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Feb 02 2016 In Tea Journal By

What's in a Tea (Tasting)?

Tea tastings don't have to be scary! Too often, people feel intimidated and think that they have to be sophisticated, ultra-formal tea snobs to enjoy a tea tasting. Here at Discover Teas, that is anything but the truth. At our tea tastings, our primary goal is right in our name—we want to help you discover great teas!

Take our Savors of Grey Tea Tasting, for example. We don't expect everyone who comes to be a tea expert, so we begin with a brief lesson on Earl Grey, talking about the history and key facts of the tea. Then we go into some common features of teas and ways to think about tasting tea before brewing up a few Greys. We'll talk about common ways to identify flavor notes so that you find out what notes call to you when you are tasting different teas. This will help you in the final stage, where you get to blend your very own Grey! It's a fun way to get to know how changes in ingredients and ratios can make a big difference in the flavor of your tea.

What if you are already an experienced tea aficionado? If you are the type who enjoys matching aromas on a flavor wheel, you'll love examining the variations in tea liquor, aroma, and flavor at a tea tasting in order to find what works best for you and taking notes on our tea tasting note cards.

Tea tastings are the kind of rewarding experience that just keep growing in value. Every time you attend a tea tasting, your level of knowledge and expertise will increase, which means that you will always be able to discover new nuances and expand your horizons further than ever before!

After all, one of the best things about a tea tasting (other than tasting delicious tea, of course), is that you can explore as much and in as much detail as you care to. So, what are you waiting for? Check out our event calendar here or on our Facebook page to see when our next tea tasting is, and get ready for your next adventure in tea discovery!

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