Artisan tea tasting with a contemporary tea expert – Colombo
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Join the Founder of Sri Lanka’s first designer tea brand TEAELI, for a fascinating afternoon where you’ll learn about Sri Lanka’s finest teas, from the classics to the artisanal designed, which includes a tasting of a selection of teas from the TEAELI collection. The session takes place at the Barefoot Café in Colombo, one of Colombo’s most popular garden cafes.
EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION: Your host will meet you at the Barefoot Café in the afternoon where a journey through Tea begins. The conversation and tea sampling will take you through the processes of Ceylon tea’s journey: from the producer to the buyers at Colombo’s famed Tea Auction, right down to the sippers of this ancient beverage. Your host will touch on the varieties of teas produced from different estates (there are hundreds of registered tea factories in Sri Lanka, grouped broadly under high, medium and low grown, depending on the factory elevation). Throughout the discussion of manufacture and various styles, you’ll taste a combination of many teas, including black, green, white and herbal Teas. Your host will also show you the art of pouring the perfect cup of tea.
ABOUT YOUR HOST: Your host is the Founder of Sri Lanka’s first designer tea brand – TEAELI, which offers one of the finest tea experiences in the island through artisanal tea blends, Ceylon classics and rare specialty teas.
Includes: A host, the tea tasting
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Good for children: Small children may not follow.
What to Wear or Bring Along: Light, cool clothing.
Private or not? This experience is always private.