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Tea tasting with a Tea Sommelier

Hamilton, CanadaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Katie

45 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a Certified Tea Sommelier and owner of The Monarch Tea Co. here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada!

I suggest that you join our experience with your favourite cup of tea brewed to enjoy during the class. We will start off the experience by learning more about what tea is, how tea plants are grown, how it's produced and the harvesting and production methods ranging from Pai Mu Tan white tea, Oolong, Pu'erh and more! We will then shift our focus to how to brew the perfect cup of tea in the comfort of your home and discuss any tea myths and misconceptions around "the perfect cup of tea". From there, we will discuss how to become a better tea taster and learn about our palate and tasting notes in tea. At this point, I'll walk us through a virtual tea tasting, which you can follow along at home using your own tea! We will discuss tasting notes and the complexities that each cup of tea holds. I'll then walk us through what tea & food pairings work best based on your favourite teas. We will end the session with an opportunity for any questions and to share with each other what tea we are drinking!
Other things to note
This class is best viewed using a laptop or computer.
Hi! My name is Katie and I'm a Certified Tea Sommelier and owner of The Monarch Tea Co. here in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada!

I suggest that you join our experience with your favourite cup of tea brewed to enjoy during the class. We will start off the experience by learning more about what tea is, how tea plants are grown, how it's produced and the harvesting and production methods ranging from Pai Mu Tan white tea, Oolong, Pu'erh and mor…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Katie can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at R950.

What to bring

  • A brewed mug of your favourite tea, ready to sip and enjoy through class.
  • Access to WIFI and computer with audio (and access to camera, if possible!)
  • Notepad & pen or pencil for note taking.
From R238
/ person
Thu, Mar 4
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (EST)
R238 per person
R238 per person
Thu, Mar 4
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM (EST)
R238 per person
R238 per person
Fri, Mar 5
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM (EST)
R238 per person
R238 per person

Meet your host, Katie

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 18 Reviews
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Over the past six years, I've traveled Ontario sharing with others the art, history and culture of tea! As a certified Tea Sommelier through the Tea Board of Canada, I've taught on everything tea, with an emphasis on tea & food pairings. Tea & cheese, tea & chocolate and even tea cocktails are some of my favourite subjects to share with others. I'm now bringing my interactive workshops online to help you discover more about the worlds most popular beverage (second only to water!) and lead us through an interactive tea tasting with a focus on how to expand your palate!
Over the past six years, I've traveled Ontario sharing with others the art, history and culture of tea! As a certified Tea Sommelier through the Tea Board of Canada, I've taught on everything tea, with an emphasis on tea & food pairings. Tea & cheese, tea & chocolate and even tea cocktails are some of my favourite subjects to share with others. I'm now bringing my interactive workshops online to help you discover more about the worlds most popular beverage (second only to water!) and lead us thr…
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Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 18 reviews.

Christie
February 2021
Fantastic! Katie did a great job speaking to everyone and answering all our questions. I learned so much that I didn’t know there was to learn about tea. Definitely recommend!
Leah
February 2021
Katie’s energy was infectious - she made tea so exciting! Her storytelling about her business and course as well as experience with tea demonstrated her passion and love of tea. This was a great beginner guide to tea and tea tasting! The course is great for people who are new to tea but also studying to become a sommelier.
Katie’s energy was infectious - she made tea so exciting! Her storytelling about her business and course as well as experience with tea demonstrated her passion and love of tea. Th…
Amber
February 2021
I so enjoyed this class! Very educational and I feel I’m now well on my way to becoming a total tea nerd. I do not care for wine, but now I, too, can say things like, “I’m detecting a definite Chinese terroir, which a strong smoky aroma and hints of volcanic minerals.” I can’t wait to test out my skills further (once I come down from my current caffeine high, that is).
I so enjoyed this class! Very educational and I feel I’m now well on my way to becoming a total tea nerd. I do not care for wine, but now I, too, can say things like, “I’m detectin…
Nicole
February 2021
Katie created a relaxed and informative experience for my group. Everyone was surprised and delighted to discover there is so much to learn about tea. None of us had ever done anything like this. We enjoyed the novelty and will have a greater appreciation of tea from now on. Katie was wonderful to work with, friendly, personable and authentic.
Katie created a relaxed and informative experience for my group. Everyone was surprised and delighted to discover there is so much to learn about tea. None of us had ever done anyt…
Anna
January 2021
It was such a nice experience! I Katie is such a wonderful host, full of positive energy and kindness. We learned how tea grows, different kind of tea, how to taste tea and understand the flavor. Absolutely recommend to everyone who loves tea.
It was such a nice experience! I Katie is such a wonderful host, full of positive energy and kindness. We learned how tea grows, different kind of tea, how to taste tea and underst…
Corinna
January 2021
Put the kettle on ! It's so lovely and inspiring to share a cup of tea with Katie. She's such a vibrant, smiling host sharing her knowledge and passion for tea. I loved the personal interaction with her and I learned so much about tea, the way of drinking tea, the effects of tea... I left the experience in high spirits and my new mantra is: Slurp slowly ! I will definitely take more time and attention for my next teatime. Thanks.
Put the kettle on ! It's so lovely and inspiring to share a cup of tea with Katie. She's such a vibrant, smiling host sharing her knowledge and passion for tea. I loved the persona…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.