenly tea. This divine tea is sweet and creamy with an aroma of orchid with notes of grilled walnut and cinnamon and flint.
The fabulous Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong from Taiwan. Light with notes of apricot and honey with complex floral aromas and a full creamy mouthfeel, this hand-crafted oolong is perfect for multiple infusions. We love the second and third infusions!