Daye - Big Leaf
A learning journey into Chinese Tea
If with the Xiaoye course we learn how to dive into Chinese tea terroir and to culturally translate its complexity, with the Daye we focus on the most technical aspects around our beloved tea leaves, going in-depth on professional tasting, Chinese evaluating jargon, domestic (Chinese) and international markets, supply chain.
We learn how a Chinese tea-professional research, sample and evaluate a tea-leaf before purchasing it; what is the standard in terms of appearance, fragrance, taste, of each category of tea, and also what their most common flaws and what are they caused.
In this course the most important terms and categories are given Chinese language, following the teaching of Xiaoye course.
The goal of this course is to learn how to independently sample, evaluate and purchase a tea for your business, understanding its value and potential.
At the end of the course, after a successful passing of the final exam, there is the optional possibility to obtain the official certification as Tea Professional recognised by the Chinese government.
Schedule and Program
#1 - Basic rules of professional tasting
#2 - Environment and tea trees; storage and ageing.
#3 - The eight elements to judge and classify a tea
#4 - In depth: green tea
#5 - In depth: flower tea
#6 - In depth: pu'er tea
#7 - In depth: white tea
#8 - In depth: red tea
#9 - In depth: wulong and dark tea
#10 - Yellow tea and course review
Classes are held online through Zoom, and all the teas shipped to your home, wherever you are. We will use audio / video and a live chat, to sum up the keywords of each lesson and your questions during the course, and we will share a presentation with words and photos with your private screens.You will also receive digital or paper notes before each lesson, in order to better follow the course.
Beside Vivian, the teacher, we always have at least one assistant online to write the key-points in the chat, collect your homework, and to answer your questions.
After each class we share our presentations for self study, the chat log, and some audio files to help you to review the most important words and their pronunciation. During the week we are always available to support you through your individual study both on teas and language.
Eastern Tea Academy
Students in possession of said certificate are able to judge and accurately describe teas with respect to their own terroir, to brew tea as a professional, to trace the production techniques, and finally to understand and actively participate to market quotations.
Other learning paths
Check out our other courses and events to keep up discovering the endless sides of the tea world
Xiaoye // Small Leaf Course
A long-term course on Chinese teas and terroir, with elements of Chinese language: the beginning of your independent travel into Chinese leaves and markets.
Chazi // Tea seeds Course
Our introduction to Chinese teas, with 5 lessons and 20 teas. The focus is on brewing, ceremony and ceramics.
The course is designed both passionate and connoisseurs.