WHAT IS THE CUPPING OF INDIAN TEA?
In this cupping, we will explore the mystical India and its delicious teas. We will talk about the geography and the climate of this country, which are favourable for the production of Camellia sinensis, the tea plant. Through an audiovisual presentation, we will make a virtual trip to India and its tea-related customs.
This activity is divided into a theoretical part and a practical part, in which we will discover the most relevant concepts as to the teas selected for this occasion.
The activity lasts two hours and a half, approximately. This cupping is aimed at the general public that for pleasure or cultural interest wish to know more about tea culture in India.
After the first part, participants will perform a guided cupping of four premium loose leaf teas in order to discover its sensory peculiarities, such as aroma, texture, and flavour. We will finish the event with a pairing specially prepared to harmonise tea.
We invite you to discover the amazing tea culture of India!
There is no need to have previous knowledge on the subject. You only need to make a reservation in advance.
THE LEGEND OF HOW TEA WAS DISCOVERED IN INDIA
In accordance with an ancient legend, in the year 500 AC, the Fakir Dharma took the vow not to sleep, seated under a tree, for seven years. However, after five years of spiritual meditation, he felt he could no longer fight the need to sleep. Desperate because he knew he would not be able to keep his promise, he grasped a couple of branches of the tree under which he was seated and started to chew its leaves. Immediately, Dharma felt an invigorating effect and recover the necessary energy to keep his vow.
THE HISTORY OF TEA PRODUCTION IN INDIA
In the Ramayana, one of the most important and influential religious works of Ancient India, presumably written in the Third Century BC, records were found of the usage of tea as medicine. However, only in 1832 the English developed the idea of cultivating tea in India. When Major Robert Bruce, who was in charge of the Assam garrison, was offered an infusion made with a local bush, he thought it was so similar to tea that he sent some of those leaves to be studied in Calcutta. There they discovered that it was a local variety of Camelia sinensis: the Camellia sinensis assamica. From that moment, tea industry was developed in India by the English, and Camellia assamica began to be used in other producing regions.
DETAILS OF THE CUPPING
In charge of:
September 30, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
Leon Pagano 2653, piso 1 – Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
In charge of:
Daniela Ruiz Fajardo
September 9, 2017
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Don Ignacio Restaurante Escuela
San Ignacio de Loyola 150 – Altura cuadra 5 de la Av. La Fontana, Lima, PERÚ
VIDEO: TEA IN INDIA
WHY CHOOSE THE TEA CLUB?
- Because it has the best team of educators* worldwide: Jane Pettigrew, Academic Director of The Club, wrote more than a dozen of books on tea, which were translated into various languages. She gives master classes in the United Kingdom and was named “Best Tea Educator” in 2014 WORLD TEA AWARDS. Besides, she lectures at the World Tea Expo and other international conferences. Victoria Bisogno, Founder and President of The Club, is the author of the books “Tea Sommelier Handbook”, which was edited in Spanish, English, Italian, and Portuguese, and “The Alchemy of Tea”, edited in Spanish, English and Korean. Victoria also lectures at the World Tea Expo, founded Charming Blends, and was nominated for “Best Tea Educator” category in 2015 and 2016 WORLD TEA AWARDS. Kenny Vega is a Certified Tea Sommelier and the Founder of Punto de Té and online.
- It transcends borders and goes all over the world: More than 1100 students from Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Asia have taken the courses of The Tea Club and have confirmed their quality.
- This is the organisation that has created more entrepreneurs** in America and Europe. In the last years, more than 130 tea enterprises have been created, founded by graduated students from The Tea Club.
- This is the only organisation that has specialised books written by its team of educators: Victoria Bisogno and Jane Pettigrew.
*2014, 2015 & 2016 WORLD TEA AWARDS.
** Companies of our students