Tao Wu (of Tao Tea Leaf, est. 2009) is one of the co-founders of the Toronto Tea Festival, a second generation tea exporter and a Certified Tea Sommelier. Each year, Tao brings a small group back to China on Tea Tour. He not only brings them to his hometown of Wuyishan but covers distances all the way to Yunnan to meet artisan tea farmers and ceramic masters first hand.
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Cooking with Tea With Raelene & Bonus Tips on Posting Food on Social Media with Soo
A certified Tea Sommelier, one of the first 15 in Canada, Raelene is truly an expert in all things tea, including countries of origin, ceremonies, manufacturing and in particular, tea menus, food pairings and recipe development.
Tea, is Raelene’s terroir, the place from which she blooms subject to the influences of her passion, creativity and boundless energy. To taste her tea and to try her recipes, is to discover a flavourful, health-giving and modern take on tea.
Her cookbook, tea: from cup to plate was released Feb 1, 2015.
Soo completed Tea Sommerlier courses at George Brown College, and is the creator of “tasTEA table” where she focus o creating tea infused dishes. Currently, she is working on importing Korean teas to Canada so more people can learn and appreciate the beauty of Korean teas.
March 14th, 2018 - St Patrick's Day with Matcha
On Wednesday March 14th the Tea Guild of Canada had a St Patrick’s Day with Matcha event. The presenters were Momo Yoshida of Momo Tea and Sorlie Madox and Helen Kong of Secret Tea Time.
Momo Yoshida is a serious tea lover and tea advocate. She imports fresh tea from Japan and is the owner of the online store: Momo Tea, which you can find at: www.momotea.co/.
Momo belongs to the Urasenke school of chanoyu and is continuing to learn the tea ceremony. She holds workshops from time to time and writes a column in the Japanese magazine, "Bits.
Secret Teatime is a ceramic studio in Scarborough founded by OCAD Jewelry and Ceramic graduates Sorlie Madox and Helen Kong.
Sorlie has a Specialist Degree in Japanese Studies from U of T, and during her time as an exchange student in Kyoto, began studying the Yokenryu School of Tea.
Helen studied Chado while she lived in Japan as an English teacher, and is continuing her studies in Toronto.
They both opened up Secret Teatime in 2013 and have since devoted themselves to the creation of tea wares inspired by the Way of Tea. You can see their beautiful ceramic creations here www.secretteatime.com
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April 5th, 2017 - Teas of Taiwan
With David Campbell of The Tillerman Tea Company
David Campbell is a Canadian currently residing in the San Francisco area of California where he founded The Tillerman Tea Company, a company that specializes in teas of Taiwan, specifically authentic, single-source oolong tea. David spent 30 years in the wine industry prior to starting a tea business where he has formed friendships with tea growers.
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March 9th, 2017 - All in Good Taste
All in Good Taste was an educational and enjoyable experience where we learned a lot about the science behind the Five Tastes of Tea from TJ Williamson of Word Tea Podcast. Exceptional tastings of some interesting, unusual and rare teas and tisanes from Japan were provided by Yunomi Tea.
One experiment added a few drops of umeboshi plum vinegar pickled Sakura Flower infusion to a cup of Genmaicha which knocked out the umami and replaced it with perceptions of saltiness.
A few of the unusual teas sampled were: a rare folk Goishicha, a dark pu-erh like Batabatacha, and a black soy bean Kuromame.
Missed the event? Listen to the recording here!
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